iHateGreenBeans | Blog of Lincee Ray http://www.ihategreenbeans.com Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:15:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 Thoughts on ‘The Bachelorette’ season 11 promo http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/bachelorette-season-11-promo/ http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/bachelorette-season-11-promo/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:15:09 +0000 http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/?p=7201 iHateGreenBeans | Blog of Lincee Ray
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We are three weeks away from the premiere of The Bachelorette. Using the recently released promo, let’s take a frame-by-frame look at what ABC has in store for us. Mark your calendars, people. We’re all in this together. It’s going to be a battle royale between Kaitlyn and Britt. Who will rise to the occasion […]

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We are three weeks away from the premiere of The Bachelorette. Using the recently released promo, let’s take a frame-by-frame look at what ABC has in store for us.

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Mark your calendars, people. We’re all in this together.

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It’s going to be a battle royale between Kaitlyn and Britt. Who will rise to the occasion as the season 11 victor? And who will go home feeling worse that the time they got dumped on national TV by a farmer? I know I’m curious…

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Keep in mind, these screen caps were barely even a frame in the promo reel. However, when I first saw this guy flash across my computer screen, two things rushed through my mind:

1. Cheese
2. I love purple.

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Is anyone else getting a Sean Lowe vibe from this dude? He’s very cute. My guess is that he’s an All-American guy from somewhere in the south.

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I’m going with “model” on this one. He seems well-coiffed. And maybe European.

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Not many people choose to rock the gold chain necklace nowadays. I admire him for taking fashion risks.

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He looks happy to be there, but not like he’s desperate or anything. Hence the choice to not wear a tie. He’s going to be laid back and casual. I may already like him.

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I didn’t read this book or watch the movie, therefore, all 50 Shades of Grey analogies will be wasted on me. Never fear. I’ll pull something else from pop culture out of my back pocket. It will more than likely be from the ’80s. Totally rad.

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See, this guy is trying too hard. Had he just left the tie alone, and maybe worn something more whimsical than a basic white shirt, he wouldn’t look like a bus boy getting off duty after the big gala event.

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I think it’s safe to say that I will equally hate and love this moment when it flashes across my screen on premiere night. I will also most definitely be screaming for it to stop as I hide behind a couch cushion. Join me, won’t you?

 

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I’m torn. I love cupcakes. I love candy corn. I appreciate good-looking guy. But why does putting them all together in a mobile man dessert feel so weird?

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Kaitlyn is feeling it too.

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have an exciting weekend ahead of you. I’ll be writing, writing and then I’ll do some light writing before I write. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Here are some fun links I found for you to brighten your day. Enjoy! This article helps you find the […]

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Happy Friday everyone! I hope you have an exciting weekend ahead of you. I’ll be writing, writing and then I’ll do some light writing before I write. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Here are some fun links I found for you to brighten your day. Enjoy!

This article helps you find the best jeans for your butt. I need someone to tell me what kind of butt I have first, and then I’m going to test the theory.

Ever wonder what secret messages are hidden in Disney movies? ME TOO!

I never knew I needed an ice cream slider maker more than I do now.

Sometimes I think Anna Kendrick is my spirit animal. Caution: there may be one or two bad words in this link.

Need a good laugh today?
HERE is my Big Bang Theory recap and HERE is my Undateable recap. JUSTIN FINALLY SINGS!

Have a great day! See you Monday!

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I have thoughts. Lots and lots of thoughts. But I wanted to hear from you first…

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I have thoughts. Lots and lots of thoughts. But I wanted to hear from you first…

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ recap: Spring Break!!!! http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/dancing-with-the-stars-recap-spring-break/ http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/dancing-with-the-stars-recap-spring-break/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:43:49 +0000 http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/?p=7185 iHateGreenBeans | Blog of Lincee Ray
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As Tom Bergeron announced that this week’s Dancing with the Stars theme was “Spring Break,” several things went through my mind. What is this “Spring Break” you speak of, and how can I get one? Does this mean Val will be shirtless?! Will Bruno take a body shot off of Len? Something tells me the […]

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Dancing with the Stars

As Tom Bergeron announced that this week’s Dancing with the Stars theme was “Spring Break,” several things went through my mind.

