Gift Ideas, Valentine's Day

    Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is just around corner, and Kembrel (one ofmy current obsessions) has some AWESOME sales that would make perfect gifts forthat special someone. I’ve already bought myself and my sister (who reads myblog so I’m not going to say what) two necklaces, and I’m definitely forwardingthe link to my boyfriend 😉

    Here’s just a preview of what’s on sale:

    The Valentine’s Day essentials for guys offers a nicevariety of items that will surely impress your man! Can he not go anywherewithout his iPad? Get him a stylish Moshi iPad case! Does he love working outat the gym? What about a eco-friendly Hydros water bottle? Is he always latepicking you up on a date?  I’m surea watch by Phosphor will solve that problem!

    The Valentine’s Jewelry section made me drool.  From the exotic Taara pieces, theadorable One Luv necklaces, and the stunning selection by Juliet & Co, youwon’t know where to start! I wouldn’t worry too much over what you choose foryour girl though, because any of these pieces are sure to win her over!

    GIRL or GUY
    Or what about some sweet headphones? The ones on sale byWeSC are definitely unique and make a statement. I love all the differentcolors and patterns to choose from! Perfect for any music lover, girl or guy!

    Finally, why not sit and enjoy a book together? Kembrel has a nice selection that range from funny to romantic. There’s really something for everyone. Read actual love letters collected across America or love poems written by some of history’s greatest poets. Spice up your love life with a handbook or read about the most inspiring and romantic locations in Italy and France. Even if you’re single, these are sure to be an interesting read (if you believe your true love is written up in the stars, why not check out Cosmic Coupling?) 

    Golden Globes, Worst Dressed

    Golden Globes: Worst Dressed List

    So you all know who I think got it right at the Globes. Now, here’s who I think needs to hire a new stylist (in no particular order because they’re all tragic).

    Christina Hendricks: That giant ruffle is SO distracting and unflattering.
    Michelle Williams: Granny prints are not Globes-appropriate.

    Helena Bonham Carter: This look is the epitome of “Hot Mess.”
    Lea Michelle: Reminds me of Pepto Bismol. Not a fan of her messy hair either.

    Halle Berry: This dress screams cougar.
    Julianne Moore: Someone get this woman an iron STAT!

    Jennifer Love Hewitt: What is up with that neckline??
    Kaley Cuoco: The odd tiering of the lower half of the dress is just wrong.
    Agree/Disagree?? Did I leave someone out? Comment and give me your thoughts!

    Best Dressed, Golden Globes

    2011 Golden Globes: Best Dressed List

    The Golden Globes have comeand gone. You know my opinion when it comes to who won the awards, but who didI think ruled the red carpet? Like the People’s Choice Awards, I was a bitdisappointed, but I do applaud many of the stars for their fashion risks. Did Ilike many of the fashion risks? No, but a lot of fashion “experts” did, and theyended up on many best dressed lists so good for them. But here’s my list ofbest dressed ladies, and it’s filled with what many might call “safe” choices,but whatever, it’s my list and they look gorgeous to me. I’ve also included those who almost made the cut, but for one reason or another, just didn’t quite do so.

    #1 – Dianna Agron
    I love everything aboutthis look! Hair, dress, makeup, accessories, even the black nail polish! Diannalooks absolutely gorgeous, channeling old Hollywood in this J.Mendel gown! Asone of my friends said, “She’s just so perfect!” It’s so true.

    #2 – Carrie Underwood
    Carrie is always one of myfavorites on the red carpet, and she once again looked fabulous in a quartzsequin strapless gown by Badgley Mischka Couture. She absolutely glows and what an amazing smile!

    #3 – Sarah Hyland
    I’m one of the few who don’t watch Modern Family so I don’t know who she is, but I absolutely adore this Café Au Lait Max Azria gown. It’s so elegant, and the color is simply gorgeous on her. I wish I could steal this dress, I love it so much. 

    #3 – Mila Kunis
    I am in love with the color ofthis emerald Vera Wang gown! Just stunning! She looks like a grecian goddess!

    #4 – Megan Fox
    Why does she look so poutyin all her pictures? It’s so unflattering, and she’s very pretty. Nevertheless, I can’t deny that I love her pale pink Giorgio Armani Privé gown. If only she would smile and wear some less severe makeup, she’d look amazing.

