Awesome Sci-Fi Movies that are also Chick Flicks

Science Fiction encapsulates so many kinds of films. Anything from a speculative future where technology has advanced far beyond its current state (and we’ve created super epic pancake-making robots), to the idea of close encounters of the adorable ET alien kind, to alternative futures where monkeys rule the land instead of humans, to dystopian or post-apocalyptic futures where we’ve destroyed the planet and must find a way to survive using our ingenuity. As a lover of science fiction, it can be hard for me to pitch it to some of my friends. A lot of my girlfriends, who loves romantic films and your typical chick flick, aren’t really fans of science fiction (not that I don’t know a lot of women who DO)… so this is my guide to science fiction for the girly girl who would choose a Nicholas Sparks flick over Star Wars any day.

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The Stepford Wives
The Premise: A workaholic television executive (Nicole Kidman) loses her job, and chooses to start a new life with her husband and 2 kids in the quaint town of Stepford Connecticut. It’s more like a creepy Pleasantville though, and for some reason all of the wives look like supermodel 50’s housewives, and are perfectly obedient to their husbands: doing whatever cooking, or cleaning, or sexing they might need. It’s creepy for sure – especially for women.
Why Chick Flick Lovers Will Love It: You’ll love Bette Midler’s hilariously bitchy author character, the ridiculously stereotypical behavior of the “perfect woman” aka the Stepford Wives, and the horror of imagining “What if this happened to me!?”

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Premise: Joel and Clementine (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) start out in a fresh and exciting relationship, but it eventually gets stale and falls apart after a couple of years. After a bad break up, Clementine goes to the doctor to have her memory erased. I’m sure that’s a technology we could all wish for sometimes. Upset, Joel decided to the same thing, because he can’t deal with the pain of the heartbreak. They end up reconnecting in the future after some strange circumstances.
Why Chick Flick Lovers Will Love It: An emotional roller coaster that has such realness to it. The ups and down of the romance will be so familiar to anyone whose ever been in a relationship. The characters are clever and so genuine. Chicks, you’re going to LOVE Clementine. The sequences involving the loss of Joel’s memory are so dream-like and beautiful. And, it’s a tear jerker at the end, for sure. OH, and a great soundtrack.

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In Time
The Premise: In a world where humans do not physically age beyond 25, but instead have to “buy time” to stay alive beyond 25, time has literally become money. Cup of coffee? 2 minutes. Nice car? 4 months. How long you stay alive kind of depends on how influential/rich you are, leaving the poor people to die much sooner than everyone else. Good ole’ JT comes in to save the day, getting all Robin Hood on this corrupt world. He robs time banks to give time to the poor, falls in love with Amanda Seyfried, and does the whole high speed car chase thing. My hero!
Why Chick Flick Lovers Will Love It: 2 words… Justin Timberlake.

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Phenomenon
The Premise: John Travolta plays your all-American average dude… a car mechanic from a small town. Leaving the bar on his birthday one night, he sees what appears to be a shooting star, which turns into a large flash of light and loud bang, knocking him off his feet. Tada! Superpowers. He’s a super genius with telekinesis – but he’s still a man, capable of love. The debate rages as to whether or not the light was a UFO or aliens, and just how the heck will he win the heart of the women he loves even with his big fat brain. And of course, the truth of it all is revealed at the end. Grab the tissues, guys. Q___Q
Why Chick Flick Lovers Will Love It: The build up of the romantic plot is tense, awkward, and ultimately worth it. The superpowers are gifted to such a sweet and nice guy, whom you’ll totally adore. You will probably bawl your eyes out at the end if you’re a human. Chick flick lovers just love a good cry.

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The Lake House
The Premise: Kate and Alex (Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves) live in the same house at different times. The house is ridiculously cool, made mostly of glass, and yeah, it’s on a lake – it’s an architect’s dream! Kate and Alex end up sending each other love letters… but, oh, cruel world! – somehow, they are 2 years apart in time. Trippy, but romantic. I just love star-crossed lovers in space and time.
Why Chick Flick Lovers Will Love It: As the story unravels, you will be rooting for these lovers to find each other in time. It’s such a crazy puzzle, how the whole thing unravels. Very very interesting, even captivating! Oh yeah, and I cried my freaking eyes out.