  • What is this “Spring Break” you speak of, and how can I get one?
  • Does this mean Val will be shirtless?!
  • Will Bruno take a body shot off of Len?
  • Something tells me the JV dance troupe will be out in full force. I can feel it.

The night was mediocre for me. And it wasn’t just because Val was NOT shirtless (really Dancing with the Stars costume department?). Noah’s bare torso sort of canceled out that mishap. The night was boring for me because the dances were meh. It’s obvious that the contestants are tired. Their lack of energy translated onto the screen.

But there was a bright star in the middle of a lackluster group of contestants. That star is Riker.

Patti Artem
Quickstep
“Heat Wave” by Martha & The Vandellas
Queen Patti told us she would be wearing a bikini during her number. Then she giggle and said, “Psyche!” 1.) Let’s bring “psyche” back and 2.) This lady is delightful. I don’t care that she wore a white caftan as the JV girls pranced around her in bikinis. The woman accidentally flung her own shoe (aimed at the head of that one backup dancer for sure) and then danced the QUICKSTEP lopsided. Tom rushing to retrieve the shoe after the performance and then announcing he was going to sell it on E-Bay was the best line of the night. Gotta love The Berge.
Score: 29

Derek and Nastia
Tango
“Summer” by Calvin Harris
In case you didn’t know, Derek and Nastia are the busiest people on the planet. You should feel sorry instead of punishing them by not voting because she is an Olympic champion and she can’t help but be naturally talented. Their dance was blah to me. I’m not a huge fan of techno music. Dancing to low bass beats while tangoing around the floor seemed odd. I did enjoy when Derek whipped her down on the ground and Nastia twirled in plank position like a helicopter blade. Excuse me while I go work on my core by doing a few thousands pushups.
Score: 34

Willow and Mark
Salsa
“Tequila” by The Champs
Newsflash—Primrose has an extra rib. We’re unsure if this is true or if the Dancing with the Stars doctor is trying to score some sympathy votes because the “I’m on 14” bit has run its course. Willow and Mark danced with 90 extras. You can imagine the duck faces with that many teenagers on stage. (GET OFF MY LAWN.) Willow’s fluffy yellow skirt was fun, but you could tell she was tired. Must be that extra rib weighing her down.
Score: 34

Kym and Robert
Jive
“Surfin’ Safari” by The Beach Boys
Robert isn’t used to being at the bottom. Fortunately, his last place status has made his connection with Kym so much stronger. Fear of not making out behind the scenes will do that to a person. They placed an entire car on the dance floor for 10 seconds of choreography. Kudos to the ABC Intern for securing that Thunderbird. Robert was on the beat, but his timing was off the entire dance. With that said, they looked like they were having a ball. She was dressed like Barbie’s older sister. He looked like Ken’s dad.
Score: 28

Noah and Sharna
Rumba
“Waves” by Mr Probz
In the intro package, Sharna and Noah get into a “you’re not respecting me” fight. Then the camera cuts to the two of them preparing to dance. The intro package haunted Noah the entire time he performed. Some say he was off. I wouldn’t know because I focused on his abs. They were definitely ON.
Score: 29

Rumer and Val
Jazz
“Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child
Sweet Val is not bootylicious. It’s not in his Russian heritage. Rumer, on the other hand, has plenty to go around. So much so, that I saw more of her inner butt cheeks than I care to admit. And there was some seductive floor crawling by Rumer, flanked by her all female entourage. I think it’s a travesty that I could probably sketch out the inner undercarriage workings of these young women. YOU ARE A PRIME TIME NETWORK, ABC.
Score: 32

The Farmer and Witney
Vienese Waltz
“Hopelessly Devoted To You” by Olivia Newton-John
Nothing says “Happy Hour at Senior Frogs” like the most popular ballad of 1978 where a girl wanders around a Pink Lady’s backyard in her nightgown. That random song choice aside, I did enjoy the montage where Witney is teaching The Farmer how to feel the beat. He roams around banging things, clapping his hands and stepping in time with the music a la Footloose. After all that, I had high expectations of him performing as Willard did at the prom. And to be honest? It wasn’t that far off. You go Farmer!
Score: 31

