movie thoughts: Inside Out (2015)

Inside Out is only the third movie I have seen in theaters this year. We debated going to see Jurassic World instead but we opted for this one instead.

We made the right choice. It was worth every penny.

This is Pixar storytelling at its finest, taking an abstract idea about emotions and feelings and turning it into a whole new world.

It was hard not to fall in love with Joy immediately because AMY POEHLER. Joy was very much a Leslie Knope type character, trying to keep the team at its best.

(I just lost like 20 minutes because I went over to tumblr and typed in “Inside Out Gifs” and then proceeded to save WAY too many of them…because this movie).

I’m not going to spoil it for you. This movie was beautiful. The characters were well written, the voice acting was top notch, and the story was classic, perfect, Pixar. It was truly a film for all ages, as a child, teen, young adult and adult could all watch this movie and get it in all the feels. I had tears rolling down my cheeks by the end, that same swirling of emotions that I got when I saw the final moments of Toy Story 3. (and Pixar knows you will be sniffling at the end, so they put some silly moments in as the credits start to roll to help you laugh the tears away).

Just go see it. Now. Go experience it in a dark theater with a group and hear them laughing and sniffling with you.

I give this movie all the stars. All the thumbs up. It will be a part of my collection as soon as I can purchase it on blu-ray.

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television questions

Cross-posting this from my livejournal, where I tend to post more nowadays. 🙂

01. Earliest show you remember getting into:
I was hardcore into The Muppet Show as a kid. Apparently I used to get up and record episodes on VHS before going to school in the morning because we had a stack of tapes that I watched over and over for the rest of my childhood. I freakin’ love the Muppets.

02. First anime watched.
I can’t remember what it was, but it was when I was a kid and it had a unicorn and his friends were turned into wooden toys and it SCARRED ME FOR LIFE! I didn’t watch another anime for a looooooooong time because that freaked me out so much. When I finally did give it a try, I think the first one I watched was Full Metal Alchemist, though I never finished it because damn it was long. My favorite anime is Attack on Titan. Only anime I’ve ever truly loved.

03. A show you’ve been meaning to finish.
Agent Carter and True Detectives. I’ve heard so many good things about both of these but just never found the time to watch. Excited that Agent Carter is getting a second season!

04. 2 shows you abandoned.
Walking Dead I watched longer than I meant to, just such a frustrating show with characters that made me SO ANGRY ALL THE TIME. I think I watched 3 season? I don’t even know anymore. I really liked the first season and then it was all downhill.

Once Upon a Time sorta fell away for me. It wasn’t an angry break up, like Walking Dead, but I just felt like they were trapped in the Lost-style flashback mode and wouldn’t drop it and I was just tired.

05. A series you’re currently watching.
HANNIBAL!!!!!!!! Oh how I missed it. Also, iZombie (though that is done for the year) and trying to finally finish Eureka.

06. A show you’re sad is over.
Parks and Recreation. And Buffy. I will miss them, though I think they both ended at the right time.

07. Favorite series finale
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – both of them. 🙂 Whedon said people who didn’t want to follow the show to UPN could view The Gift as a series finale if they wanted, but I love Chosen so much.

08. A series finale you would change.
Scrubs. The thing I would change would be to end it sooner and just wrap up with our series regulars. Attempting to switch out the cast was a mistake.

09. Worst TV program you’ve ever seen
I can’t stand Everybody Loves Raymond or any sitcom where the humor revolves around being MEAN to people. Also “reality” TV just promotes the worst in everyone.

10. A show that shouldn’t have been cancelled
Firefly, Legend of the Seeker, Happy Endings…

11. A show that needs to end.
Supernatural. Seriously, let it GO! And any of the 400 CSI shows. Do we need one for every city?

12. Favorite cartoon
ADVENTURE TIME and BOB’S BURGERS!!!!

13. Favorite reboot
Battlestar Galactica. They took a show and made it so much more. I need to rewatch it so bad.

14. A TV adaptation you’d like to see
I really like the trend of adapting comic books to TV because there is TOO MUCH for a movie. I would like to see someone do any of the YA series this way, because anyone who reads them knows how much more there is to them. GREGOR THE OVERLANDER will be my nomination, Suzanne Collins first series, so good.

15. Saddest TV moment.
Angel. Finale. Death of…well…you know. I have never cried SO HARD. My boyfriend at the time told me never to watch that episode again.

16. Most satisfying TV moment.
Buffy, creating new slayers and empowering all of us (that’s my headcanon, all women have slayer potential, all women are now slayers)

17. A character you identify with
Kaylee on Firefly. I always say that I want to be Zoe but I’m more like Kaylee. 🙂 I love strawberries (though I don’t know anything about engines…but she is cheery like me and wants to be friends when she can…but don’t mess with her)

And Lumpy Space Princess. Because oh my glob, sometimes you gotta drop a drama bomb.

18. A character that reminds you of your friend
Fluttershy reminds me of my friend Laurel because she uses her as an icon everywhere LOL. Plus, she is kinda shy and love critters.

19. Favorite talk show
Don’t really watch talk shows anymore. I used to be a die hard Daily Show watcher back in the day but news makes me depressed. We watch a LOT of Jimmy Fallon now, but only in clip format on YouTube and Hulu as we are just there for hashtags, thank you notes, and the stupid celebrity games.

20. Sports or nah
Nah. Tim likes Wisconsin teams and football so I have watched some Packers games but I don’t really get into them.

21. A TV world you’d like to live in
While I love Sunnydale, I know I’d get myself killed pretty quick. Might be fun to live in the Star Trek verse, especially TNG where problems of inequality seem to have slipped away and science rules. I bet Librarians can do well there. If I have to stay on Earth, drop me in Stars Hollow because the Gilmores throw a great party and no matter how crazy things get, everyone is happy in the end.

And now a random gif of Raylan from Justified because why not?