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Upside Down
The Premise: Basically… two planets orbit extremely close to each other, but have opposite gravity. These planets are not only divided by having opposite gravity, but are also different “class systems” – long story short, one is upper class, and one is lower class. On these two planets live Adam and Eden (Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst) and wouldn’t you know it – they happen to fall in love with each other. Enter the sad plot twist. When one person goes to the other’s planet, the gravity from their home planet still affects them, so they can’t really be together. It’s like Isaac Newton’s Romeo and Juliet. I can’t even imagine how the sex would work.
Why Chick Flick Lovers Will Love It: It’s really mind-bending to see how they film this movie, to make it so there’s 2 gravitational pulls, so visually you’ll love it. You’ll love Kirsten Dunst’s reverse gravity martini. I know I want one. You’ll also love the fight for romance against the cruel pull of gravity. OH GRAVITY, you heartless bitch.

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Let Me In (Let the Right One In)
The Premise: A boy lives with his mother, and is kind of a lonely little weirdo. He’s bullied at school, doesn’t really have a father figure, or any friends for that matter. A new girl moves into the apartment complex that he lives in, but she’s kind of weird. Surprise! She’s a vampire. He begins to care about her deeply, and wants to keep her happy… by getting her blood. It’s adorable, tragic, and bloody.
Why Chick Flick Lovers Will Love It: What won’t people do for love? The sad story of this female vampire, who is ageless, and the tragic love the boy feels for a girl who will outlive him and every other boy ever… and yeah, she also drinks blood. It’s just too cute and too macabre for words.

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The 5th Element
The Premise: A sci-fi classic, Korben (Bruce Willis) is a cab driver in an awesome and exciting vision of future NYC. He accidentally comes into contact with a most powerful cosmic weapon, Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) who kind of is the only one who can save the entire universe. He wants to save her from the evil aliens trying to kill her, and of course, they fall in love too. Intergalactic love, and hijinks ensue!
Why Chick Flick Lovers Will Love It: Multipass. Leeloo is hilarious when trying to fit in with the regular world! And of course, the relationship/chemistry between her and Korben is fantastic.

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About Time
The Premise: In Tim’s family, all males can time travel. So of course, Tim, who just turned 21, tries tinkering with his life to make it awesome. It’s sort of like a well-written version of the Butterfly Effect. Tim has a few hilarious mishaps, and a few tear-jerking moments with his family. On a serious note, this movie gave me a new found appreciation for life (deep, right?) and made me want to live each day to the fullest, since we only have so many of those. This movie come HIGHLY recommended. It was worth every moment. So go watch it now. Time’s a-wasting!
Why Chick Flick Lovers Will Love It: Tim’s dunderhead efforts in love and life are hilarious, and relatable. The romance will tug at every chick flick lover’s heart strings. The end of the movie, with Tim’s dad, will completely destroy you, in a good way.


I’d love to see your recommendations for sci-fi movies a chick flick lover would love, so leave me a comment, or let me know what you think about my choices!

These are a few of my favorite trends…

Greetings glorious readers! So as you know, Mark and I get married in only 26 days… and hop onto a big fancy cruise ship in only 28 days. You know I need stuff to wear on that boat, and that means… cute clothes! Here are some of my favorite trends, and a few items I recently bought to up my kawaii geek style game.

1. Lace shorts. As long as they don’t look too much like underwear, they are the perfect combination of feminine and comfortable. • 2. 2D bags. Yes! I have always wanted to live in a cartoon, and now my dreams are slowly coming true… and in so many choices! • 3. Mock thigh highs. They come in an insane amount of adorable styles, including kitties, bows, and more. • 4. All over prints… like this awesome Adventure Time one from Mighty Fine! I’ve seen rad ones of Bart Simpson, hamburgers, and so much more nonsense. I love it! • 5. Pinafores. Whimsical, childlike, and comfy. Need I say more? • 6. It’s a cat head purse. Yup! • 7. Big round bug-eye sunglasses. These ones are slightly creepy, and I just adore them! • 8. Kawaii tanks. I prefer tanks over tees in general, but this one is just spot on Totoro-tastic. • 9. Comfy, vintage, oversized tees, like this Star Wars one from Junk Food Clothing. • 10. Patterned flats, like these lamby ones from Iron Fist Clothing.

What are your favorite trends or fashion pieces?

If my blog was an outfit, Dude Edish

If I were a boy … I think I could understand … How it feels to love a girl – wait no! Sometimes I wonder if I was a man, how would I dress differently? I doubt I’d wear as many dresses as I tend to wear now, but I bet I’d be a trendy dude. This post was originally inspired by the beautiful Girl Gone Geek when I saw her post on it, and it’s since been traced back to A Geek and Her Oven, The Nerdy Girlie, and even the IGGPPC. And here you have it, the “If my blog was an outfit,” Dude Edish!