Riker and Allison
Samba
“Work It” by Missy Elliott – JUST KIDDING
“Want To Want Me” by Jason Derulo
Due to Riker’s convictions of dancing to a rather sexual song, he and Allison lost a day waiting for producers to secure a substitute. Then he went on tour with his music group. Allison basically made up the dance and taught him at the same time. And it was really fun. Allison’s earrings were flying. Riker’s hair was flying. There was enthusiasm. You can’t teach that. I want him to win!
Score: 37

TEAM DANCES

Team Yolo
“Wipeout” by the Surfaris
First of all, you know how I feel about the term YOLO.

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Nastia is the group captain. She gives everyone a pep talk and then she and Derek leave for New York. “Good luck teammates!  We’ll learn the dance in five seconds when we get back!” In a nutshell, there were a lot of beach balls, colorful towels, Noah flung Sharna around, lots of “o” mouths and the entire catalog of Beach Blanket Bingo choreography. I considered it a hot mess. The judges loved the chaos.
Score: 39

Team Trouble
“Trouble” by Someone I’m Too Lazy To Research
As team captain, Rumer explains that she wants Breakfast Club to meet Grease. I was nervous that Witney was going to show up in her pink nightgown again, but the “Grease” part of the performance remained a mystery. There were jocks, nerds, bad boys and a teacher’s pet maybe? Queen Patti bounced along pretending to write on a chalkboard. That was the extent of her participation. Riker rocked it nerd style. Chris wore a letter jacket without a shirt. And Rumer kept her butt secured in tight leather pants. That was a victory in itself.
Score: 39

Noah, Riker, Robert and Queen Patti were left in the red light of doom. But it was Patti who was sent home with nothing but a South Padre spring break 2015 t-shirt and some sketchy pictures on her phone she doesn’t remember taking.

Who do you want to win? Is Riker going to take it all? Or will he have to fight with a bootylicious spawn of Bruce Willis? Sound off in the comments!

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It’s been a busy week around these parts! I don’t know about you, but TGIWeekend. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Beaner Book List suggestions. I’ll be posting the official list on Monday, so if you have any recommendations, let me know by commenting HERE or shooting me an email. And now for a […]

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It’s been a busy week around these parts! I don’t know about you, but TGIWeekend. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Beaner Book List suggestions. I’ll be posting the official list on Monday, so if you have any recommendations, let me know by commenting HERE or shooting me an email.

And now for a few links that will make you laugh, make you cry and make you drool. Enjoy!

Babies under water. SO FUNNY!

And I have no idea why this made me chuckle. Are She Sheds really a thing? Someone let me know!

I have thoughts about the song “Butterfly Kisses.” I’ll just leave it at that. But this did make me tear up a bit. Weddings always do.

Need something to take your mind off how splotchy your face is now? Here’s a list of hunky celebrity children. It’s not skeevy as it sounds.

If you’re interested in recaps, I wrote a few this week:

HERE is the one on Undateable, which was one of their best episodes to date. FREEZE FRAME!
HERE is the one for Big Bang Theory. Penny adopts the Sheldon “three knock” habit.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Hall of Fame: Another Time http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/hall-of-fame-another-time/ http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/hall-of-fame-another-time/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 22:11:21 +0000 http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/?p=7165 iHateGreenBeans | Blog of Lincee Ray
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It’s been a long time since I inducted another class into the IHGB Hall of Fame. This group features men who managed to make my heart melt while they were brooding in period costumes. So much can be left unsaid when a kilt is involved, am I right? Jamie Fraser I’m going to give you […]

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It’s been a long time since I inducted another class into the IHGB Hall of Fame. This group features men who managed to make my heart melt while they were brooding in period costumes. So much can be left unsaid when a kilt is involved, am I right?

Jamie Fraser
Jamie Fraser

I’m going to give you a moment to keep staring at his face. That chin is just one of the reasons James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser made the Hall of Fame. The main reason he kicks off this list is his unflinching love and protection of Claire. When she fell (through time) into his life, the world no longer spun on its axis—it revolved around her. There is a deep passion between them, but equal respect. She is his match. Some call that a fairytale. I call it hope.

