On Wednesday evening, I was walking through the family room with my attention elsewhere when I caught my toe on the leg of the ottoman. The pain was unbelievable and I figured I had broken it. Ice and elevation helped a bit, but by the next morning I was only able to wear flip-flops (Ralph … Continue reading So after I Kicked the Ottoman…
Ever since I heard about it, I'd been looking forward to seeing The Big Sick, and I'm glad to say that it doesn't disappoint. It's a funny and touching romantic comedy, which explores intercultural romance as well as the effect of unexpected illness on everyone involved. The Big Sick stars Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Zoe … Continue reading The Big Sick (2017)
Arrived back home from vacation late this afternoon. Good to be home, but sorry it's over. After my previous post, the winds changed direction and the smoke blew away. (While the area near the Princeton fire is still under evacuation order, today's reports showed the fire to be 35% contained.) A few of my more memorable activities … Continue reading More Vacation, Books, Wine, Richarding, etc.
It's really amazing to me that I haven't seen Richard Armitage on a movie screen since The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was out in 2014. But what a great experience it was on the weekend to see The Crucible larger than life and to even meet up with a fellow fan! My older son … Continue reading Theatre at the Movies: The Crucible
Here is more evidence that my viewing choices are not mainstream... Above is the "crowd" just before the same-day "as live" broadcast of Yaël Farber's Salomé, part of the National Theatre Live project. In fact several of the people who did show up to see it walked out before it was over and I can't say I blame … Continue reading Theatre at the Movies – Salomé
So, picture this... There I was in the cinema on Sunday evening waiting to see My Cousin Rachel, a movie that has received a number of excellent reviews, and I was -- completely alone! Halfway through the 'coming attractions', another woman around my age came in with her daughter, and that was the full extent of the … Continue reading My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Watching theatre at the movies is great fun, and I did just that on this Saturday past. I had a ticket for a really nice neighbourhood cinema, where I saw the 50th anniversary production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. National Theatre Live films several plays per year, showing them in cinemas across the world while the show is still … Continue reading Theatre at the Movies – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Thank you Esther, for nominating me for a Liebster Award. As this involves answering a series of questions, I took the liberty of finishing the RA Challenge questions first! The rules to be followed are: Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog into your post. Answer 11 questions which you have been asked … Continue reading Liebster Award Nomination – Thanks!
As a teenager, I loved the song, "Hooked on a Feeling". So when the trailer for the original Guardians of the Galaxy came out, the nostalgia factor and the humour shown in the clips made me really excited to go see it. But I didn't like the movie. I found it pretty pointless. (OK, it's a … Continue reading Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
I seem to have a thing for English men with a strong profile, dark hair, 6'2'' (or 6'3"). I've always loved Cary Grant, so suave and debonair, and yet with a sense of humour. And then there's Richard Armitage ... well, put him in a suit and have him engage in some banter and there … Continue reading That Touch of Mink (1962)