Fantastic Beasts

My good friend Danica has a Harry Potter club and decided to rent out a theater for the club and her family + friends to see Fantastic Beasts. It was such a fun evening to watch that amazing movie with friends!

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Baby Steps

One of my all-time favorite movies is What About Bob. If you haven’t watched it before, why are we even friends? JK-but really… go watch it right now. Dr. Marvin, Dr. Leo Marvin, has the brilliant advice to take baby steps in your life. It’s a really comedic scene, but in all reality, it’s such great advice. It randomly came into my mind last week when I was dealing with something, and I keep thinking about it. When we are having a hard time, dealing with anxiety, or just simply don’t want to do something (e.g. work out, eat healthy, wake up early, etc), think of it in baby steps. We can do anything for one minute. So start with that minute. Do what you’ve gotta do, then do it again the next minute. Minute to minute, hour to hour, day to day, you can get through it. Baby steps. Baby step around the room… baby step out the office……. I’m sailing………. I’m a sailor! Okay, I’ll stop with the quotes now. But I will finish the post with a photo of me at Halloween when I was Bob!

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We got Annie!

I grew up watching and loving the original Annie musical. I also loved seeing it when local schools or theaters would perform it. Obviously, none of the remakes can compare to the original, but when I saw the preview for the new one I was so excited!

Turns out, my friend also is obsessed with this musical so we saw it on opening night! The theater didn’t have many people, except for more girls who were our age reliving their childhood haha!

My thoughts on the movie? I loved it. I mean, it was cheesy and there were dumb parts for sure. But overall, the music was really enjoyable! And the new Annie was ADORABLE! I love her so much. Probably more than the original because she’s not as obnoxious. Her voice was so sweet and seeing her a modern kid in NYC really tugged at my heart strings. Jamie Foxx was also a huge surprise. I really liked his voice, who would have known? And my favorite part? The end when they’re singing together just about a mile down the road from where I live! That was pretty awesome to see them out at Liberty State Park and on the river path I walk on! So, if you grew up loving the musical… go see it! It’s not better than the original, but it’s still a fun movie that brought me to tears a couple times and made me want to stand up and dance and sing!

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St. Vincent

Last night T.J. and I went to the movies and saw the new Bill Murray movie, St. Vincent. I grew up watching Bill Murray’s movies all the time. My favorites: What About Bob, Ghostbusters, The Man Who Knew Who Little, Scrooged, and Larger than Life. Since those were all filmed about twenty years ago, it was so strange to see Bill Murray playing an old grumpy man. I think I like him better as Bob who is taking baby steps to a more positive, healthy life but this movie redeemed itself in the end.

Overall, I really loved the film. Not just because Billy Murray starred in it, but because the story was very interesting and well written. It was like About a Boy with Hugh Grant, only with a grumpy, old, broke man. Yet, I didn’t expect it to be SO depressing. I cried several times! I felt so sad for him, and sad for all the people in the world like him. But like I said, it was a really great ending and left on a happy note, fortunately.

Disclaimer: the first five minutes had an F-word and a quick scene of him and the “lady of the night” in bed. The rest of the movie had some language but probably the same amount you hear walking down the streets of NYC. Just thought I would let you know in case you see the movie and then can’t believe I recommended the movie to you. 

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Meet the Mormons

Tonight we have tickets to a screening of Meet the Mormons in the city! We are very excited to see the film (and have a double date night). I saw online that David Archuleta has a new song out that will be in the movie. I love David so much so I had to share the song with you. Listen and share, and even download the song here! I just wish that they released a music video instead of just the track… maybe that’s coming?