Crazy Knitter Reviews

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Dance War - Round #3

So tonight is the last night the viewers get to vote for their favorite team. Of course we will be losing a third contestant tonight before the voting begins. Here we go!

Team Carrie Ann: Conga
- that was really good. The dancing and singing were both right on point. I think it is their best performance yet.

Team Bruno: Sway
- not bad. One of the team's stronger peformances by far. Not as good as Team Carrie Ann's however.

Team Carrie Ann: I Need to Know
- another excellent performance. They just seem to be just head and shoulders over where Bruno's team is.

Team Bruno: Wind Up
- it was alright but I am not that impressed. The dancing was good but the vocals lacked somewhat.

Bruno is so cute. I loved his reaction whern his team was announced as the winner. So Carrie Ann eliminated Alyssa and I am shocked. I know Elizabeth worked hard but she is the weakest dance on the team by far. I think Carrie Ann's team will end up winning because they are just a lot better. We will see next week.


Monday, February 04, 2008

Dance War - Round #3

So once again we will be losing one member of the team with the lowest votes. However, before that happens we get to watch the teams perorm two more routines. Here we go!

Team Carrie Ann: Devil Went Down to Georgia
- it was pretty good. Some of the dance moves were a little hokey but then again that song is hokey.

Team Bruno: Life is a Highway
- oh that was not good at all. Philip started 1/2 a key to low, Zach about fell on his ass and Tony was way out of tune. They really need to step it up.

Team Carrie Ann: Big Black Horse and the Cherry Tree
- first, this is not a country song. Second, I found the performance a little bland and boring. The only exciting thing was Qis shirtless.

Team Bruno: These Boots Are Made for Walking
- again, this IS NOT a country song. However, that was much better. Kelsey and Lacey were very hot and sexy.

So Team Bruno lost again and he eliminated Tony. I am not surprised since Tony can not seem to sing a note in tune. I am not sure who will win this week since they both had one bad and one good performance. If Carrie Ann's team loses I think it will be Elizabeth to go and if it is Bruno's team I have no idea who is going to go.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Dance War - Round #2

So tonight we will learn which team received the lowest vote total and therefore has to lose a member. We also get to see the teams perform two more routines.

Team Bruno: Think
- it was ok. Lacey forgot the words at the start of the first chorus and went off key in some places.

Team Carrie Ann: Papa Was A Rolling Stone
- it was pretty good. There were some mishaps with the mike stands but nothing to bad.

Team Bruno: Caught Up
- the dancing was great. However, the vocals were brutal! Tony was especially bad.

Team Carrie Ann: Upside Down
- much much better. The best performance of the night by far. I do not get what Bruno and Carrie Ann are listening to!

So Bruno's team lost and he chose Kelsey and Charity for his bottom two. I think Kelsey got a raw deal and Tony should have been up there. I agree with his decision to let Charity go. Now we have to wait to see who else will be leaving us next week.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Dance War - Round #1

So tonight is the start of the real competition. The two teams will compete for America's vote. The team with the lowest number of votes will lose a member next week.

Team Bruno: A Little Less Conversation - it was really good. All three of the guys - Tony, Zack and Phillip - can really sing.

Team Carrie Anne: Run It - it was ok but they need to step it up to compete with Bruno's team. It sucks that Chris' microphone wasn't working though.

Team Bruno: SOS - it was good but not as great as the first one. Charity lost her voice at one point in the song.

Team Carrie Anne: terrific job. Much better than their first performance. On this team it is the girls who can blow!

I think Bruno's team may have the advantage. Although if Carrie Anne's team does lose I have no idea who will go home. If Bruno loses either Charity or Philip could leave.


Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

The continuation of our favorite sci-fi movie series. In this show Sarah and John Connor are on the run from the authorities in 1999. They thought they had destroyed SkyNet, the computer defense system that declares war on mankind, but terminators are still hunting them. John is 15 and it is hard to believe that is is the leader or the human resistance movement. Soon John and Sarah learn that the future John has sent back a young female terminiator to protect him. Now they must travel to 2007 to destroy SkyNet once again.

I really like this show. Lena Headey is wonderful as the mother of the future Sarah. Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau are also very good as John and his terminator bodyguard Cameron. Finally, one of my favorite hotties, Richard T. Jones, is great as James Ellison, the FBI agent hunting for Sarah and John. If you are a fan of the movies you will really enjoy this show.


