Movie Review | Mad Max: Fury Road

Movie Review | Mad Max: Fury Road

Incredible chase sequences.  Gritty characters with real depth. A score that gets your blood pumping and your adrenaline racing. An unquestionably evil antagonist and undeniably sexy protagonists. This movie has it all. It’s such an awe-inspiring visual feast of carnage and destruction. I couldn’t look away and I definitely didn’t want to. So much has already been said about this film and it’s completely warranted. What Mad Max Fury: Road brings to the table is more than just a non-stop action movie. There is so much going on here; in the lives of the characters, in what it’s telling us about the nature of humanity, in the way it’s not perpetuating stereotypes about all women being victims in need of rescuing from men. It’s a brilliant movie that you can take for face value and have an amazing time watching and there is also more to it if you care to look.

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Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Egg & Chickpea Salad with Homemade Lemon & Garlic Vinaigrette Dressing

Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Egg & Chickpea Salad with Homemade Lemon & Garlic Vinaigrette Dressing

Looking for something healthy and delicious for dinner tonight? You’ve come to the right place. I’ve been experimenting with salads lately and I must say that this one is certainly a winner. Salads are so versatile, you can throw a couple ingredients together, add some lettuce and you’re done. The problem I have is that I have an insatiable appetite and salads just don’t do it for me. I’ll have a gigantic serving, feel really good about all the healthy choices I’m making and then hear my stomach rumbling 15 minutes later. I can almost hear it’s muffled cries for pizza. Not with this salad, though! The chickpeas and the eggs are very filling and it’s delicious to boot.  You won’t be feeling anything but satisfied after eating this one.

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Movie Review: Terminator Genisys

Movie Review: Terminator Genisys

I went to see Terminator Genisys over the weekend and, overall, I found it to be pretty good. There are a lot of negative reviews out there at the moment, mostly from critics, but it really wasn’t that horrible. The main thing that it has going against it is people’s preconceived notions that it will be bad. The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day are such incredible films that it’s easy to see why an audience wouldn’t think anything could possibly be as good, or even remotely close to as good, as they are. There are so many expectations that go along with films on this level of greatness. If I look at it as a comparison of those films, then yes, this is not a good film at all. However, if I look at it as an individual entity that takes some plot points from another movie, then it was actually a good piece of entertainment.

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DIY Monday: 52 Pick Me Ups Birthday Present

DIY Monday: 52 Pick Me Ups Birthday Present

Monday so soon? Our air conditioning unit broke over the weekend so that makes this Monday a little worse than most Mondays… especially when you factor in the humidity… Oh, the humidity!! My husband doesn’t think that’s as funny as I think it is. You guys be the judge. Anyways, to cheer me up I’ve decided to post a DIY birthday present I made for my hubby a couple years ago. It was really cute and remains one of his favourite presents (obviously after his PS4). It was really simple to make; the hardest part was coming up with 52 nice things to say about someone. Scoff all you want, but try this yourself and then tell me you’re still chuck full of ideas after number 38.

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Friday Night Movie Recommendation: Cube

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: Cube

In honour of Canada Day on July 1st and my birthday yesterday, I decided to pick a decidedly Canadian film to recommend tonight. I first saw this one years ago and it’s just as good now as it was then. It’s a really innovative concept and it’s executed quite well considering the budget that it was working with. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m confident that if you watch it tonight, you will not be disappointed.

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Review Club #5 – Jessabelle

Review Club #5 – Jessabelle

Check out what a couple of us thought about Jessabelle!

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Up first is the other Mel (hehe), from over at The Creative Fox Den:

Firstly, I have to say that I love Sarah Snook. She has some serious acting chops and I thought her performance in Predestination was incredible. Unfortunately, her performance in Jessabelle was not as inspired.

I have to admit that the movie started out reasonably well; it set the tone for the character that Sarah Snook plays and the overall feeling of the film. The audience even has hope for the father, even though we know that he has a very sordid past.

The fist scare of the movie is done really well, actually. When the “bathtub incident” occurs, I jumped out of my seat. I was genuinely scared and I anticipated that the rest of the movie would have similar moments.

Unfortunately, it did not. The horror is downhill from there. The father, that we…

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BBQ Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Butter

BBQ Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Butter

Hello, my lovelies! I’m so sorry I missed a few posts earlier this week. I’ve missed you all terribly. I went to Kelowna, BC to visit my mom and I thought I would have time to whip up some posts each morning but my mom packed our schedules so tight, there just wasn’t time. So many activities! Anyways, to make up for it, I’ve got the best dish I had on my trip and I’m going to share it with you. This was honestly the BEST. I will never go back to eating corn on the cob any other way. And this chipotle butter!? Forget about it.

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Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The Raid 2

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The Raid 2

Well, I promised something awesome for today and it doesn’t get much more awesome than this. When I wrote the review for The Raid: Redemption, there was a lot of confusion as to whether or not that was the original or the sequel. It’s definitely confusing that it’s titled that way. The Redemption insinuates there’s something we already know about that needs redeeming, which leads us to believe it’s the sequel. Regardless, The Raid: Redemption is the original; the sequel is simply titled The Raid 2 (sometimes it is called The Raid 2: Berandal).  After the review of the original, I received a lot of requests for a review of this one, and I do what I can to make you guys happy. So, hold on to your butts (Jurassic Park reference), this movie is quite the ride.

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Food Review: 2 Ladies Soupin It Up | Coconut Curry Chicken Soup Mix

Food Review: 2 Ladies Soupin It Up | Coconut Curry Chicken Soup Mix

Good morning to all the people out there in my time zone, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight (The Truman Show, anyone?) to everyone else. I’ve got a quick post for you guys today about a company out in western Canada that my mom recently introduced me to. They’re called 2 Ladies Soupin It Up and they have some pretty great products.

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Canada Day Strawberry Cupcakes

Canada Day Strawberry Cupcakes

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians out there! Hope you’re having an awesome day celebrating our beautiful country. I decided to pay homage to Canada the best way I know how: making cupcakes. And what better than red and white cupcakes? Brilliant, I say! Also, these strawberries came in my organics basket this week and they are locally grown, right here in Ontario. Look at how patriotic I’m being. I also just love cupcakes and strawberries.

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