Tag: Chris Pratt


Day 23 – Chris Pratt

What can I say.
This man is perfection.
He’s extremely funny, he’s down to earth, he’s an amazing Dad, he loves his food, he has the ability to transform himself into a hollywood hunk of a leading man and everyone wants a piece of him at the moment.
He’s hot property.

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OK, time to make a complete fool of myself.
I’ve been getting a little feeling lately so I’m going to put it out there.
It would seem I’m not the only one with this feeling either after doing a little internet trawling this evening.
It could just be wishful thinking but I’m hoping not.

A few weeks ago in my ‘Dish of the Week’ dedicated to Chris Pratt, I stated the following….

Apparantly, Steven Spielberg, who was the executive producer on Jurassic World and hand picked Chris for it, is now eyeing Chris up to take on the role of Indiana Jones in the re-boot currently being developed by Disney.
To be completely honest, I can’t think of anyone better suited for it at the moment. He would be perfect!’

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I have no idea who’s manipulated image this is but it’s fantastic. If anyone can identify the creator, let me know and I’ll give credit where credit is due!

Anyway, to add to my excitement about that prospect, this week we hear that Disney have announced a Han Solo origin film.
This announcement has since caused a bit of excitement on the internet with everyone and their Mum saying how perfect Chris Pratt would be!!

They are absolutely right!!

At this particular point in time I think Chris Pratt is standing on the precipice of making the biggest career decision he will ever make.
Forget the people who say ‘he’s already being eyed up for Indiana Jones so he can’t possibly do Han Solo!’
Why Not? Harrison Ford did!
It makes complete sense to have the same actor play the same parts in the new movies.
Let’s face it, everyone loves the cheeky but gorgeous Chris Pratt at the moment.
The more we can see of him on the big screen the better is all I can say.

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Number 61 is Chris Pratt….. again!

OK, I know he was Dish of the Week #59 but at that time I described him as a “strange attraction.”

Well, after spending waaaay too much time watching him in various interviews and TV appearances on Youtube, watching some of Parks and Recreation, Watching ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ for the umpteenth time and going to see ‘Jurassic World’ twice already, I can safely say that he has been upgraded from ‘strange attraction’ to full on ‘hottie’!

Chris Pratt is adorable!
He’s not all about his appearance and actually prefers to be a little meatier. He loves his food.
However, we must thank whoever it was that saw Chris in Parks and Recreation and then thought he’d be a perfect Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy turning Chris from this…….

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into this!…….

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He’s is a cheeky chubster!

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But boy does he buff up well!

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He comes across as a bit of a dork which makes him all the more adorable.
He also seems like a really down to earth guy who loves to have fun.

You have to feel sorry for Chris though because now he’s hot property!
He’s currently filming a remake of the Magnificent 7 and has another sci-fi in pre-production, so he needs to stay in shape.
No pizza and beer.

We know there’s definately going to be another Guardians of the Galaxy and there is a rumour…..
I like this rumour!!!

Apparantly, Steven Spielberg, who was the executive producer on Jurassic World and hand picked Chris for it, is now eyeing Chris up to take on the role of Indiana Jones in the re-boot currently being developed by Disney.
To be completely honest, I can’t think of anyone better suited for it at the moment. It would be perfect!

So, watch this space, it could be getting filled with lots of Chris along with Joel and although it may seem like I’ve forgotten about him, Karl too!!


Today is going to be a good day.

A nice slow morning.
Out for breakfast with hubster a bit later.
But at lunch time we are going to the cinema to see the new chapter in the Jurassic Park franchise, ‘Jurassic World’!
Dinosaurs in 3D!

Chris Pratt made it to my Dish of the Week list last year at number 59 and at the time I called him a “strange attraction”.
Since then I have seen him in more interviews and behind the scenes snippets and to be completely honest, I now love the guy!
He’s such a dork and he seems so down to earth and just plain happy!



