Saturday, August 26, 2006

Movie Night

No adventures today. Although tomorrow I plan on going to Cingular, Barnes and Noble, Staples, and Shop-Rite. If I can do all of that I'll be really, really pleased. I might even try to hook up my DSL...Earp has inspired me.

Tonight, I read 170 pages in three hours...and I remember what I read. That wouldn't have happened even six months ago. (If I notice I can do something related to my ickness, I always say "couldn't do that .....ago.") I remember yesterday I was able to side step something without fear...couldn't do that a year ago. Hopefully, I won't have to make those statements much longer. Enough about my health.

I watched two quite awesome movies tonight. I watched Friday Night Lights and ..And Justice for All. WOW! What excellent movies. Friday Night Lights just got me so ready for the football season. The stress put on those young men is kind of hard to see. The saddest part is a lot of them are not prepared to meet the stresses of college once their athletic talents get them to a school. There are so many things that I would love to see changed in education, as do many teachers. But, extra-curriculars are all that some kids have. High school is also the only "good" years some kids have. So for some, they are the best years of their lives. I try to get my kids to see a bigger picture, though.

And Justice for All was just awesome. Al Pacino is an awesome actor. I really like watching old/older movies. There is a quality that is sorely lacking in today's flicks. While there are plenty of special bing-bang-zooms and "epic" pictures, there is something to be said when you compare acting/actors. Right now I'm watching Sugarland Express with Goldie Hawn. It is supposed to be a comedy-drama. I love humor the most, so hopefully it will provide some laughs. Maybe it will lull me to sleep. Last night every time I was about to drift off a friggin' car horn went off outside my window, like in the movies when a dead guy slumps over and sets off the horn with his head. Only this would happen for five or ten minutes and then stop for about twenty (then repeat about five times). I wished I had a bat or a gun. That would've stopped it and given me some aerobic exercise. I think the battery finally went dead or something. :) If my adventures are worth noting later on today...I will. Hope you all have a great Saturday.


Reel Fanatic said...

I was surprised by just how good "Friday Night Lights" was ... They're making it into a TV show this fall, but I don't have terribly high hopes that they will be able to re-create the magic

RT said...

RF: First, thanks for visiting!

I was surprised, too. I saw Varsity Blues expecting a little more umpf; FNL delivered the umpf. I don't think the gritty aspect of the movie can be replicated in the small screen format. There is a certain amount of suspense in the movie that I don't think can be done every week without it becoming stale. We'll see.