Night at the Museum 2 – Why Does it Look Good?

I thought the first Night at the Museum film was an overproduced, not very entertaining movie. So when I saw a link for the trailer for the upcoming Night at the Museum 2 I figured it would look just as stupid and overdone as the first one. And yes, there is some potential for this, but the trailer made me laugh.

I give Bill Hader credit. His General Custer catches my fancy.


Dark Knight Doesn’t Cut It On a 27-Inch Screen

This is what I get for not going to see Dark Knight at the theaters. I have to watch it on my TV. It looked okay, sounded loud, and any time a dog barks in the movie, my dog barks along with it.

Still, Heath Ledger did make a fascinating Joker. The entire cast was good. I just didn’t get into the film, but then again, I never gave it my full attention. It seemed all so grim. I was almost longing for the days of Adam West and lots of “Kerplows!” and “Kabooms!” — almost longing.

So, the lesson is that I really should see big-time action movies on the big screen. They all seem rather silly or unsatisfying on my TV. So what else is new?

Christmas Past

It’s official. The holiday season is over. I’ve finished packing up all my Christmas decorations and hiding them under the bed until next year.

Silly Movies

Tonight I’m watching The House Bunny, starring Anna Faris. It’s a very silly movie.

Now, being a silly movie is not a bad thing. Still, some movies are way too silly. The House Bunny skirts the line of being too silly, but it manages to be watchable. Too much showing off of pretty young women as it tries to preach the message of just being yourself and not trying too hard to be pretty. Scoff, scoff. At least Anna Faris is funny.

Rachel Getting Married review

I wanted to enjoy this movie more than I did. The performances are wonderful, some scenes have great power, but it doesn’t make for a great movie.

Anyway, here’s my review.

Made it Home

It feels so good to make it home. I’ve put in a DVD of “Flight of the Conchords” and I’m sitting back and relaxing as I watch the show. Of course, it took some work when I made it home. There was tons of icy snow that I needed to shovel and scrape from my front stairs. That wasn’t too welcoming.

My Christmas holiday is over and I return to work tomorrow. I was off all last week — let’s just say that it’s going to be hard giving up my days off.

Anyway, I’m home and I’m relaxing.  And yes, I’m loving it.

Is It New Year’s Yet?

I’ve survived Christmas. Really, it’s easy to do when you don’t have children. I can play with my own toys and not have to worry about any kids fighting over theirs. See, easy, isn’t it?

The good post-Christmas news is that Mom won’t have to have another operation to put in a defibullator. She gets to come home on Monday. She’ll be staying at my sister’s place until next New Year’s Day, when I’ll come back down and care for her at her place. She’s able to get in and out of bed, walk with the aid of a walker, and do some things. She’ll need help at first, but it’s almost three weeks since her operation and she’s doing a lot more than her first week.

It’s hard to believe that 2008 is almost over. It’s been quite a year, hasn’t it?