    #5 – Milla Jovovich
    Underrated much? I don’t think I’ve seenanyone say anything about this gown, and I have NO idea why. It and Milla lookstunning!

    #6 – Olivia Wilde
    The gown that’s on nearlyevery Best Dressed list. At first look, I thought it was too much, but I’veactually come to like it. Plus with a gown by Marchesa, shoes by Christian Louboutin,and jewelry by Tiffany’s, how do you go wrong? Talk about the ultimate combination!

    #7 – Helen Mirren
    I sure do hope I have Helen’s grace and style when I’m her age. She is just fabulous and the dress is beautiful. Flawless.

    #9 – Kyra Sedgwick
    Kyra looks so classy andelegant in this orange chiffon Emilio Pucci dress. I don’t know too many whocould pull of this color, but she does so effortlessly.

    #10 – Eva Longoria andMandy Moore
    I thought Eva looked verysophisticated in her black Zac Posen gown. It was very feminine but also strongat the same time. My one negative is that I feel there is a bit too much fabric at the bottom and it looks like its swallowing her. Mandy Moore wore one of my favorite designers, MoniqueLhullier, and while her hair and makeup do look wonderful, there was justsomething off about the gown that kept this look from being higher on the list. I actually think i would’ve liked it a lot more if it had just been a deeper blue.

    Close…But Not Quite (in no particular order)

     Emma Stone

    Love thesilhouette and simplicity of the gown, but not the color, at least on her skin tone. She still looks gorgeous and sophisticated, nevertheless. 

    Scarlett Johansson
    This Ellie Saab dress is indeed beautiful (I love the detailed beading), but she’s single now, and I feellike she could have done better. I would have loved to see her wearing something bold and striking.

    Sandra Bullock
    The Marchesa dress isactually incredibly beautiful, but the hair is justhorrible and distracts from its loveliness. Why, Sandra?

    Amy Adams
    I like the color, hair, andmakeup. But there is something about that giant thing growing along her torso that I just don’tcare for.

    Nicole Kidman
    Many thought this gown byPrada was too boring. Maybe a little, yes, but I do think she looks very elegant.

    Natalie Portman
    She is so pretty, but that big sequin rose plastered on her chest is not.

    So that’s my list, agree/disagree? Who did you like? Comment and let me know! Coming up: My WORST Dressed List!!
    Golden Globes, Movies, People's Choice Awards

    My Picks: 2011 Golden Globe Winners

    Glee’s Dianna Agron and Naya Rivera
    Okay, now thisis more like it! At least award-wise. It’s nice to see some amazing movies getthe awards they deserve. None of this Twilight ridiculousness. I was so happyto see The Social Network dominatingin nearly every movie category because it really was a fantastic film. However,I wouldn’t have minded seeing it share some of its awards with Inception or Black Swan, also two very well done films.

    Best Motion Picture, Drama
    Winner: The Social Network
    My Pick: Quite a competitive category, but it’s a tie between The Social Network and Inception for me, but TSN does haveAndrew Garfield…

    I though the Best Musical or Comedy category was a joke. Most of the films were pretty ‘eh’ to me. Alice in Wonderlandwas very disappointing, and The Kids AreAll Right was just…all right. Congrats to Red for being the first comic book movie to be nominated in thecategory though.

    Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
    Winner: The Kids Are AllRight
    My Pick: None of the nominees. I would choose Easy A for being a genuinely funny, smart film.

    I pretty much would’ve been happy for whoever wonBest Director, all were worthy nominees, although I do feel like Danny Boyle wassnubbed for 127 Hours.

    Best Dramatic Actor
    Winner: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
    My Pick: James Franco, 127 Hours. I can’t wait to see this riveting performance myself.

    Best Dramatic Actress
    Winner: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
    My Pick: Natalie Portman, for sure!!I am so happy she won! Natalie’s been a long-time favorite actress of mine, and I’m sohappy her talent is finally being recognized! Congrats, girl!

    Best Comedic Actress
    Winner: Annette Bening, TheKids Are All Right
    My Pick: Emma Stone, EasyA. Her performance was genius. She has a bright career ahead of her, andI’m definitely looking forward to seeing her in the new Spiderman films!