And real men wear kilts. That’s a fact. But it’s sort of weird if you’re not Scottish. Or attending a Scottish wedding or Halloween party. Keep that in mind.

Mr. Darcy
Mark Darcy
I’m definitely not that chick in the Austenland book/movie, but I certainly have been enamored with Mr. Darcy for multiple decades. When I read Pride & Prejudice, I didn’t really comprehend his desperate need for Elizabeth until I watched the double VHS tape, block-out-a-weekend, mini-series.

I understand there are purist out there who think the Keira Knightley version is abominable compared to BBC version. I concede that Colin Firth is the Darcy of all Darcys, but you have to admit that this is pretty romantic:

Matthew Crawley
Matthew Crawley

COUSIN MATTHEW! Those eyes. That smile. Those eyes. Only Matthew Crawley could tame Lady Mary. Downton Abbey hasn’t been the same since he’s been gone, or since that hot Turkish guy died. Can I get an amen?

Now it’s your turn. Who are the men from “the days of yore” who I may have missed? I’d love to research your suggestions. TRUST ME.

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‘Dancing with the Stars’ recap: It’s Disney week! http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/dancing-with-the-stars-recap-disney-week/ http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/dancing-with-the-stars-recap-disney-week/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 20:22:02 +0000 http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/?p=7154 iHateGreenBeans | Blog of Lincee Ray
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It’s my favorite week on Dancing with the Stars—Disney Night! The ballroom is full of beautiful ball gowns. Naturally, a boy comes by and whips that fluffy gown off to reveal a shorty fringe, but I don’t mind. I have bigger concerns. What happened to Donald Duck’s hat and why is Julianne’s hair pink? We […]

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It’s my favorite week on Dancing with the Stars—Disney Night! The ballroom is full of beautiful ball gowns. Naturally, a boy comes by and whips that fluffy gown off to reveal a shorty fringe, but I don’t mind. I have bigger concerns. What happened to Donald Duck’s hat and why is Julianne’s hair pink? We may never know.

It’s interesting to see what the choreographers will create, knowing that the audience has a picture of what it’s supposed to look like. To be honest, that can help you or hurt you.

Let’s take Kym for example:

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Not once in the literally thousands of times I watched the movie did Mary Poppins ever show Burt her sternum. Who needs a spoonful of sugar when clearly cleavage helps the medicine go down?

And then there’s Jessie from Toy Story:

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What in the world? I can’t believe Disney executives allowed the costume designers to shop in the adult Halloween section at Party City. I’m also unclear why Jessie is dancing with Tony Manero from Saturday Night Fever. I’m almost positive that wasn’t a Disney movie.

Moving on! Here’s the breakdown of dances:

Suzanne and Tony
Jazz
“He’s a Tramp” from Lady & The Tramp
What a way to open the show! Nothing says Disney Week like a grown woman succumbing to the pressure of comparing herself to others. If that’s not a lead in to a “believe in yourself” Disney talk, then I don’t know what is. Tony used words like “dreams” and “journey.” I checked my DVR to make sure I wasn’t accidentally watching an old episode of The Bachelor. I wasn’t. Suzanne finally came around, shared some spaghetti with her tramp and proceeded to trip up all over the dance floor. For some reason, the judges praised her.
Score: 28

Robert and Kym
Quick Step
“Step In Time” from Mary Poppins
Dancing with the StarsABC is determined to catch Robert and Kym making out behind the scenes. And I’m going to cheer when they have video proof that these two kids are an item. Robert is a little too excited to see what Kym’s Mary Poppins outfit will look like, which was confusing to me at first. A red coat, black hat, and carpet bag are sexy? Who knew! Of course, judging on the screen grab from above, we now know what he was looking forward to. SIDE BOOB. Kym actually flew in holding an umbrella and took no less than two minutes waiting for the ABC intern to unhook her from the flying apparatus. The JV dancers went into overdrive with their chimney sweep routine while we waited for Kym to go full on Naughty Poppins. Unfortunately, Robert’s steps were not in time.
Score: 24

