It’s not just about the Fibro.

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2014 by PL

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Sadly I do not just suffer from Fibromyalgia, I also have a collapsing Spine. This was only discovered last year after around four years of back pain, which I just put down too sleeping badly.

How it was describe to me was like this: all the spongy disc between your bony ones in your lumbar region have lost there volume and one is poking out hitting your nerve. There is no way to know how or why this happened, but it will never get better. In fact the disc will soon fail completely and you will get bone on bone, with the hope your spine will fuse itself.

As you can imagine this was devastating news, from being such an active person to struggling to even bend now. But I get by and with three hours of physio and exercise a day I can function to about 60%. The pain…

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Beastly 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 21, 2011 by PL

A modern-day take on the “Beauty and the Beast” tale where a New York teen is transformed into a hideous monster in order to find true love.

Director:

Daniel Barnz

Writers:

Daniel Barnz (screenplay), Alex Flinn (novel)

Stars:

Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens and Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary Kate play a very dark character in this film out of what most would consider out of character role for her, who betwitches Kyle (Daniel Barnz) and transforms him into what to him would be a “beast” he has 1 year to find someone to love him for him and not who he is or what he looks like.  Shunned by his tv anchor dad who is hung up on looks.  Neal Patrick Harris portrays the blind tutor hired to teach him while he is in seclusion. Vanessa Hudgens  is Lindy, the girl who he chooses to try to make love him and see him for who he really is and not how he looks. This modern version of Beauty and the Beast was nice yet a bit sappy.  In my opinion the characters of Lindy and Kyle should have had much more interaction with each other. More time seemed to be wasted in the film with him following her and then building up the nerve to speak to her than I felt was needed.  All in all it was a nice movie. I do have to say that I really enjoyed the music score to this film.

I give it 4 Kernels out of 6

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on August 13, 2011 by PL

Soul Surfer

Rated PG (mpaa)

Run Time  106 min

Synopsis:

Based off a true story of a teenage surfer girl summons the courage to go back into the ocean after losing an arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara

Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, and Helen Hunt

Supporting Cast: Kevin Sorbo and Karrie Underwood

I give it…

A FULL POPCORN!!

This movie was incredible on so many different levels. Based off the real life story of Bethany Hamilton who lost her arm in a shark attack and has gone on to become a pro surfer.  The visual portion of the film is stunning. Great surf scenes with mild special effects. Even the shark looked real. (i paused it to check it) The acting by AnnaSophia Robb was realistic. There are religious tones throughout the whole movie without being “preachy”, and is based on the family’s actual beliefs. Even Karrie Underwood’s portrayal of Bethany’s Youth Pastor was believable.  This movie really surprised me. I half expected to see a so so movie but was left feeling inspired. I laughed, I got choked up at times. This is a great family movie for all. (I watched it with my 15 year old son who loved it)  No drugs, a little light gore so to speak (blood in water, bloody arm covered with shirt and post amputation of her arm) If you want to sit down and watch a movie that will make you rethink what is possible and the strength of faiths effect on the human spirit then this is the movie for you.

Hello world!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 9, 2011 by PL

Well this is my first word press blog.  Seeing as I am an avid movie fan. I have decided to do movie reviews.  I will of course review new movies but I am also going to be review old movies as well. Is there a movie you want me to review? Let me know. I use the popcorn kernel popping system.  Rating 1-5. A Kernel only means BLECH!!! Kernel all the way through popped popcorn means  OH YEAH!!!  I hope you enjoy, read often and check back.

Thanks!

PL