    Best Supporting Dramatic Actor
    Winner: Christian Bale, The Fighter
    My Pick: I agree with Christian Bale,but once again there’s my love/obsession for Andrew Garfield…

    Best Drama TV Series
    Winner: Boardwalk Empire
    My Pick: Haven’t actually seenBoardwalk Empire, but The Walking Dead was pretty awesome.

    Best TV Drama Actor
    Winner: Steve Buscemi, BoardwalkEmpire
    My Pick: Hugh Laurie, House. The show has let me down over the years, but Hugh neverhas.

    Best Comedic TV Series
    Winner: Glee
    My Pick: 30 Rock or The Big Bang Theory. I do enjoy myself some Glee, but 30 Rock is sheer brilliance, and The Big Bang Theory was made for super nerds like me.

    The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons
    Best Comedic TV Actor
    Winner: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
    My Pick: Competitive category filledwith great performances, but I gotta agree here. Jim Parson’s Sheldon is absolute perfection!

    Best Comedic TV Actress
    Winner: LauraLinney, The Big C
    My Pick: Tina Fey, 30 Rock. Because she’s the most brilliant and funniest woman on TV. The end.

    Best Supporting TV Actress
    Winner: Jane Lynch, Glee
    My Pick: Agreed, she’s hilarious!

    Best Supporting TV Actor
    Winner: Chris Colfer, Glee
    My Pick: I agree. Chris Colfer has delivered some pretty powerful scenes this season on Glee, so I wasn’t surprised when he took home the award. Congrats to him! 
    Best Dressed, People's Choice Awards

    2011 People’s Choice Awards: Top 5 Best Dressed

    Honestly, I was a littlelet down by most of the stars’ fashion choices this year – maybe they’re savingthe good stuff for the big award shows like the Golden Globes and AcademyAwards? Let’s hope so. However, there were a few bright spots, and withoutfurther adieu, my top 5 red, I mean, sapphire carpet picks:

    #1 – Selena Gomez
    My number one pick wassuper easy. This girl is always flawless, and she definitely didn’t let medown! In fact, she was able to wow me twice in two stunning looks. Fun fact: hersecond look was by Project Runway Season 6 winner Irina Shabayeva.

    #2 – Kristen Stewart
    Kristen surprised me by wearing this fabulous gold sequinedReem Acra minidress. And check out those Jimmy Choo heels! Her fashion choicescan either be a hit or miss but here it was definitely a hit.

    #3 – Emma Roberts
    Emma said she was going for a “Black Swan” inspiredlook. Well, whatever look she was going for, she looked fabulous in her ruffledDior dress and Brian Atwood shoes. Very youthful, yet sophisticated!

    #4 – Taylor Swift
    I expected a little more from Taylor since she’ssuch a red carpet goddess. However, she still makes the top 5 because everyoneelse was so lackluster. She does indeed look pretty in her J Mendel dress and Prada shoes, I’mjust used to her looking gorgeous.

    #5 – Tie with Kaley Cuocoand AnnaLynne McCord
    Both of these looks I’mkind of on the fence with. I love Kaley’s white floor-length gown, but I’m notcrazy about her hair and makeup. And while I love AnnaLynne’s hair and makeup,I don’t know about the dress. Great, flattering color which looks amazing fromthe back, but just blah in the front.

    Next up are the GoldenGlobes! Time to step it up, ladies!
    People's Choice Awards

