Bioshock Infinite entered my house this past weekend and I’d planned on doing a video blog for this week’s Girl Meets Nerd similar to what Conan O’Brien does on his show when he reviews video games as he is a non-video gamer.
Alas, my husband and his lack of iMovie knowledge (surprising, right?) and this production known as Easter got in my way. Oh and also, GAME OF THRONES WAS ON! The only icy stare to rival mine would be that of Cersei Lannister, fact.
As a back-up he suggested I do a two part summer movie preview. Part one would be three or so movies I was looking forward to seeing this summer and why I wanted to see them. Part two would be three movies he was excited to see and why. I kind of shrugged this suggestion off and said, “I don’t even know what movies are coming out this summer. Huh, anything good? I don’t think I want to see anything, I just don’t know.”
Silence. Which, if you know my husband, is a rare thing to get! He just sat in the devil, aka my car (my license plate ends in 666), and said, “I’m sorry, did you say nothing is coming out this summer?”
I just did my normal ‘meh‘ shrug and said, “Yeah, no clue. Is something big coming out?”
With a screech only Charlie Day can hit vocally, he proceeded, “Babes! What comes out?! Oh only Star Trek, the new Superman, IRON MAN!”
“Oh,” I said, “huh, did I know that?”
“Babes! You were the one that posted a new Iron Man trailer to my facebook page!” yelled my husband (upon doing some facebook research it does appear I did place an Iron Man trailer on his facebook page…so BEST WIFE EVER?!).
Spoiler Alert: when you come back for part two can you guess which three movies he is going to want me to review for him? Sigh…there is no mystery in my life anymore.
Until then, you are stuck with three movies I want to see. Which, this is super pathetic, I had to google “summer 2013 movies” to even find what was coming out and even then I was not impressed. Though my husband is a slave driver and still made me do this blog with my picks so here they are in no random order.
- The Bling Ring
Synopsis: Based on a true story (already in), this group of young peeps in L.A. that are obsessed with fame rob celebrities (let’s use this term lightly because they robbed Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan)when they are not home. It’s directed by Sofia Coppola and stars HERMOINE GRANGER aka Emma Watson. Let’s see, I like L.A., celebrities, bling, Harry Potter so obviously I’M ALL IN.
- The Hangover Part 400937366253.0 oops, Part 3
Synopsis: Off of the top of my head, I would say the wolf pack somehow ends up in a crazy party town and once again loses their friend, Ed Helms loses an arm, Zach Galifianakis finds and carries a baby troll with him the whole movie, Bradley Cooper looks really good dirty and and in the end Mike Tyson makes a cameo. Am I close? (to the internet to find out!) According to le internet, “In part 3 of the movie series, there’s no wedding or bachelor party. Yet, the Wolf-pack find themselves entangled in a web of commotion and chaos when they decide to go on a road trip and run into many of the same characters that we saw in the first two movies including Mr. Chow.” Oh Mr. Chow, the funny super racist always naked Asian villain. How could I forget about Senor Chang, oops, I mean Mr. Chow. I feel I have to see this as I loved the first one, suffered through the second, this one has to be better, right? RIGHT?
- The Great Gatsby
If you haven’t read the book then too bad, look up the synopsis yo’ self and SHAME ON YOU. This movie has been made before and we had to watch it in 11th grade English (you guys, we watched so many movies in my high school, it really does explain a lot about so many of me and my friends) it starred Robert Redford and Mia Farrow as Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan and it was a total BORE. I have two words why I will see this new version: Moulin Rouge!. It is by the same director as that movie, which is such a fantastic movie, that I will almost try anything Baz Luhrmann puts in front of me. Exception to this rule that piece of shit called Australia, not even Jean Valjean could make me see it. Have you seen the preview for this remake? The colors, the style, Carey Mulligan as Daisy! This thing has me super pumped that I know it will only end in heartbreak.
There you have it Girl Meets Nerd fans, my top three movies I want to see this summer. Stay tuned to next week to see part two aka what comic book based movies my husband wants to see. And by see, I mean cry and scream like a little girl when she see’s Justin Bieber shirtless.
Kacie Baum is a professional partier, mother of two pugs, and the wife of Matt Baum. She tolerates the constant presence of the Two-Headed Nerd in her home each week. She did not write this bio. Pre-THN entries of Girl Meets Nerd can be found here.