Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines 2009

Dinner in. Gulf coast shrimp. Fresh Green Peas. Fries. And some great Vino.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Wrestler

There are moments in the movie where you simply forget that Mickey is acting.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


A freshwater fish can only swim in a saltwater tank for so long!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road is one of those peculiar movies.
A certain tendency to keep looking back over and over again and seeing the same thing.
Director Sam Mendes does a beautiful job using the tools of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio to show and pound in the commentary deep and into the audience's psyche, that deep down, so many people out there in the world are living a lie.
That they aren't happy and that they go farther to out of their way constantly to keep the lie alive- but not really living at all.
Winslet's character April Wheeler is complicated character and unveils herself slowly, but warms up the screen as we learn of how courageous she is in pushing the limits of what she wants from the world and life. Frank Wheeler played by Di Caprio is a coward afraid to take a chance for change - and willing to lead the same mundane life day after day-and to a fault- because of his cowardice he loses the only thing he has in life-Hope.

While Dicaprio plays a weak and despicable character- to the point you dislike him-- its Winslet and the Character John Givings played by Michael Shannon that really bring the film to life. Shannon's character playing the idiot voice-of-reason is effective and outshines most of the performances in the film even given limited screen time. Overall I rate the movie a 30f 5.

Jennifer Hudson Blows the roof off in Super Bowl XLII

As she stood before an audience for the first time since a family tragedy,
Hudson sang as if she had something to prove.
Looking somewhat emotional and pensive she stood upon the pedestal, made a blowing gesture as if she was shedding something - and then commenced to blow the audience out of the stadium with one of the most beautiful and powerful renditions of the National anthem since perhaps Marvin Gaye at the LA Forum.