    2011 People’s Choice Awards

    Last night was the People’s Choice Awards! Although it’s notone of my favorite award shows, it’s still interesting to watch just to seewhat all the stars are wearing.
    While some of the winners were just straight up ridiculousand some categories just so silly I could care less who won (or I was justambivalent about all the nominees), there were a few where I really would’vechosen differently.
    Favorite Movie & Favorite Drama Movie
    Winner: Twilight Saga: Eclipse (seriously, how many tweensvoted in this?)
    My Pick: Inception/The Social Network
    Favorite Action Movie
    Winner: Iron Man 2 (love the original, but the sequel was aletdown)
    My Pick: Kick-A**
    Favorite Comedy Movie
    Winner: Grown Ups
    My Pick: Easy A
    Favorite TV Comedy
    Winner: Glee (although I do enjoy the show)
    My Pick: How I Met Your Mother (it’s just so awesome)
    Favorite Sci-fi/Fantasy Show
    Winner: Fringe
    My Pick: Supernatural
    Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure
    Winner: Keeping Up with the Kardashians
    My Pick: Tosh.O
    Favorite TV Guest Star
    Winner: Demi Lovato on Grey’s Anatomy
    My Pick: Neil Patrick Harris on Glee
    Favorite TV Comedy Actor actually had a great list ofnominees and any of them would’ve been deserving, but I’m glad to see NeilPatrick Harris getting some props for his amazing work on HIMYM. I was alsohappy to see Tim Roth win Favorite TV Crime Fighter. I don’t follow Lie to Meregularly but he’s one of my favorite movie actors and I’m so happy for hissuccess. Congrats to Conan O’Brien for Favorite Talk Show Host, I’ve always loved him. Also congrats to Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift for their wins, they’re both so fabulous.
    People’s Choice Awards Fashion Post Coming Up Next!

    What Did Santa Bring?

    Doesn’t everyone love presents? This year, Santa was, once again, very generous, although my dad did tell me that the jolly man was having a hard time coming up with gifts for me so… to compensate for the fact that my sister got an iPhone (now we’re a complete iPhone family), iPad, guitar, and $300 Coach purse, among the usual lot of dvds, video games, etc, I get to do some sweet after-Christmas shopping. Sounds good to me.

    Despite what my dad said, I still think I made out pretty nicely. Here’s a quick rundown of what I got from not just Santa, but the rest of my family, as well. 

    Avatar: The Last Airbender Seasons 1-3
    Community Season 1
    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Vol. 1-3
    Supernatural Season 5 **wishlist item!
    The Vampire Diaries Season 1
    The Venture Brothers Season 3

    Video Games for PS3
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
    – Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions
    – Spiderman: Web of Shadows

    – Bebe Eau de Parfum
    – Chanel Chance Eau de Toilette
    – Michael Kors Island Bermuda Giftset
    – Victoria’s Secret Noir Giftset 

    – Barbie Basics doll
    Breakfast at Tiffany’s coasters
    Death Note manga box set
    – Express skirt
    – Garmin GPS
    – Roy Mustang plush and keychain
    – Spike Speigel figure
    – Taylor Swift’s Speak Now CD **wishlist item!
    – Vera Bradley “Imperial Noille” note cards & mailbox

    How blessed/spoiled am I, right? Don’t worry, I know this is a season of giving not getting. And as much, as I love receiving gifts, I love giving them even more!

    What did you all get for Christmas?


    Merry Christmas from F&F!!

    I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe Christmas!! Mine was filled with good food, great presents, and quality time with family. No special post today, just some random Christmas-related pictures. 🙂

    Left: My sister and I after we just finished decorating the tree (the picture doesn’t do it justice). 
    Right: Another tradition: each family member has their own special ornament. Mine’s a cute, high-heeled shoe. Suits me perfectly.

    Left: My cat, Xander, got to join in on the “open one gift from dad” Christmas Eve tradition. He got a 3-foot scratching post (and loves it).
    Right: My Christmas outfit! Dress from Express (bought on Clearance for $24). Shoes were bought brand new at Goodwill (Target brand) for $4.

    Next post: What I got for Christmas!! =)


    Christmas Eve Traditions & Hot Cocoa

    I hope everyone has been having a wonderful Christmas Eve! I know I have! My family is very laid back (I wouldn’t have it any other way) and our evening together consisted of a dinner of grilled hotdogs (done from the balcony of our apartment) and curly fries, while watching the Nicktoons marathon of Avatar: The Last Airbender (FTW!).
    My family has several Christmas traditions and one of them is to open one gift from my dad on Christmas Eve. This year I got a “Justin Case” Roadside Assistance kit. I guess my dad heard about my 2 consecutive “Worst Driver” awards. It even comes with an “SOS banner.”

