One For…My Film Collection

I finally was able to go see the film One For The Money today, and am happy to say that it was well worth the wait.  Julie Anne Robinson, who directed the movie, and Katherine Heigl, who produced it, kept the storyline fairly true to the book – sparing those of us in the audience the unnecessary content usually shown in an attempt to generate more hype and increase profits.  Heigl played the role of Stephanie Plum brilliantly, and I was very pleased with the director’s choice for the actress chosen to play Lula, Sherri Shepherd (she nailed the character).  I am eager to see how the next book in the series, Two For The Dough, translates into film, and hope that it is just as good if not better than this one.  My recommendation: go see this movie (and read the book)!

To watch a trailer for this movie, click here.

An Ode To the App, Run Pee

I am a huge fan of author Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum Number series.  For those who have perhaps never heard of this fantastic author or her books, this particular series is about a young woman who – after losing her job, car, and very nearly her apartment – goes to work for her cousin as a bond enforcement agent to make ends meet.  As an inexperienced bounty hunter, her bumbling efforts may read like a comedy of errors, but her determination sees to it  that in the end she always “gets her man/woman”.  The first book in the series, titled One For the Money, is being released on film in theaters tomorrow, and I am most excited to go see it!  (I can only hope that the producers for this movie have not taken too many liberties with the storyline as others have for other films…yes, M. Night Shyamalan, I’m looking at you.)

Whenever I go to the theater, there are three things I make sure to have with me: a travel mug of sweet tea (I am not paying a small fortune for soda at the concession stand, especially as I am not overly fond of soda), my Run Pee app on my phone, and a bag to keep it all in.  What is Run Pee, you may be wondering?  Made by polyGeek, this application’s purpose is to let moviegoers know the best times during the film to take a bathroom break (usually during scenes that are not as important to the plot and can therefore be missed), and how much time they have to conduct said break so as to not miss the best parts of the film.  As for myself, I use the app to determine whether or not I need to stay after the credits.  It is really nice to know ahead of time whether or not I need to stick around to catch those last few seconds of the movie.  (I hate waiting, only to find that there was nothing worth waiting for.)  To download this application, either click on this link to the android marketplace, or search “run pee” within your phone’s app store.  This app is available for both Android and Apple phones.

I am hoping to go see One For the Money this Saturday.  Until then, I need to dust off my bag, find my travel mug, and make sure my Run Pee app is up to date.  Then it’s on with the show!