Monday, October 22, 2012

Sinister Review

I seen this movie over the weekend with my boyfriend and what can I say about this movie? well, this movie is about a true crime author (Ellison Oswalt) played by Ethan Hawke who wanted to write a best-selling book but came across some footage that was left in a house him and his family moved in to. The footage had 5 different family murders on them. Ethan Hawke's character is trying to write his book based off of these heinous crimes. As he watches each footage there is this creepy character that's in the background staring back. One of the murdered families was hung in the backyard of Ethan Hawke's new house. By watching each footage he opens a gateway for this supernatural entity to enter his home.

I couldn't really fully watch the movie myself only because there was a group of loud mouths in the theater, well one loud mouth guy mainly kept talking throughout the movie. Most of us was shhhing and telling that person to shut up, I remember one person kept saying "Shut the 'F' up". It was bad to the point where 3 people left. A patron that works at the theater came in and told the guy to be quiet or leave the theater, he was somewhat trying to argue with the patron but eventually shut up.

I thought this movie wasn't scary at all, even with the creepy character being in the background most of the time. I would say that the character was real ugly though, no mouth, black eyes and didn't speak at all. The scare factor didn't do it for me, I guess nothing scares me anymore as far as movies go. They really tried to make this movie scary with the background music and lighting. The music was kind of weird and fast. Would I see this movie again? probably not!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

J. Alexander's Restaurant Review

I normally don't write reviews on restaurants but more on food items but I must say, I really like this restaurant. Me and my boyfriend usually go to our local restaurants to have a bite to eat but we decided to switch it up a little. He mentioned J. Alexander's prior to us going because he dined there before. The last time he was there was several months ago and he liked it. Since I never been there before I decided to look online for their menu because their website for some reason didn't have a menu. The only bugged me about the menu was that it was limited, too small. They only had a few items; 5 or 6 appetizers, a small list of entrees, wine list was limited as well.

I'm thinking maybe they'll have a better selection, so we arrive and the ambiance is beautiful and upscale, a classy restaurant for sure. We ordered drinks, I had a Pomegranate Martini which was to die for, it was sweet with very little alcohol taste to it. My boyfriend ordered the Espresso Martini and that was to die for as well, it had a couple of pieces of coffee beans for a bolder flavor. It was time to order, I ordered the Barbecue Danish Baby Back Ribs, fell off the bone goodness with Tequila Beans which I can't stop thinking about it, it was soooooo good, right along with 'not your ordinary' mac and cheese which was also a very delicious food item. I switched out the coleslaw for that and I was glad I did. My boyfriend ordered the Steak Maui with the smash potatoes, and let me tell you, the steak melted in my mouth. It was very good too. I wish I had my camera with me to take pictures because the food was outstanding.

I would definitely go back but not as a every weekend thing only because for one, it has a very limited menu and two, it's a little on the pricy side.