    Another tradition is for my dad to make his special hot cocoa for my sister and I in our cute Santa mugs. I asked him how he makes this seriously delicious concoction. Here, my friends, is how (you’re welcome):
    For one cup of hot cocoa:
    You’ll need:
    1 cup of milk 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder
    3 teaspoons of sugar
    1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    A drop of cinnamon extract

    (All measurements are approximations. You can add more or less milk to taste.)

    1. Heat up ½ cup of milk for 1 minute a in microwave oven.
    2. Mix in cocoa and sugar. If desired, strain into another cup to get rid of cocoa clumps.
    3. Add rest of milk and marshmallows.
    4. Heat up for another minute.
    5. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon extract.
    6. Add more marshmallows, if desired.
    7. ENJOY!!!

    What are some of your Christmas traditions?


    Gifts That Give Back UNDER $50

    Gifts That Give Back
    Christmas is just around the corner, and many of us are still scrambling to find last minute Christmas gifts for our loved ones. But what about those less fortunate than us? Wouldn’t it be nice to help make their Christmas a little brighter in our own small way? Well, here are 15 super affordable gifts that do double duty as they all benefit a charity in some way. Get those last minute Christmas gifts, and if you decide to get yourself a little something as well, don’t feel guilty – you’re helping to make the world a better place.

    1. St. Jude’s Laptop Bag (Lucky Brand, $35) –100% of this stylish laptop bag’s net profits will go towards benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    2. L’Oreal Paris Color of Hope Eye Makeup in Bouquet of Strength – (L’Oreal, $9) – $1 from each item sold goes to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
    3. Eye Wish Palette (Smashbox, $45) – Purchasing this limited edition Smashbox makeup palette (worth $240) will help a child fight a life-threatening illness through the Children’s Miracle Network.
    4. Organic Shea Butter Hand Lotion (Out of Africa, $6) – Your purchase will help provide education to children in West Africa and supports PBS educational programs.
    5. St. Jude’s Gumball Machine (Juicy Couture, $25) – 100% of the net profits of this adorable gumball machine will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    6. Soft Hands, Kind Heart Hand Cream (The Body Shop, $7) – 100% of net proceeds will go to ECPAT to help stop sex trafficking of children and young people.
    7. Love Lisa SPF 15 Lip Balm (Too Faced, $16) – A large portion of the sales will go towards helping to find a cure for melanoma disease.
    8. Last Letters Home DVD (HBO, $20) – The net proceeds will benefit the families of soldiers who have died in military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere since 9/11.
    9. Breast Cancer Crusade Strap Watch (Avon, $15) – 100% of the net profits will be donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade.
    10. Rachel Roy Tote UNICEF Charity Tote (Shop Bop, $20) – For each of these totally cute bags sold, designer Rachel Roy will donate $20 to the US Fund for UNICEF in support of food relief efforts in Pakistan.
    11. Brow Marker in taupe (Laura Geller, $23) – A portion of the proceeds will help fund research solutions for lung cancer.
    12. Satya Tree of Life Necklace (Satya Jewelry, $45) – 100% of the net proceeds of this beautiful necklace designed by actress Kristen Bell (adore her) will go towards Invisible Children’s programs in Uganda.
    13. Silver Glitter Women’s Shoes (TOMS, $54) – For every pair of shoes sold, TOMS will give a new pair of shoes to a child in need. Why not try these stylish pair?
    14. St. Jude’s “Give Thanks” Shirt (DKNY Jeans, $24) – Look good while you’re doing good like Jennifer Aniston! 100% of net profits benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
    15. Destined For Smoothness Gift Set (Aveda, $51) – Your purchase will help support communities protecting the rainforest in Columbia. (Sorry, I realized after I had made the collage that it was over $50)
    I’m so tempted to buy all of these! Seriously! My favorites are the Rachel Roy tote, Kristen Bell necklace, and Juicy Couture gumball machine! How cute! How about you? Know any other “gifts that give back?” Comment and let me know!


    My 2010 Winter Break Movie Picks

    Classes are out and, for 3 weeks, we have all the free time in the world. One great way to kill time and have fun is to hit the movies. It’s one activity that everyone enjoys. However, with all the different movies being released every week, you might like some guidance on what to spend your hard earned cash and precious time on (so you don’t end up feeling like you’ve wasted 2 hours of your life). Well, look no further, your resident movie buff is here to save the day! Here are my 2010 Winter Break Movie Picks, conveniently organized by who you should see each with (because who really wants to see a movie alone?).


