maandag 25 mei 2009

Marley & Me wallie

I made a new wallpaper for my computer. It's from the movie "Marley & Me" with Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson. I loved that movie so much. Funny and sad... The wallie is very simple, but adorable. Here it is and feel free to use it on your own desktop.

Movie Tip #25 - Orange County

Director: Jake Kasdan

Starring: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, John Lithgow, Catherine O'Hara, Leslie Mann, Kevin Kline, Chevy Chase, Lily Tomlin

Description: Shaun Brumder (Colin Hanks) is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his disfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another starting when his application is rejected after his dim-witted guidance counselor sends the wrong application. So, Shaun goes to great lengths with a little help from his girlfriend Ashley (Schuyler Fisk) and his drugged-out loser brother Lance (Jack Black) to get into Stanford any way they see fit

Review: I really enjoy "Orange County" every time I see it. The script is great. It's smart, but still wacky as a teen comedy needs to be. Colin Hanks' first major starring role and he nailed it. He looks (and sounds) a lot like his dad and he's also a great actor. I recently saw him in "The Great Buck Howard" and his performance is again great. My favourite character in "Orange County" was Lance, played by Jack Black. Weird guy, but so cool. The parents are also very funny and Ashley is sweet and tender. It's one of the only teen comedies with an actual good story and good actors. Just watch it.

zondag 24 mei 2009

Drawing Cusack

It was such lovely weather yesterday, that I decided to pick up my pencil and sketchbook again. I choose to draw John Cusack, multiple times, from the "High Fidelity" DVD cover. I wasn't happy at first, but now I am. The bottom two pictures of him are the better ones. I decides to draw more, I love it. It's relaxing and stimulating. It's perfect therapy when your experiencing stress or tension. Drawing (famous) people or animals, that's my favourite subject. It's always hard to start a drawing, but when you're at it, it just goes with the flow. Give it a try....

zaterdag 23 mei 2009

Safari scrap

I made a double layout from our trip to the Zoo, earlier this month. I allready showed you some pictures, and here's my creation:

I hope you like them.

X Joyce

maandag 18 mei 2009

TV characters that I love

I have my favourite movie characters, like I once stated. But I also have my favourite TV characters. Here they are:

# 10 Lynette Scavo (Felicity Huffman; Desperate Housewives): She's a hands-on mom, but she has her own way of dealing with her children. That's why she's so great!

# 9 Matt Parkman (Greg Grunberg; Heroes): I don't know why, but he has always been my favourite on the show. His ability can come in handy, but he struggles with it. When he found out that his wife was cheating on him.... how could she b#@%h.

# 8 Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller; Prison Break): Linc is my favourite, but Michael deserves a place in my top ten to. He's just brilliant and super smart.

# 7 Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly; Lost): She's a kick ass chick. She has gotten a little softer now, but I love her anyway.

# 6 Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell; Prison Break): I know Scofield is the most popular one, but I loved Linc from the beginning. He's a real tough guy with a very big heart.

# 5 Jim Halpert (Jon Krasinski; The Office US): He's a funny guy, especially how he always messes with Dwight (the jello...OMG). And him and Pam are just a match made in heaven.

# 4 James 'Sawyer' Ford (Josh Holloway; Lost): He's the ultimate bad guy, but who would'nt wanna be stuck on a deserted island with him?

# 3 Nick Stokes (George Eads; CSI): My favourite CSI. He's smart, good with people, funny and extremely handsome. He's not the main reason I watch CSI, but without him it's just not the same.

# 2 Izzie Stevens (Katherine Heigl; Grey's Anatomy): I just love her, seriously. She makes me laugh and/ or cry every single episode and her storylines are very interesting.

# 1 Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles; Supernaturel): He's without a doubt the most handsome man ever, but Dean is far out amazing. He's cool, funny and sexy!

The ones that didn't make it to the top ten: Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger; CSI), Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies; Prison Break), Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglie; Heroes), Haley James (Bethany Joy Galeotti; One Tree Hill), George O'Malley (T.R. Knight; Grey's Anatomy) and Claire Bennett (Hayden Panettiere; Heroes).

Movie Tip #24 - When Harry met Sally...

Director: Rob Reiner

Starring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher

Description: Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex. But then they are confronted with the problem: "Can a man and a woman be friends, without sex getting in the way?"

Review: This is, without a doubt, one of the best romantic comedies ever. It has wonderfull quotes, coming from Crystal most of the time. And one memorable scene: when Sally fakes an orgasm in a crowded lunchroom. Classic! But it's Crystal at his best, because every single line that comes out of his mouth is hilarious! He's a funny guy. And Meg Ryan... those where her best times, when she did romantic comedies. Her serious films never became a big succes. So, for the ones that haven't seen it yet, don't waste time and go see this one!!!

zaterdag 16 mei 2009

New musical adventures

My mom and I like to go to musicals, like I once said. We allready have two musicals to look forward to. On november 26th we will go and see "Love Me Tender". A musical with songs by Elvis Prestley. The other one is "The Full Monty" on january 14th. I wrote a review of the movie last monday and I'm a big fan of the film. I'm really excited and very curious about both musicals. The first one will be in november, so we have to wait a while, but I'm really looking forward to it!!

