…time for a little confession.
I stopped posting for a while. After that, I saw someone’s post on blogger and since I already use several google applications it I started a blog there. However, a couple of things got on my way.
- I have more posts, albeit not a ton but more, here.
- No links to other stuff here, making me free to speak my mind behing the coward’s wall of anonymity.
- LiveJournal is not blocked by the firewall at my workplace, which blogger and others are.
So, I’ve come back. I should do a recap since my last post.
My teeth problems are behind me, as well as the bills I had to pay myself once I hit the maximum amount my insurance would cover. No more wisdom teeth.
Saw a few of those movies I listed last time.
- King Kong had no surprises. Of course there was heavy CGI involved, still it gets on my nerves. Not so much as in other movies I could mention but won’t. I actually didn’t rent it, they were showing it on TV one night.
- Mr and Mrs Smith had no surprises either. Beautiful people and guns formula. Breezed through it.
- The Day After Tomorrow sucks. Sorry, I know it has some premise, it has a development, it has the humane factor and it has the usual green message. Nothing was believable or appealing to me. Nothing worked. I actually set the movie on double-time more than once.
- Mean Girls. I expected too much and was let down from the start. The movie held back a bunch of times and the "meanness" was so dumbed down that it was no longer cartoonish. This was a Barbie movie with live actors. Tina Fey was severely underused, and yeah I know she’s involved in the writing on this movie. Kept thinking about Heathers all throughout this movie. I kept thinking Heathers would EAT this movie alive. After it was done, I now think it would spit it out.
However all is not lost in movie land. If you like great movies you need to go see:
- No Country For Old Men. My only warning is that this is a slow movie. If you can’t be quiet, and are not patient then skip it for the rest of us. Javier Bardem does a terrific role. Despite the fact of the slow pace, please know this movie can and will become violent.
- Juno. I’ve seldom seen a move that shines as good as this one. The dialogs are incredible. I wanted to save every morsel of speech you hear from this movie. This is an upbeat, quirky film about everyday life and (gulp!) teenage pregnancy. The characters are clear-cut but the plot is not predictable.
Other than that, there a few movies coming up I’d like to see. Charlie Barlett, if at least to see Kat Dennings on the screen. Walk All Over Me, for Leelee Sobieski on a title role once again. On my gray hud, Untraceable and Penelope show up.
We said good bye to our friend I. Hope she has a great new life in Germany.
I’m glad January is over, and February will be soon. I’ve got a few lunchs and dinners to organize. I’m now assistant manager of… nah, you’ll guess who I am if you’re from my city. March will bring in parties, the St. Patrick’s parade and a business trip. Oh and the winter has long overstayed its welcome. Cold days still ahead.