Whip It (2009)


There was a lot of controversy in my house Saturday. My Netflix DVDs had arrived and I opened them up to find Fright Night and Whip It. One of those films was my choice, the other was assumedly my husband’s– can you guess who chose what? As we settled in to decide on and watch a film, my husband questioned why we had Whip It. The funny thing was, Whip It was not my selection, but his. Plus,  we just had a conversation a few days prior about how he wanted to watch “that roller derby movie.” Being the nice person I am, I bumped it to the top of the queue. Apparently, my husband has a very short term memory since he recalls no such discussion. Regardless, we popped in Whip It and met our fate head on. 

 

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Day 97: Inception (2010)


Sometimes I think that I just like to be difficult. I order my salads with the dressing on the side, I don’t like raw onions but don’t mind them cooked, and, when I want to mix things up a bit, I try to use my left hand  instead of my right when I do menial tasks. See what I mean? Difficult. I also find myself liking movies that “everyone” hated and disliking films that I “should” adore (according to the critics and the general public).  I have tried to do a bit of self-analysis in an attempt to understand my deviation from mainstream’s perception of media. I wondered, were my expectations set too high for these “wonderful” films to reach? Or did I set myself up to dislike them because of some strange desire to be different? Essentially, I wanted to know if the problem lies with me or the films. After much consideration, I have decided it’s the films. It’s definitely the films.

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