Queen Patti and Artem
Waltz
“When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio
Queen Patti hurt her knee a few weeks ago and I can’t help but find Artem’s concern for her completely endearing. He called her a treasure and she vowed to never let him down. At the beginning of her dance, Queen Patti pronounced that, “When you wish upon a star, anything your heart desires will come true.” (I went outside, found a star and wished for a husband. I’ll let you know when it comes true.) Patti basically walked from here to there in a lovely yellow dress, as Artem danced around in grey tails. The audience gave her another standing ovation and she cried. She could read the phone book and these people would go nuts. Me included.
Score: 27

Mark and Willow
Foxtrot
“Alice” from Alice in Wonderland
Here’s the deal—Mark is very talented and pushes the creative bar each and every week. However, HE PULLS FOCUS AND THAT DRIVES ME NUTS. His White Rabbit was creepy. But the music was creepy, so I’m not sure if that’s what he was going for. The human cards (go JV team!) were distracting. The smoke was distracting. It felt like the musical number of a One Act Play. I don’t think I watched Willow once. I was too busy being ooged out by Mark’s rabbit head. On another note, my absolute favorite part was when Willow’s dad came into rehearsals every few hours to make her stop for “snack time.” I love that guy.
Score: 34

The Farmer and Witney
Quickstep
“Hercules” from Hercules
There’s no other way to put this gently. The Farmer was flat out rude to Witney during rehearsals. She’s pushing him to be more than white-man-overbite-guy and he snapped at her to not argue with him because THIS is how it is. I didn’t blame her for leaving to go cry it out. She brought last season’s champion Alfonso in to help lighten the mood. Even Carlton couldn’t help the dance. Or the cheese that went along with the dance. It started off a hot mess, got better and then ended up sad.
Score: 27

Noah and Sharna
Foxtrot
“A Whole New World” from Aladdin
Dancing with the StarsNoah doesn’t have a knee so he can’t rise and fall, which is essential for a traditional foxtrot. This concerns him because he thinks he looks stupid. Sharna tells him to quit acting like a princess, because there’s nothing he can do about it. Instead of focusing on what he doesn’t have, he should focus on what he DOES have. His abs. Put him in an open vest with some maharaja pants, make him sit in the tanning bed for a few hours and dye his hair black. Boom. Who cares that he ended up looking like Alan Thicke? He flew in on a magic carpet. That’s awesome.
Score: 28

Riker and Allison
Paso Doble
Score from Pirates of the Caribbean
This dance was by far my favorite one of the night. Yes it had theatrics, but the paso was the focus of the performance—not the excessive stuff around it. Riker channeled Captain Jack Sparrow beautifully. I agree with Julieanne. This was artistry! YouTube it.
Score: 38

Rumer and Val
Samba
“Pour Unfortunate Soul” from The Little Mermaid
Dancing with the StarsAn ABC producer/executive woman asks Rumer which princess she wants to be? Rumer smiles and asks if she can be a villain. She chooses Ursela. Brilliant. Then she and Val practiced how to dance underwater. This meant Val had to get wet. Equally brilliant. The performance was mediocre in my opinion. It wasn’t a conventional samba song, which threw me for a loop. Val was all green, so I’m guessing he was an eel? And then Rumer started mouthing the words and I scolded her for drinking after Derek, because now she’s contracted his lip syncing syndrome. How their score was above Riker and Allison is a mystery.
Score: 39

Nastia and Derek
Jazz
“Love Is An Open Door” from Frozen
This routine really fit their personalities. I would have loved it had they not lip synched some parts the routine. Either do or don’t. It’s confusing when you do both. I enjoyed their choreography, which was pulled mostly from that scene in the movie. It was as if Frozen came alive! I found myself thinking how cool it would be to meet Anna in real life. Then I realized that I had been sucked into Disney’s subliminal advertising. Let’s go meet the Frozen characters at Disney World this summer! Who’s with me?
Score: 38

In the end, Suzanne, Patti (shocker!) and The Famer (not so shocking) were in the red light of doom. But it was Suzanne who didn’t secure the votes. Now it’s time to say goodbye to all your company, Suzanne. I’m almost glad that it was her, because she wasn’t into the competition anymore.

