Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Shutter Movie Review

Again, I want to beat the crap out of some critics. They said this movies was in the style of The Ring or The Grudge. It really wasn't. They didn't use that fast pan cinematagrophy. Almost skipped this one because of their review. The girl did have a similar look but that is just because she was Asian. It simply wasn't the same as the typical Japaese remake of a horror film.

This film was definitely unique. I thought it was a bit to predictable but other than that I enjoyed it immensely. I thought the film was very creative and it did have a few twists that I didn't completely gather. I was close though, if you pay attention there won't be any suprises.

I hate doing this but I picked up on the fact that there was a reason his neck was hurting him all of the time. I didn't nail the reason. You'll see what I mean if you go see this movie. I caught everything else. The do some really cool small things as well but you'll have to go see this movie to find out what I mean.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Help Me Find an Engagement Ring

Okay, I have been being tortured by my family about the decision to spend two months salary on an engagement ring. They say that is too much money and obviously jewelers would like to sucker me into three months salary. What should I spend is the first question. Alright, one months salary is around $4,000 before taxes and deductions. Certain members of my family want me to spend less than that and friends say I should keep it around two months salary.

My current take on this is a little twist of some of the above. I have decided to set a range based on two months salary and my net pay over two months after all deductions including my 401 k and health benefits. This leaves me a range of approximately $5,000 and $8,000. What do you think, should this be my range? If not, what would you suggest. I can see why my family would say to spend less. This could be a downpayment on my first home.

Currently, this is also staving off my proposal. I've got about seven months before I will have enough to spend on a wedding ring. I will also, have to pay for the wedding. Which leads to question two, should the price of a wedding be included in my engagement gift since I have to pay?

The next question, I have selected two rings one is a compromise with my family it is paltinum the clarity is VS2, the color is G-H and the size is 3/4 carat the cost is $4,000 and the other is the same only it is a whole carat it costs $7,700. How important is is that I buy a full carat. The quality is what I am looking for on these two rings and I am thinking that a full carat is too much for my girlfriends hand. This is my third question, is getting the traditional full carat the right way to go?

I really need your help tell me what you think? What else should I consider? Should I design my own ring? Maybe, I should just spend the money I have saved up now I think I am stressing out about this way too much. Somebody save me.

Fallen Movie Review

This is one of the best movies I have seen. It is definitely in my top twenty-five all time. I like this movie so much my review is going to be kind of elusive. If you've seen it already this is a great movie to add to you collection.

Denzel Washington is the star of this film. He plays a cop who is trying to chase down a serial killer. Well to put it simply there is a twist on this serial killer. Denzel Washington discovers that he is not quite able to stop this killer by simply slapping on the cuffs. He has got to go a bit further trying to pin this perp.

It is pretty easy to get the gist of this movie. It sets up for an intellectual fight between the heroin and the protagonists with plot twists and turns every step of the way. Just to give you a bit of a peek into this movie. It starts of with the convicted serial killer walking death row singing The Rolling Stones song Time is On My Side.