X Joyce

maandag 11 mei 2009

Movie Tip #23 - The Full Monty

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Starring: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Tom Wilkinson, Steve Huison, Paul Barber, Hugo Speer

Description: The setting is Sheffield England, once the "City of Steel", home of a massive steel industry and jobs aplenty. Today with the industry in decline and the steelworks closed down there is widespread unemployment and despair. Two unemployed friends (Robert Carlyle and Mark Addy) stumble upon a Chippendales-like show that's very popular with the local women. Eventually they decide they too would like to give it a go, but they can't dance and aren't what most would call good physical specimens. They have their doubts but are determined to give it a shot. On their way they pick up four other unlikely candidates and begin practising for the big night. To drum up interest, they boast they'll go 'the full monty' (a phrase meaning 'all the way' - nude), something they hadn't planned and aren't sure they can deliver. Will they ?, won't they ?, can they keep their antics from their families ?, can they stay out of trouble ? can they pull a crowd ?. All will be revealed, well maybe.

Review: The story itself is a reason to watch the movie. It's a wonderfull movie, made by the Brittisch, who know how to make a good comedy. My favourite scene of the movie is when the men stand in line and the song "Hot Stuff" starts playing on the radio. All of a sudden the guys start practicing their routines, in a sneaky way. It's very funny. There's also a musical version of this film and I'm planning to go see it in January. But for now, I'll watch the film and so should you!!!

zondag 10 mei 2009


One of my favourite shows is "Prison Break". I hate the fact that it's going to end, but for now I can still watch 'em here in The Netherlands. This show is so exciting, it makes me nervous every single time. I made a wallpaper with my favourite characters. Here it is, hope you like it:

Don't you just love those guys???

X Joyce

dinsdag 5 mei 2009

Raymond Langston: APPROVED

Yesterday I saw the first episode of CSI with Laurence Fishburne as CSI Raymond Langston. In the US they allready aired a long time ago, but here in the Netherlands it happened may 4th. I have to say, I liked Ray from the start. I really enjoyed the scene he had with Nick, where he's trying to find out which powder to use to lift the prints on the doorknob. I thought Hodges was a little arrogant. Like Ray has to impress him. Hodges constantly tryed to show off to Grissom and he's a mayor suck up. Didn't like his attitude at all!.
So to make a long story short, I like dr. Raymond Langston. I'm looking forward to the next storyline and how his character developes.

Picture Perfect

I don't think I ever told you this, but scrapbooking is also a hobby of mine. I like to make a nice page with my best memories. So this time I created layouts for my trip to Movie Park Germany. Three to be exact. Here they are:

Maybe in the future I will share more of my layouts with you. I'm not going to tell you how I did it, because I don't know all the technical mumbo-jumbo scrapbookers use. I just have a lot of fun doing it and I like to create a personal photo album. It's also nice to make gifts for friends or family. I recently made a calender for my friend Evelien and I'm going to give my friend Irene a mini-scrapbook with pictures of our trip to Movie Park.

X Joyce

maandag 4 mei 2009

Movie Tip #22 - V for Vendetta

Director: James McTeigue

Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, James Purefoy

Description: In the not too distant future, Britain is filled with torture cells, unfair punishments, prejudice against minorities. However in the mist of all this chaos, one man known only by the name V (Hugo Weaving) dares to stand up to the government and is labeled as a terrorist. One night V rescues a mild young woman called Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman) and an unlikely bond between the two emerges which results with Evey becoming Vs ally. But though V may be charismatic and have a passion for justice he also is bitter and has his own personal hatred of the government for something they did to him long ago. As November the 5th, the day V says he and those who will follow him will stand up to the government once and for all approaches, Detective Finch (Stephen Rea) becomes more and more determined to uncover the truth about V, however his search leads him to ask to question whether or not he is on the right side.

Review: I have the say that this is far out one of the best new movies I have seen over the past five years. It's a bloody masterpiece!!! The character V is very interesting and his quotes are just genious. Hugo Weaving, allthough we never see his face, did a brilliant job portaying him. He created a character you will never forget. I love this man! Natalie Portman is also wonderfull in this film. Especially the scenes where she's in prison. Very intens an believable. The chemistry between those two is absolutely amazing. I've read reviews of people who think it's a bad adaptation of the novel, but these movies are not made for the ones who love the book. They are made for the ones who love movies! So, I highly recommened you this movie, and anyone who tells you otherwise.... don't listen. It's just brilliant!!!

zaterdag 2 mei 2009

The beauty of animals

Yesterday me and my brother Frank went to the zoo. Safari Park Beekse Bergen to be exact. My dad got the tickets from work and my brother and I decided to go to the park together. I'd rather see them in the wild, but I saw some wonderfull and beautiful animals yesterday. We shot some pictures. Here are some of our best shots:

Especially the tiger picture is great. Alltough it was pretty hot yesterday, we had a great time at the zoo. And we are very happy with the pictures we made!