And The Farmer lives to see another day!

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IHGB Movie Review: “The Longest Ride” http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/ihgb-movie-review-the-longest-ride/ http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/ihgb-movie-review-the-longest-ride/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:43:40 +0000 http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/?p=7142 iHateGreenBeans | Blog of Lincee Ray
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The Longest Ride Rated: PG Starring: Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson The Trailer: The Gist: I will read and I will watch anything that has Nicholas Sparks’ name attached to it. I’m not ashamed. I concede that he’s working hard to recreate the MAGIC known as The Notebook. I admit that he has not even […]

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The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride
Rated: PG
Starring: Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson
The Trailer:

The Gist:
I will read and I will watch anything that has Nicholas Sparks’ name attached to it. I’m not ashamed. I concede that he’s working hard to recreate the MAGIC known as The Notebook. I admit that he has not even come close in the last decade. I also understand that diving into a Sparks book means that I have to prepare myself for one of the main characters to die. Also, an old person will impart wisdom, our leading characters will have some sort of revelation in the rain, and only ridiculously hot individuals are considered for the movie adaptation. Bring it on.

The Longest Ride was a decent film. I kept my expectations low as I drove my way to the movie theater. In fact, my friend Emily and I asked for tickets to see “The Last Ride” before I doubted even further wondering if it was “The Lucky Ride?” The sweet box office girl used context clues to secure the correct tickets, and we were on our way.

I know there are individuals out there who feel that these types of movies portray unrealistic views of romance. I have one thing to say to the haters out there:

COWBOYS ARE REAL!

The Longest Ride

My Thoughts:

  1. Let’s begin with the obvious: Scott Eastwood is extremely handsome. E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y handsome. Everything works. The eyes, the jaw, the mouth, the shoulders, the chest, the hair on that chest, the FOREARMS, the smile and the jaw again. Is he going to win awards for his stellar portrayal of rodeo champion Luke Collins? Probably not. Will he land the cover of GQ? Most definitely.
  2. Rodeos make me happy.
  3. Most cowboys are saddled with the stereotype that they are all southern gentlemen. They are saddled with this stereotype because it’s true. Luke opened doors, brought Sophie flowers on their first date, got her a blanket when she was cold, and offered her fresh/clean towels when she “fell” in the lake.
  4. It makes me sad that Sophie and her sorority sisters were surprised by Luke’s chivalrous nature. Sophie mentioned multiple times that she wasn’t used to a man treating her with such respect. I’m not sure what’s going on in the dating world, because I haven’t been on one since the Clinton Administration. Have manners ceased to exist? I remember telling my grandmother about a date I had in college. I gushed how my suitor attended to my every need. He held my chair, he navigated me through a crowded room, he took his hat off at the table, he introduced me to guests with thoughtful consideration, and he walked me to my door. I can still recall what Doodle said that day, “That’s nice Lincee. But don’t you give him any extra points for being a gentleman.”
  5. With that said, Luke did drive up to Sophie’s work once and honked the horn. Flashback to my mother standing in front of the door of our house, refusing to let me leave because the boy honked his horn to let me know he was there. We weren’t dating, so I didn’t mind. Mama said I had to wait. “This boy needs a lesson in manners.”
  6. Chivalry is not dead.
  7. If my mother has anything to do with it…
  8. My least favorite “cowboy” moment was the length of Luke’s jeans. Also, I think I should point out that most cowboys I know don’t lumber sluggishly in their boots.
  9. The Longest RideI was fully prepared to endure Sophie processing through the very hard decision of choosing between her city job or the country boy with whom she fell in love, blah, blah, blah, watched it a thousand times, blah. Because, look! Manly forearms and Mason jars!
  10. Note: She’s wearing shorts with her blazer.
  11. Additional Note: This movie was not set in 1987.
  12. Extra Note: He’s wearing a pearl snap.
  13. FYI Note: Pearl snaps are my kryptonite. And manly forearms.
  14. Moving on…
  15. What I didn’t expect was the enchanting  B-storyline, featuring Oona Chaplin and Jack Huston as Ruth and Ira Levinson.
  16. Ira knew he loved Ruth from the moment he saw her in his father’s store. She was a pistol! They were meant for each other! And then, because it’s Nicholas Sparks, war screwed everything up.
  17. The Longest RideRuth made sacrifices. Ira made sacrifices. He didn’t understand her world, but he loved how her world made her alive and happy. That’s all that mattered to him. He loved her completely. With everything inside of him.
  18. Old Ira teaches Sophie that love requires sacrifices. In some cases, you have to switch your ’80s shorts for ranch appropriate jeans. Or in Luke’s case, you have to walk away from bull riding forever because it’s easier to love someone when you’re not suffering from a head injury.
  19. In the end, we learn that sacrificing for love is never easy. But it’s definitely worth it.

