My Weekend in Pictures: April 20-22 2012

Friday: Saw Think Like A Man… which was one of the best romantic comedies I’ve seen in awhile. Kevin Hart is hilarious! Kept me laughing from beginning to end!

Saturday: Shopping, Grace’s Chinese Take-out, and the beginning of our April showers.

Sunday: Went to the early morning church service. Watched Mission Impossible 3: Ghost Protocol which was a decent movie, but not as great as everyone made it out to be. April showers… ALL day. Sigh…

Moon River My Darling

I’ve been ridiculously tired after work this week (my excuse for not posting). Yes, I could always type my posts in advance and schedule them to be published at certain times each day, but I like most of my material to be fresh. I’ve had plenty of topics, editorials, reviews, and inspiration boards completed that I didn’t post and have deleted, because it just seemed old and stale to me. I only like to put out what I’m currently feeling, thinking about, or adoring. Which, of course, means that I usually type things right before I post them; two days max (if something is really important to me).

Anywho darlings

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The JPD Approves Of These Films… Updated 7/31!

If you haven’t had time to see the latest released films, but have all the time in the world now, then I think you’ll find this list pretty handy! I’ve sifted through the gems and duds for you!  I’ve even got a list of what you should pass on watching. So if you’re looking for a good film for your next movie night, you may want to bookmark this!

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Black Swan Review

Cast: Natalie Portman is already a very talented actress in my book, and honestly, one of my favorite actresses. I found out that she actually took the time to become trained in ballet for this role and I admire her dedication. Her performance didn’t disappoint me. I’m not a big fan of Mila Kunis, but I admit that she did a stellar job too. Vincent Cassel was a good choice for the film as well. And I was pleasantly surprised to see Winona Ryder who’s been making casual appearances in blockbusters lately (Star Trek anyone?)

Cinematography: Some of the camera shots and angles were just enough to give you a chill and make you anxious to know what’s going to happen next.

Overall: Captivates you until the very end! This film received such high praises from critics and I have to agree it deserved every last one of them. Though I must warn you, it may be difficult to grasp the meaning behind it all until you get to the end. Much deeper meaning than I expected. This wasn’t just the typical thriller. Very unique in presentation.

Criticism: I still had some unanswered questions once I finished watching (what’s the deal with the mother’s cake tantrum?), but luckily most of the answers could be found on the trusty imdb.com (discussion boards are key to a lot of insightful background info and theories).

Final Score: ***** 5 stars