    Tangled – If you didn’t see Tangled with your family for Thanksgiving, see it for Christmas! The movie stars a killer voice cast with Mandy Moore as the spunky and free spirited Rapunzel, and Zachary Levi (LOVE him) as the charming and handsome Flynn Ryder. Like every good Disney movie, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll walk away with a smile on your face. Definite must-see.
    Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader – Transport you and your family to the ultimate world of fantasy and wonder in the third and latest Narnia movie. It’s sure to be a visual feast for the eyes, as well as an epic adventure that everyone will enjoy.
    Gulliver’s Travels – This comedy based on that book we all had to read back in high school arrives Christmas day, and with stars like Jack Black, Emily Blunt, and Jason Segel, you’ll definitely leave the theater going “Hahaha” instead of “Hohoho” (sorry, I know that was bad).


    Little Fockers – The whole cast is back in the long-awaited sequel and final installment of the Fockers franchise. If you’re looking for a fun comedy among all the dramatic fare this Christmas, look no further. Lots of laughs are sure to be had with this bunch.
    Black Swan – Probably one of the most buzzed about and anticipated films of the season. Don’t go in thinking this is your typical ballet film. Be prepared for a super intense, psychological thriller that will leave your mind reeling. Natalie Portman, delivering her best work to date, stars as a self-destructive ballerina in this dark cautionary tale about the strive for perfection. This has Oscar bait written all over it.
    Tron: Legacy – A young man, haunted by the death of his father, a famous video game developer, gets sucked into a special-effects laden digital world in this high-tech action movie that is sure to entrance your friends, girls and guys alike. And although it is a sequel to the 1982 film, no previous knowledge is needed to understand Legacy. BIt of trivia: While attending Comic Con last summer, I got to participate in the world’s largest crowd recording for a scene in this movie.


    How Do You Know? This romantic comedy stars the lovely Reese Witherspoon as a woman who is being pursued by two men: a successful, womanizing baseball pitcher played by Owen Wilson and a sweet, bad luck-ridden businessman played by Paul Rudd. If you and your girls are looking for a charming “chick flick,” this is it.
    Country Strong – Gwyneth Paltrow plays against type as a fallen country star trying to regain her career after a stint in rehab in this drama, which also stars Garrett Hedlund (fresh from Tron), Tim McGraw, and Leighton Meester. As we’ve seen from Gwyneth’s recent appearance on Glee, she really can sing. And don’t worry, you don’t have to be a fan of country music to appreciate this film.
    The Tourist – This movie, which stars two of the most beautiful and talented people in Hollywood (Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, in case you didn’t know) is a sure bet for a fun and entertaining night out with the girls. Combining action and romance with some of the most beautiful locales in Europe, this film is sure to have something for everyone.


    127 Hours – Boyfriend or not, I’m seeing this film (as soon as I can find it). I was hooked from the trailer, and sensational reviews have only cemented my desire. It’s been nominated for just about every “Best” award out there, and it’s sure to win a handful. James Franco single-handedly carries this film as a hiker who gets stuck under a boulder in the middle of nowhere. We’ve all heard the story before, but this film is so much more than just about a guy who cuts off his arm. If you’re looking for a well-made film that’s both gut-wrenching and inspirational, look no further. Just go see this film.
    True Grit – Updating a John Wayne classic? If it were anyone but the amazingly talented Coen brothers (or Clint Eastwood), I would be skeptical, but obviously this film is in very capable hands. Especially, when you look at the talent: Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon play a U.S. Marshal and Texas Ranger who are hired by a girl to track down the man who killed her father (Josh Brolin) in this critically acclaimed western.
    The Fighter – All three leads (Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams) deliver stellar, award-winning performances in this boxing drama/dark comedy that focuses on the life of professional boxer “Irish” Micky Ward. I’m not the biggest fan of boxing films, but I have heard nothing but raves, and Christian Bale has yet to disappoint me with a film choice. I’m sold.

    Well, those are my picks. What do you guys think? Agree? Disagree? Did I leave out something? Comment and let me know!