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Sexy Yellow Bumblebee

I LOVE yellow. Just love it. Like a hot modern day Charlie Brown, it just calls to me. This trendy combo of black and yellow is like a super metrosexual bumble bee of awesome. I would definitely be prancing around the campus an art school wearing this entire outfit.

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Time Traveller

Something tells me I like man purses. I would definitely be able to find my companion in this awesome Doctor Who inspired outfit. The lighter is probably because I would be a dude who smokes an epic pipe… and check out my awesome pocket watch! Classic!

Colorful Comic Book Geek

Colorful Comic Book Geek

I love colors!!! It’s one of my most favorite things! I also love the whole California skater look too! As a guy, I’d have impeccable taste in funky sunglasses, watches, and yes, more man purses. I’d rock lots of colorful comic book tees too!

The “If my blog was an outfit” idea has been great fun to bring to life. Special thanks to Jamila for being the original mama to introduce me to this FUN idea! Be sure to post your “If my blog was an outfit” post here, and let me know so I can see what YOU would rock if your blog was an outfit! More specifically, a dude’s outfit!

Geeky pixel and video game inspired resume!

Annoyance #47 about being engaged to a graphic designer: They always want to try to “fix up” your resume. My hubby-to-be is applying for programmer jobs, and I was concerned the design of his resume might have been a little lackluster. Of course, I may have also read this Mashable article about a girl who applied to an agency with a unique Lego resume. How original and creative! So then I put on the Frozen soundtrack, had a glass of wine, and I just “let it go” on his resume. Hehe.

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This is a low quality version but I will be posting the original high quality version in a few hours. I left it at home on my other computer. Stay tuned ;)

Have you ever seen any creative and unique resumes that you loved? Post a comment!

Top 5 Cosplays on my Cosplay Bucket List

I’m getting the itch… to cosplay! So for 2014 and 2015 I am going to try to knock out as many of these as possible. The costumes for my chosen 5 are simple enough, so I can see this goal being completely attainable. Plus the world totally needs more cosplaying… and I need to do my part if we’re going to make the world a more colorful place <3

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Annie from League of Legends

Annie is one I’ve dreamt of ever since Mark began playing League of Legends religiously. She’s adorable and evil, a combination that I’m a huge fan of. She has this epic bear named Tibbers that she can summon… he is her faithful bear slave and destroyer of worlds. Annie has a really cute purple dress, adorable bear backpack, random cat ears, and adorable 80’s leg warmers. In short, she’s a cute fireball of purpley goodness.

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Kiss the Girl Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Ariel cosplays can be tricky, considering she’s a freaking fish. And I don’t see myself laying around a pool with my big green fin any time soon, so I’ve chosen to do “Kiss the girl” Ariel, or Kingdom dress Ariel. It’s recognizable enough, but I’ll actually get to use legs! The wig is key for this costume, for sure.

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Lydia from Beetlejuice the cartoon

One of my absolutely favorite cartoons as a kid was Beetlejuice. Lydia wore a fantastic spiderweb poncho, pink and purple eyeshadow, and a crazy ponytail that just don’t quit. It not only seems extremely comfortable, but recognizable as well. My hope is that I could get a Beetlejuice to cosplay with me, but I think this one can be recognizable alone as well.

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Disney’s Peter Pan

Peter Pan was a childhood idol of mine. He’s one of those androgynous cosplays that guys and girls can typically pull off. Peter is a young boy, and that makes girls the perfect choice to portray his youthful clean shaven look. We all know in the musical, he is usually played by a woman. And Peter represents a large part of my childhood and that notion of staying young forever. He’s adventurous, brave, charming and super cute! I gotta crow!

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Tina Belcher from Bob’s Burgers

BRB, writing erotic friend fiction. Tina Belcher was not my first choice for a Bob’s Burgers cosplay – it has always been Louise. But the more hilarious character development I see of Tina, the more I absolutely love her. She totally represents all of our awkward selves in our teen years, whether we like it or not. And again, it’s a simple costume that will be easy to put together. The key with this cosplay is that I believe it’s a must-do-as-a-group cosplay, which is why I am hoping me and my friends can do a Bob’s Burger group at New York Comic Con this year! So don’t be such a boob punch, and come hang out with me and Comic Con!

What’s on your cosplay bucket list? Leave a comment and let me know!