I like actors with a bit of dedication.
Actors that pull out all the stops to play a part.
Actors like Johnny Depp who live and breath their characters, especially Jack Sparrow.
Taking time out of filming in the UK to surprise a school assembly ‘in character’! after one of the students wrote him an invitation letter.

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Chris Pratt honouring his Superbowl bet with Chris Evans when he stopped by Christopher’s Haven in Boston to visit with sick children dressed as Peter Quill from Guardians of the Galaxy.

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And then Chris Evans returning the favour and visitng sick kids dressed as Captain America in Seattle!

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Not just charitable dedication either.
Actors who go one step further to portray a role and dramatically change their look.

Charlize Theron for her Oscar winning performance in Monster.
Amazing what a little extra weight and makeup can do to a person.

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Christian Bale who went from painfully thin in the ‘Machinist’ to Batman Buff in just 6 months.

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And these are just a small sample of dedicated actors who take things to the next level.

Well it looks like Jake Gyllenhaal is being added to the list of amazing actors with a bit of dedication.
He actually made it to my Dish of the Week posts back at number 2 when he grabbed my interest after he buffed up to play the Prince of Persia.

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He’s done it again.
Last year he lost 25 pounds to play the deliciously creepy Lou Bloom in ‘Nightcrawler’

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Only to go straight in buffing up to play Billy Hope in the film Southpaw due out later this year and he is unrecognisable!

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I honestly don’t think I could have that kind of dedication!


There is a rumour.
In my opinion a very exciting rumour.

Let me explain.
As a movie loving child of the 80’s, one of my favourite actors is Harrison Ford.
Han Solo, Indiana Jones, Rick Deckard, Jack Ryan….. I could go on.

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed with the last Indiana Jones movie.
It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t as exciting and original as the previous 3.
One of the issues was the gap between it and the previous movie.
It was too big and the innevitable ageing of Harrison Ford did not help the movie.

However, Indiana Jones is a brilliant character and there’s plenty of scope for new exciting movies.
So, with Hollywood in re-boot mode in recent years it seems only natural that they are looking to replace Harrison Ford.

They dodged a bullet in the last movie with the seeming handover to Indiana’s Son played by Shia Labeouf, an actor who has since proved himself to be a narcissistic dickhead.
His fame has gone right to his head and he is now so demanding and difficult to work with that Directors are avoiding him.

Anyway, let’s get back to this rumour.
The rumour is that they are looking at Chris Pratt for the role!!
How perfect would that be?!!!

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I know, I know, it’s early days, nothing has been confirmed and they could well go for someone else but what a missed opportunity would that be?!


OK, so I have a very short 4.5 hour shift to do today to make up my full hours after doing a short shift on Xmas day.
I’m back to full shifts on Mon, Wed’s (New year’s Eve) and Thurs (New year’s day)
I have a dental appointment on Tues morning and I’m going to my Brothers for drinks and nibbles on Tues afternoon.
So today is the only chance I have to do my roundup for the year.

All in all, it’s been a better year this year.
We still had all the medical issues kicking around and money is still tight but we made the decision NOT to stress about it this year.
Me and Ian pushed the budget and invested in Unlimited Cinema cards which have been an absolute joy to have.
I have been to the cinema a grand total of 48 times.
Taking the kids to the cinema is now not so stressfull because we are not worrying about the cost quite so much.

We made the decision to spend more time together as a couple.
Even if it’s just the cinema trips and the occasional breakfast out.
Sometimes, if finances allow, we even manage to take the kids for a breakfast treat.
This alone has made a big difference for us this year.

We have seen big changes in our eldest daughter Murron who started college in September.
She has the freedom of Bedford because of her bus pass, she has a boyfriend she’s been with now for almost a year and she’s absolutely loving college!
I can’t believe the change in her.
She gets herself out of bed in time to catch the bus for college, even if she’s not feeling good.
We couldn’t even do that with a cattle prod while she was at school!
She may be treating the house as a hotel but at least she’s happy!

