This is my (Fresh Jai's) voice on books, old music and movies only uncool people have seen or heard. I didn't mean for that to sound hipster. I'm honestly not that great, but feel like I'm getting better all the time.
I'm here when I have something to review and the time to actually review it. That being said I want to apologize for not being around all the time.
*I do a Google search for almost every picture I find and put on here, so unless otherwise stated or marked with FreshJai I DO NOT own any of these pictures.*
I’ve talked about doing tv show reviews since I started this blog and I’ve finally done such things. They will be placed under the tag “TV Talking Time”. I mainly wanted to talk about series finales, but I’m not holding myself to that. Anyway enjoy this officially new part of AkwardlyUncool.
Raise your hand if you were madly excited about Girl Meets World. *Raises Hand*
Now raise your hand again if you were highly disappointed. *Raises Hand Again*
When Disney announced that they were bringing Corey and Topanga back as parents in a sequel/spin-off of Boy Meets World I along with every other 90’s kid was ecstatic. They were bringing back real and honest tv for kids, so even at 22 I knew I would enjoy it.
I downloaded the pilot episode off of iTunes, which they might still have for free. (FYI)
Anyways the fact that it is so cliche is my main pet peeve. It’s most likely because I’m a little older than the targeted age group, but I don’t need to be told the meaning of Girl Meets World. That’s how they started the episode which makes it worse. It made me feel dumb, like I wasn’t going to get the concept. Then they went and pushed quite a few of the major life lessons learned throughout several seasons of Boy Meets World, like respecting the adults in your life, loving yourself while still trying to find out exactly who you are, sticking up for your not always good friends, even when they’re wrong, and that’s just to name a few, all into one 30 minute eppisode. Overkill much?
Now I didn’t hate everything, in fact I really enjoyed the cast and how everyone is exactly how they should be. Plus who can say that bringing “FEE-NAY” back was not the best thing ever?
So all in all as cliché as this show is, I’ll probably still continue to watch it. I don’t have a burning desire anymore, but I might catch it from time to time. But hey maybe today’s Disney watchers will really enjoy the show because it seems right up they’re ally.
About Time touches on all different kinds of love is this Britian based romantic comedy. It’s about experiencing all that the knowledge of love can make you do. I was smiling a lot while watching this movie, because in true Rachel McAdams movie form you just can’t help how infectious she is and how that rubs off on the people performing around her. There also might be tears, but more laughter and smiles than anything. This would definitely be a date movie if I had a date to go on.
So in search of another more light hearted movie on YouTube I come across this gem. It was on Lifetime and had Emily Osment in it so I figured it be great and make me cry, but no I was absolutely wrong. I should have known simply based off the title. A Daughter’s Nightmare is a semi-psychological thriller circling grief, the death of loved ones and suspicious new friends. If you’re into both Lifetime movies and thrillers than this is right up your alley.
PS: I was home alone. :(
Mad At Myself (Acoustic)-Issues
Keeping with the acoustic theme of the night, we have my a band who I love their stripped down stuff just as much as I love to hear them scream. Not all bands can successfully and fluidly make the switch between the two, but Issues can. They have so many different sounds within them that one seems to come just as naturally as the other. I’m in love. Now I just have to wait until Warped Tour.
Breaking Hearts (Acoustic)-The Villain of The Story
Today I found this song from a hardcore cover they did of an ‘N Sync cover they recently released. I love finding new songs and even better when they’re acoustic. It’s you’re typical break up song, but the sound is great and I’m tempted to hate the girl too.
Finally got around to seeing the lastest Captian America addiction and I just have to that is was one classy super hero movie. It was pretty darn cool. Marvel keeps blowing us away and I’m okay with the wind. I was gripping my seat the whole time waiting to find out what they were going to surprise me with next. I really enjoy a good super hero movie and ever since the first one came out I’ve had Captian America as my favorite.
Let’s me just say, “That was TOTALLY wicked!”
I made a mistake and watched the movie before I read the book. Well… it wasn’t actually a mistake, because I didn’t know it was a book until the credits are rolling and tell me otherwise. After that I set out to find the book, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. The thrift store, where I get almost all my treasures decided to give me another gift. I had finally found the book.
When I actually sat down to read the book there posed a major problem, of course some of my favorite things from the movie weren’t matching the book. See I LOVED/LOVE the movie. I love how it’s set up, who the characters are and who they are to each other and the book wasn’t matching that. It’s a story about a boy existing in and out of spoiled rich kids lives doing what he feels he’s good at, selling drugs and that is still constant between the two.
I was enjoying the read, but was highly frustrated at the same time. The book is supposed to be the baby; the first love and since this didn’t work out that way I couldn’t decide which one I liked more.
So fast forward to me finishing the book. The ending blew me away. It punched me in the gut and told me not to write this off.
Okay let’s forget the movie for a minute. Twelve, the book was written very well. It was a fast past pace read that kept me constantly asking for more. I loved the way it was narrated. The narrator was simply a spectator as opposed to an actual character which I preferred in this instance. The whole thing grew on me once I finally got to the conclusion.
“What do you want? Because if you don’t want something, you’ve got nothing. You are adrift, you are washed away, and then buried under the snow and the shadows. And when, in the spring, the snow melts, no one will remember where you were frozen and buried, and you will no longer be anywhere.”
Really good book. I was unsure throughout most of the time I was reading it, because I loved the movie so much. But now I take them each as a separate entity and say that they both are great pieces of work. I enjoyed it and feel that many of you will too. It was fast, intense and something that keeps moving even after you’ve finished reading.
Whoa Whoa Whoa- Watsky
Yesterday Watsky released the first single off his 3rd studio album, All You Can Do and if you haven’t got a chance to listen you’re missing out. The fast rapper is back in all his glory and bringing a few people along for the ride. He has a few big cameos and even gets a little freaky on us. I believe there’s something for everyone to hype over. He’s doing what he does best slaying folks. I’m feeling it, but I’m not 100% on it, I need a few more tracks and that’s just because I’m greedy.