Jason Mraz's album Love is a Four Letter Word came out a few weeks ago, but it took me a few weeks to get around to listening to it. I liked it a lot. This album, as well as new albums that came out from B.o.B. and Carrie Underwood, reminded me the enjoyment that you can find listening to a complete album as it was intended - from beginning to end. It's easy to forget these days in our iTunes generation how sometimes it takes awhile to get into an album and how by listening to it in the order it was placed in - and not just one or two tracks here or there - you can appreciate an album or artists work more fully. Anyway, I highly reccommend Love is a Four Letter Word, as well as Carrie Underwood's Blown Away and B.o.B.'s Strange Clouds albums altho I cannot speak for the bonus tracks off of B.o.B.'s album yet as I haven't heard them yet. Also, Calvin Harris continues to amaze me and I love his song "Feel so Close" and definitely like it a lot more than his new single that came out with Ne-Yo, "Let's Go".
What I Watched
I was gearing up for this week...I'll say more on the subject laterz, but I did see The Avengers this week, but did watch a few movies to refresh on the whole gang before than.
I went into this movie expecting another sappy, corny cheeseball romantic comedy just for the heck of it. Holy crud, was I in for a surprise for what I got...I can truthfully say that Jason Segel (Marshall on How I Met Your Mother) has truthfully become one of my favorite comedic actors. He has grown as someone that can do more than comedy as a lot of his movies and acting can be included with flairs of drama included in it as well. With his recent push and screenwriting credits for the successful The Muppets revival and now his screenwriting credit on this gem, I am impressed with where his career is going. He is essientially the new Zach Braff without the pretensiousness (no shade tho, love Zach Braff and Garden State and The Last Kiss) but right now I'm more interested in Jason's career and where it may go. It wsa real and it wasn't hokey and sappy...it dealt with real life and the way things do and don't go as you think they may go. It explored the ups and downs of a relationship as well as seeing your friends and peers surpassing you in their attempts in creating a stable relationship and building a family [even the ones that you'd never imagine would get there before you]. Everything doesn't happen cleanly..it was messy, depressing at points, and just very true to life. It might because where I am in my life but it talked to me, and touched me. And Jason Segel and Emily Blunt were charming and on point with their comedic timing. The only thing I didn't like was the decaptations (two) but they were really small and not a big thing, it just struck me as unneccessary and unfunny. But definitely see this movie, it was amazing and beautiful and amazing. Check it out. If you do, let me know if you liked it. My fave scene was the two sisters talking in Sesame Street voices about life near the end.