American Gladiators

I am not afraid to admit that I loved this show as a kid. So of course I had to watch the new version when it came on. While there are no hotties on the new version, unlike Malibu and Nitro from the original, it is pretty good. All of the favorite games are back, like joust and my favorite assault. Also every show ends with a run through the classic eliminator. I could do without Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali as the hosts but they are not so bad that it would make me turn off the show. All in all this is just good cheesy entertainment.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillippa Gregory - #1

Another wonderful book by one of my new favorite authors. This book is told by three very different women. The first is Anne of Cleaves, the fourth wife of King Henry the VIII. We learn that she can not wait to leave her homeland and go to England because her brother, the Duke of Cleaves, hates her. However, she has been told by her mother that she needs to be a proper young lady and appear to be a slut. When she arrives Henry hates her immediately and soon set her aside. Next is Jane Boleyn, the sister-in-law of Queen Anne Boleyn. She has returned to court to serve the new Queen Anne after her exile. She gave the testimony against Anne Boleyn and her husband, George, that sent them to the executioner's block. Now she is back to serve her uncle and help the family achieve greatness again. The final women is Katherine Howard. She is a young maid who is a Boleyn cousin. She comes to court at the age of 14 to serve the new queen and soon catches the eye of the King. Soon she finds herself the part of the Howard/Boleyn plot to regain the throne and is married to Henry, a man old enough to be her father. Soon she falls in love with one of his groomsmen and that is the beginning of the end for her.

I really enjoyed this book. I love how Gregory can make you feel connected to women who lived over 450 years ago. She was able to give these three different women their own distinct voice which I thought was amazing. Reading these books make me so thankful that women today have so many opportunities and freedom. We all really need to thank these women who paid the ultimate price for what we have. If you like historical fiction you will love this book.


Golden Globes

Normally I would make my predictions on the winners of the Golden Globe awards. However, without the ceremony taking place some of the fun has been taken out of it for me. I was going to do it anyway but I figured since nothing else is the same this year than why should I? I will watch the press conference though but this really sucks. I support the writers 100% but it still sucks.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

It Ain't All About the Cookin' by Paula Deen - #15

The memoirs of one of the Food Network's most popular stars. In this book Paula opens up and is very frank about her life. She talks about her childhood in Albany, Georgia where the food her mother and grandmother made had a big influence on her at an early age. We also learn about her marriage at 18 and the difficulties she and her husband had. She also discusses her battles with agoraphobia and getting her business off the ground. We find out that she had a 10 year affair with a married man and that her blended family did not blend so well at first. She gives tips on how to start a restaurant and describes how she became friends with former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rossalyn.

I really enjoyed this book. It was full of the humor Paula is known for. I have always liked watching her show because she reminds me so much of my own mother. The book also contains some yummy recipes, including her mother-in-law's banana walnut cake which I can not wait to try. I really recommend this book to all my fellow Paula fans. With this book I reached my goal of 15 books for the year. Maybe next year I will aim for 20!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer

This is another favorite from my childhood. Rudolph is born to Donner, Santa's lead reindeer, but he has a problem. His nose is red and glows. His parents try to hide it but one day at the reindeer games his fake nose falls off. Soon the other reindeer are laughing at him and will not allow him to play anymore games. He decides to set off because he is such a misfit. He leaves with Hermey, a misfit elf who wants to be a dentist, and they soon meet up with a prospector named Yukon Cornelius. Along their journey the meet the Abominable Snow Monster and land on the Island of Misfit Toys. Soon Rudolph leaves his friends because the monster is following his nose and he does not want them to be hurt. When he arrives home he learns that his family has left to look for him. He manages to save the day and even leads Santa's sleigh during the worst Christmas storm in history.

I love this special. It gives a wonderful message to kids but it is also very entertaining. The music is wonderful and I always laugh at the end when Cornelius brings in Abominable to show he has changed. Burl Ives is also terrific as the narrator, a talking snowman named Sam. A great family classic.


Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

This is my all-time favorite Christmas special. The Whos in Whoville love Christmas. Every year they open gifts, play with their noisy toys, sing songs and have a large feast. This really gets under the skin of their neighbor to the north, the Grinch. One year he decides that he can not take anymore Christmas from the Whos so he needs to stop Christmas from coming. He makes a Santa suit and hat, dresses his dog up as a reindeer and goes on his way. He goes into town an steals everything - the trees, food and toys of all the Whos. However, once the sun rises and he hears the Whos singing he realizes that he Christmas is much more than a feast and gifts.

I have seen this so many times that I know most of the lines by heart. I never saw the Jim Carey version because, to me, it can not even compare. Boris Karloff is wonderful as the narrator and the voice of the Grinch. If there is anyone left out there who has not seen this they need to be tied down and forced to watch it immediately!