Survey Says
Cowboys on the big screen. Enough said. Also, download the “love montage” song “Desire” by Ryan Adams. It’s one of my favorites. Trust me.

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TGIFRIDAY. Am I right? I don’t know about you, but I’m welcoming the weekend with open arms. I have a date with Scott Eastwood at the movie theater. I can’t help it. I’m a sucker for Nicholas Sparks. His leading men are my catnip. I’m sure the movie will be pretty special, but there’s no […]

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TGIFRIDAY. Am I right? I don’t know about you, but I’m welcoming the weekend with open arms. I have a date with Scott Eastwood at the movie theater. I can’t help it. I’m a sucker for Nicholas Sparks. His leading men are my catnip. I’m sure the movie will be pretty special, but there’s no way I can stay away. I have one word for you—cowboys. Who’s going to see The Last Ride besides me? Anyone? Bueller?

Don’t worry. I’ll write a review so I can tell you aaalllll about it. In the meantime, enjoy these Slink’s Links!

After taking this test, I felt like grabbing my passport and flying around the world to places I’ve heard of but never visited. My score was 24, which isn’t bad at all. But there’s still a lot of this great big earth I haven’t seen. I need to fix that!

This is great news! I’m sure Mama has at least three of these toys in the attic. I’m going to be rich! Now I can pay for that around-the-world vacation!

Speaking of 80s, I would watch this show in a heartbeat.

As a writer, this list terrifies me. I’ve actually been using two incorrectly. I’m going to throw up now.

Here’s some other stuff I’ve been working on this week:

Howard learned he has a brother on The Big Bang Theory.
Jess learns how to network on New Girl.
Undateable is one of my new favorite shows because it is HILARIOUS.
I wrote a book review of Candice Bergan’s memoir for the Associated Press. Gotta love Murphy Brown.

Have a great weekend! And make sure to comment on the previous post about your favorite books. Happy Friday!

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Beaner Book List – Volume 2 http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/beaner-book-list-volume-2/ http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/beaner-book-list-volume-2/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 19:31:27 +0000 http://www.ihategreenbeans.com/?p=7128 iHateGreenBeans | Blog of Lincee Ray
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Attention avid book readers: It’s been TWO YEARS since we updated the inaugural Beaner Book List. It took me that long to read all of your phenomenal suggestions! Okay, maybe I didn’t read ALL of them, but someone on the book list did introduce me to a little series known as “Outlander” and my beloved […]

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Attention avid book readers: It’s been TWO YEARS since we updated the inaugural Beaner Book List. It took me that long to read all of your phenomenal suggestions!

Okay, maybe I didn’t read ALL of them, but someone on the book list did introduce me to a little series known as “Outlander” and my beloved Jamie Fraser.

I will never be the same. This list has incredible potential. Do not take its power lightly.

Take a moment to think about books that have impacted you in the last few years. We have a variety of interests here at IHGB, so no genre should be neglected. I say this as a person who has read every popular YA novel in the last decade. If it’s a love story or it’s about pop culture, I will devour it. With that said, please include your murder mysteries, sci-fi thrillers or anything else that sticks to your ribs.

I will compile the list in both author and title formats. Then I’ll share our favorites in a post, which I’ll link on the side bar.

I am super excited to see what y’all have been reading lately. My nightstand is awfully bare! I’m willing to fix that problem, if you’re willing to help me!

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