While finances have been tight, as usual, they have actually been better controlled this year.
So much so that me and Ian actually bought each other Xmas presents this year for the first time since having the kids.

I have only had 9 Dish of the Week’s this year.
Technically only 7 because Joel Kinnaman had 2 of those entries, Karl Urban had 1 and they both battled it out on a joint entry!

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The others who made it to the list were..
Sam Haughan

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Tom Hiddleston

Number 04

Michael Fassbender

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Lee Pace

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and Chris Pratt

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My blogging started off really well in January as it usually does and then by summer it started to slow down until we reached december which has had a grand total of just 6 posts, including this one!
I really must try to do at least one a day next year.

Next year is going to be full of landmark celebrations.

Dharma will be 13
Marjorie will be 16
Murron will be 18
Ian will be 50
and we will be celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary in August with a family holiday to York.

There are lots of other things I could have blogged about this year but for various reasons, I can’t.
Needless to say, we plan to keep next year under control like this year.
We will continue with our Unlimited Cinema membership.
We will continue to enjoy our occasional breakfasts out, including the kids.

My priorities for the year are….. and strictly in this order….
1. My family’s health and happiness and my family in general.
2. My own health and happiness.
3. Work.

I may be doing some soul searching over the next year.
If certain things don’t change I may take a drastic decision before the end of 2015, we’ll see.
Keep checking into my blog to find out.

I hope everyone has a fabulous new year!

Finally, for anyone interested, I started keeping a simple log of films that I’ve watched this year.
I’m surprised I kept it going all year!
The list topped 338 (finalised at 340) films last night and there is the potential for a couple more before the year is over.
So here’s the list.

