Teen Witch – A Shot of 80’s Cool

After draining all my energy  into finishing Tomb Raider, I needed to level out. I did go outside to get some fresh air and was happy to see that the snow is slowly going away. It seems like forever since I saw grass. All I can say is spring can’t come soon enough. Also, I watch some movies on Netflix to unwind. Scrolling through all the movies, one caught my eye. It was like the clouds have parted as a ray of light hit the television screen,  a voice in my head said “Chris, you must watch Teen Witch.”

I pressed play to start the movie and my mind was blown away. This gem of a movie from the 80’s is about a girl named Louise who wants to date the popular guy named Brad. Yes, the popular guy’s name is Brad. She eventually finds out that she is a witch and can use her powers to become popular. Like every teenage movie, there is always a price for popularity and it’s really about the journey to discover about one true self.

Nothing like being popular.
Nothing like being popular.

The thing is I don’t care that much about the story, it’s really about how this movie came together. This movie starts off like a music video, which seem to last forever. The crazy thing is that there are tons of musical sequences and I don’t think this movie was described as a musical. All of the music embodies that cheesy  80’s style with that hint of saxophone playing in the background. The best music sequence has to be the rap scene. To top it off, the dancing is on another level.

Funky dancing moves.
Funky dancing moves.

You would think that there would be a bully student towards Louise in this movie, but there really isn’t. The bully happens to be the teacher. This teacher is unbelievably mean to her that it is actually comical. I think the script writer hated one of their teachers in high school because it really shows in the movie.

What really makes this movie special is the fact that bad editing makes some of the storylines weird. Characters are not fully flush out and you scratch your head wondering what the hell is happening. There are some really bad dialogue, and acting in this movie. For me, this what makes this movie awesome. It tried to be funny and it actually worked. I really hope that they were trying to be funny, I hate to think that they were trying to make something serious here.

I miss teenage troubles.
I miss teenage troubles.

Teen Witch has become a  cult classic like the Room. I’m sure the producers wanted to make a teen classic that will be remembered and they hit the bull’s eye. Maybe not for the reason that they thought. I really appreciate that I got to discover this gem, I needed a laugh and Teen Witch has given it to me. Now I’m forcing this on my friends and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Thanks Netflix for having Teen Witch.

 

The best 80’s rap ever!

 

Even the trailer is awesome.

Thanks a lot Lara Croft!

Tomb Raider, the game that has taken over my life right now. The past two weeks I have been slacking a bit because of this game. The thing about the latest Tomb Raider game is that it’s fun as hell to play, and it’s dragging me along for the ride. Microsoft thought it would be a good idea to give this game away for free on X-box live. They didn’t care that I have a wife that I love so much or a cat that needed to be fed and cuddle. Microsoft wanted to throw me into the adventure with Lara Croft as we discover the secret of the island of Yamatai. The best part is that I love it.

I don’t need to review this game because there are my reviews for the latest Tomb Raider game. Most of them are positive reviews and I can see why. Unfortunately, they could put a warning saying that this was going to be so addictive.

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I am so locked into this game, that time is pasting me by. I would notice that hours have gone by because I’m so into this story. My wife would just shake her head and I swear the cat is judging me with her eyes.

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What can I do? I feel I can’t leave Lara Croft in a predicament, it just doesn’t seem right. I need guide her out of her situation. Going outside can wait, looking for adventure comes first.

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One thing that I notice playing this game is my timing off. Father time is creeping in and the first thing he is taking is my video game reflexes. Certain situations in the game which would have taken me one try to finish is now taking me multiple times to complete. I miss the kid in me that was lightening fast at video games, but now I struggle to time my button mashing through quick time events. Even the many  miscalculate jumps have caused me so much grief. I hate to admit it, but gaming might be pasting me by. Still, I will not give up my quest to finish Tomb Raider, stupid male pride.

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All I can say is I’m having a blast playing Tomb Raider. Thank you Square Enix and  Crystal Dynamics for making a fun game, even if I’m late to the party.  I know my wife shakes her fist at the sight of me playing, but she understands that because she is a gamer herself. Until I finish, I will step outside again.

Puppy Spark!

Once in awhile there is a moment that can change your life forever. I can say with all honesty that moment hasn’t happened to me this weekend, but I can say that something did happen to cause me to put my life into perspective. I realize that there is something that’s missing in my life. My wife and cat are awesome to me, I couldn’t imagine going through life without them. Still, there is something missing. Well, this weekend I figure it out. A sweet puppy named Cooper is what I’m missing in my life.

How can you not fall in love with this little guy.
How can you not fall in love with this little guy.
Gearing up for his walk.
Gearing up for his walk.

This weekend we got to babysit a friend’s puppy. This dog was so adorable and all he wanted to do was play. I couldn’t help, but oblige to the Cooper’s desire. We went for a walk near the lake where he more than happy to explore. When other dogs came around, he had to run towards them and get to know them better. We were out for hours and I’m surprised that his little legs were able to keep him out so long.

Tired out from his walk.
Tired out from his walk.

I have always been a big dog kind of person, but I live in a condo. I personally think big dogs need  a lot more room than what I have. Now that I spent time with a lap dog, my mind has changed towards them. My wife has been pushing for a dog and now  I’m giving in. I can wait to welcome a new addition to the family.