August 13, 2014

The Countdown Begins!

The countdown to Paris has begun!  And naturally, in true Hello Kitty form, and yes, I'm 31

August 07, 2014

Movie Review: Into the Storm

Oh Into the Storm where do I even begin?!?  This is *ahem* one gem of a movie I tell you.  As a huge fan of Twister, natural disaster movies, and of weather overall (I thought for two seconds in college I'd become a meteorologist and storm chaser myself), I was super excited for this film.

The premise is pretty simple, the movie follows two high school boys documenting the day of graduation and also a team of storm chasers making a documentary.  The movie starts out way too slow and then naturally the two groups eventually converge when the town is pounded by an unheard of amount of tornadoes and storms.  I don't think this movie would have been as laughable (as in the pathetically awful bad acting) if the story just skipped the high school boys and their father (Richard Armitage - who gives the worst performance of CPR I've ever seen).  However, take them out, and you just have a retake on Twister.

As for the CGI, some of the scenes are respectable but others border on cartoonish.  This combined, with the laughable acting, makes it appear that Into the Storm really should have been on the Syfy channel or some movie of the week on NBC.

Going in I expected this movie to be hokey, over-the-top, ridiculous, and full of bad acting just from the preview.  Coming in with those expectations, Into the Storm did still manage to be some-what entertaining, even if I was laughing at the acting.  However, I say save your $10 and wait for Redbox, unless you love horribly bad movies (hello me!), but seriously - wait for DVD.

Into the Storm opens Friday, August 8th.

July 20, 2014

2014 Waterford Balloon Festival

 This weekend was the annual Waterford Balloon Festival in Waterford, Wisconsin.  It's a great family friendly event that is free (you'll have to probably pay to have to park, but all the lots I saw were $5 which I believe is very reasonable).  The event has hot air balloon launches, glows, local food vendors, helicopter rides, and more.  It's a really great local event to go to!

July 11, 2014

Bastille Days

Photo from Milwaukee's 2014 Bastille Days! I accidentally did the 5K that night...I know, how does someone accidentally do a 5K? I honestly missed the 2K turn off! haha, mistakes happen

July 05, 2014

Happy July 4th!

I spend this year's July 4th sick with a double ear infections and sinus infection.  Boo!  I did manage to make it out to Lake Waubeesee with my big old box of tissue for a ride on the lake.

July 02, 2014

One Republic at Summerfest

Last night I was able to make it out to see One Republic at Summerfest and wow what a show!  American Authors and Mayer Hawthorne opened, two bands I've never seen or heard before and both put on impressive shows.

Here are some initial pictures, more to come soon!