Archive for May, 2013

‘The Way Way Back’ Was Such A Good Movie!

The Way Way Back

Last night, we attended an advanced screening of the new Steve Carell movie, The Way Way Back, and it was so much better than I ever expected!

The movie doesn’t hit theaters until July 5th, but for some reason they’re doing a bunch of screenings around the country right now. (Click here to see if there’s a screening in your area)

Here’s the synopsis for the movie:

THE WAY, WAY BACK is the funny and poignant coming of age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (Liam James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Toni Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Steve Carell), and his daughter, Steph (Zoe Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Sam Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up to and begins to finally find his place in the world – all during a summer he will never forget.

And here’s the trailer for the movie:

It’s strange watching Michael from The Office playing the bad guy role, but he nails it perfectly. Within the first few moments of the movie, I could already sympathize with Duncan’s situation, as Trent is a real dick to him.

Still, he finds a way to make the best of a bad situation, and it’s heart-warming to watch his transformation. There are some interesting plot twists along the way, you’ll just have to watch the movie to see how it all plays out.

I’m curious to see what kind of release this movie gets come July. Most indie movies like this only see a limited release in smaller theaters, but I think this could do really well with the right promotion and with the big names attached to the movie.

Whatever the case, make sure you check this movie out when it’s finally released, you won’t be disappointed!

Review: Fast & Furious 6

Fast and Furious 6

Last night I attended an advanced screening of Fast & Furious 6. A movie with hotties Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Sung Kang? Ok, you twisted my arm, I’ll go!

While Fast Five was more about action and less about the cars, this latest movie did a good job of balancing the two, and the whole audience was loving every second of it.

If you haven’t seen the previous movies, not to worry, as the opening credits include a montage that brings you up to speed in a hurry. It was a nice trip down memory lane, considering the first F&F movie came out nearly 12 years ago!

The movie itself is pretty awesome, with something for everyone – Action, car chases, comedy, romance, suspense, and some twists you’ll never see coming.

I really enjoyed the movie, and I think it’s going to give The Hangover 3 a run for it’s money at the box office next weekend.

If you go, be sure you stay through the credits, as there’s an extra scene afterwards that’s worth waiting for!

Invisalign Straight Talk – Braces Then, Invisalign Now

Invisalign Logo

A few weeks ago, I attended a Mini Bloggy Boot Camp event in Philadelphia sponsored by Invisalign. In addition to learning about ways to better our blogging skills, we learned all about Invisalign from an experienced orthodontist, as well as from actual Invisalign Teen patients. The presentation was impressive, to say the least!

Today’s braces are more sophisticated than ever. Gone are the days of “wrap around” metal brackets, bonded brackets, and big clunky head and neck gears. As technology enhances our daily lives, it also continues to advance the science of orthodontics.

Invisalign

Among the new advances in orthodontia, removable aligners like Invisalign & Invisalign Teen are fast becoming a popular choice. The system uses a series of clear aligners made of lightweight plastic that sit smoothly on the teeth allowing for a more comfortable fit and they work as effectively as traditional metal braces.

I wore braces growing up (for 5 years), and it wasn’t fun at all. I had to give up some of my favorite foods (popcorn, corn on the cob, gum, etc). The jagged metal edges of the braces would dig into my cheeks. And brushing my teeth wasn’t easy with braces, which led to lots of cavities and stuff when I got them off.

Invisalign works much the same as braces, but with some notable benefits. You can eat whatever you want. You can brush and floss your teeth normally. The smooth plastic aligners don’t irritate your cheeks and gums. And of course, the aesthetic benefits!

You can barely see Invisalign!

Invisalign is virtually invisible to others!

Every patient’s needs are different, and there are many factors that determine the cost of Invisalign treatment. But in most cases, you’ll find that the cost of braces is comparable to the cost of Invisalign. Given the many benefits of Invisalign, as well as the fact that the system is covered by most dental insurance plans and has affordable financing options available, why would you settle for anything else?

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Have you ever used Invisalign? If so, please leave a comment below and tell us about your experience!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Invisalign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Dealing With This Blinding Pain In My Head

headache

For the past week or so, I’ve had this crazy on-and-off pain in my head, it felt like it was behind my eyeball.. All I wanted to do was curl up and die, as it was driving me crazy!

At first, I thought it was all in my head (no pun intended), and that thinking about it was bringing it on. So I tried to put it out of my mind and focus on other things. Then a co-worker told me it might be a sinus infection, so I made an appointment with my doctor.

Doc didn’t think it was sinus related, but he noticed something jutting out of my neck, almost like a slipped disc or something. He asked if I wanted him to put it back in place, and I told him to go for it since I was desperate for relief.

CRACK

The sound of my neck cracking is one I won’t soon forget! But so far so good, it’s been two days now and I’m feeling MUCH better. Fingers crossed!