Friday, January 28, 2011

Jan. 28

A belated Happy Birthday to my nephew, Nick. Hope your day was good and your year the best yet!

What are you weekend plans? I think this will be a good movie weekend- I am debating seeing Black Swan. I'm a bit afraid of it... Sometimes critic picks don't work for me. I like simple old fashioned happy love stories, wonderful scifi stories, funny comedies. I think I'll wait and rent The Fighter- I like a good follow your dreams to triumph story, but I don't care for boxing and seeing it on a huge screen... no thanks.

It's too cold and snowy here to do much else, but go shopping or to see a movie or play. How about you? What fun things are you planning for the weekend. Remember play is important to your artist soul-especially when you're a grownup. Cheers~


  1. Happy Birthday, Nick.

    We were headed to the bookshop last night but last minute opted out and hit the Blue Box for a buck. Love that movie.

    As for critics ... I never read reviews. Never have. I don't read them for books, either. Nope. Nope. Nope.

    Did you see Cinderella Man?

  2. Actually "The Fighter" was really a great movie and well worth seeing on the big screen. My wife and I both enjoyed it and she does not care much for boxing either.

    A friend of mine saw "Black Swan" and told me it was way too depressing. The truth is that both movies are about dysfunctional family dynamics built around either ballet or boxing.

    Personally I like upbeat endings. :)

  3. The language in "The Fighter" was bad, I don't want to lie about that. Nevertheless, it worked because, although raw, it was realistic to the community. My favorite line in the movie was spoken by Amy Adams: "...we're together!"

  4. Hi THW, I don't like to read reviews either. I like to make up my own mind. :D
    Hi Marty, thanks for the comments on the fighter. I may have to go see it.
    We saw "The Green Hornet" - fun movie for little boys- I was left with the feeling it could have been so much better if not played for laughs. The GH came across as a five-year-old in a grown man's body. If I were a man, I'd be offended. Kato was awesome, though. Cheers~