Gnomeo and Juliet
Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Captain America
Ghost Ship
Star Trek Into Darkness
Capricorn 1
In the Line of Fire
The Count of Monte Cristo
Kick Ass 2
White House Down
Star Trek
Star Trek Into Darkness
The Big Blue
Prince of Persia
Mission Impossible
Mission Impossible 2
Mission Impossible 3
Mission Impossible 4
Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit
12 Years a Slave
Cold Light of Day
Eight Legged Freaks
Amazing Grace
Captain Horatio Hornblower
This Means War
Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit
Olympus has fallen
Angels and Demons
Mortal Instruments – City of Bones
LOTR – The Fellowship of the Ring
LOTR – The Two Towers
LOTR – The Return of the King
Kate and Leopold
Batman Begins
Batman – The Dark Knight
Batman – The Dark Knight Rises
Source Code
Barefoot in the Park
Robocop 2014
Pacific Rim
Robocop 2014
The Monuments Men
Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows Pt1
Harry Potter – Deathly Hallows Pt2
Donnie Darko
Robocop – 1987
Shutter Island
Robocop 2014
Cuban Fury
Robocop 2014
Thor 2
Easy Money – Snabba Cash
Easy Money – Snabba Cash
The Right Stuff
Lola Versus
White House Down
I Skuggan av Värmen (In Your Veins)
The Darkest Hour
Enders Game
I Skuggan av Värmen (In Your Veins)
Non Stop
300: Rise of an Empire
Guarding Tess
The Fifth Estate
Easy Money 2 – Snabba Cash 2
Easy Money 3 – Snabba Cash 3
Johan Falk: Spelets Regler
Johan Falk: Kodnamn Lisa
Johan Falk: De 107 Patrioterna
Johan Falk: Organizatsija Karayan
Johan Falk: Barninfiltratoren
Johan Falk: GSI – Gruppen For Sarskilda Insatser
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Lola Versus
Safe House
World War Z
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Saving Mr Banks
I Skuggan av Värmen (In Your Veins)
God Save the King
Johan Falk: Kodnamn Lisa
Catch Me If You Can
The Bone Collector
Last Days On Mars
Easy Money 2 – Snabba Cash 2
Den Osynlige – The Invisible
The Heat
Amazing Spiderman 2
The Darkest Hour
The Other Woman
I Skuggan av Värmen (In Your Veins)
Drop Zone
The Machine
Sleeping Beauty
Magic Mike
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Da Vinci Code
Mom and Dad Save the World
Star Trek Into Darkness
Man of Steel
Erskineville Kings
This Means War
Thor 2
X-Men 2
X-Men Last Stand
X:Men Origins
X-Men First Class
Easy Money (Snabba Cash)
Fantastic 4
The Silence of the Lambs
Bad Neighbours
X-Men: Days of Future Past
X-Men First Class
The Fifth Eliment
August: Osage County
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Ever After
The Man in the Iron Mask
X-Men: First Class
Edge of Tomorrow
Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit
Breakfast Club
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit
Withnail and I
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Captain America: The First Avenger
P.S. I Love You
Iron Man
Iron Man 2
Iron Man 3
X:Men: Days of Future Past
Fish Tank
Stand By Me
Star Trek: Into Darkness
The Great Raid
Tooth Fairy
Tron Legacy
Robot and Frank
White House Down
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Transformers – Age of Extinction
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Last Vegas
Man of Steel
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Lego Movie
The King and I
The Horsemen
This Means War
Lola Versus
Star Trek
Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit
Billy Elliot
Guardians of the Galaxy
Mightly joe Young
Insidious – Chapter 2
Guardians of the Galaxy
World War Z
The Legend of Hercules
X-Men First Class
Galaxy Quest
Night at the Museum
17 Again
Patch Adams
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Mrs Doubtfire
Into the Storm
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Pearl Harbor
We Bought a Zoo
Guardians of the Galaxy
Leap Year
The Amazing Spiderman 2
The Fall
Pacific Rim
Apollo 13
The Losers
Bad Neighbours
The Sting
King Arthur
Only Lovers Left Alive
This Means War
The Mortal Instruments
The Hunt for Red October
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Chronicles of Riddick
The Cold Light of Day
Dracula Untold
Sleeping Beauty
Jack Ryan – Shadow Recruit
X-Men First Class
Gone Girl
Thor 2
The Maze Runner
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Edge of Tomorrow
Day After Tomorrow
Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
Prince of Persia
Red Dawn
The Ten Commandments
Man of Steel
Avengers Assemble
Captain America: The First Avenger
Pacific Rim
The Anomaly
Angels and Demons
Bride Wars
Reign of Fire
Cabin in the Woods
Coyote Ugly
X-Men – Days of Future Past
The Other Woman
Pride and Prejudice
Guardians of the Galaxy
Earth to Echo
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Transformers – Age of Extinction
X-Men 2
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy
Flash Gordon
I Come With The Rain
Love Actually
Horrible Bosses
Captain America the Winter Soldier
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1
Jingle All The Way
Muppets Xmas Carol
Blue Thunder
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Close Encounters
Rise of the Guardians
Star Wars: A New Hope
10 Things I Hate About You
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi
Into the Storm
The Explorers
Night at the Museum 3: Secret of the Tomb
The Core
Edge of Tomorrow
Wall E
The Santa Clause
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies
Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Dish of the Week number 59 is another strange attraction.

Chris Pratt.

I have only seen him in Guardians of the Galaxy and in that he is the cheeky, groovy, accidental hero Starlord.

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Although he had buffed up quite nicely to play Starlord, he is probably better known for a TV series called Parks and Recreation.
In that his chracter is not exactly into healthy living. He loves his food and drink.

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It would seem that Chris also loves his food and drink.
He’s certainly not an actor that spends all his spare time in the Gym. He enjoys his life.
He’s doing something right because he’s married to Anna Faris.

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From the interviews I’ve seen him do for Guardians of the Galaxy, he comes across as a bit of a joker and a thoroughly nice bloke.
We will see him next year, all pumped up again, for the new Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World.

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So there you have it.
Probably one of the most down to earth people on my Dish of the Week list so far.
I would love to sit across a table from him with his wife and my husband and enjoy a good meal, a few pints and a good laugh!!

I think I may just have to give Parks and Recreation a go.