Sean's got three teeth sticking through now. To celebrate, he ate a strawberry today and later had some apples and rasberries for dessert. Mmmmm.
posted by Greg 8:39 PM
The Matrix Reloaded - (2003) - Good Good Good - Ken, this one is worth seeing. I really loved the first Matrix. This one has been getting some bad reviews (notably from the great blogger James Lileks, who manages to reference Star Trek Next Generation and Sam Fuller's excellent Korean war movie The Steel Helmet in one parenthasis), and I can see their points. I think the key to enjoying it though is to remember that this is just a sci-fi kung fu movie. It's not a deep intellectual statement. It gets "philosophical" in it's dialog, but it's really pretty silly and I laughed at that part. I'd rather hear that kind of silly musing than sit through a forced romantic subplot. And when the action comes, it is awesome. PS: Lileks asks who built Zion: I think that the machines built it, before they rebelled. Perhaps these questions will be answered by Into The Matrix. I watched the first one, and it was very cool.
Adaptation - (2002) - Good Good Good - This is a very strange movie. I really enjoyed it's examination of the nature of creativity, movie formulas, and life philosophies in general. This movie is much deeper than Matrix Reloaded, but doesn't have as much wire-fighting.
posted by Greg 3:37 PM
My old buddy Doug, who lives in Prague, mentioned the above pictured McSmazeny Syr and I just had to post a picture of it. Smazeny Syr is a breaded fried cheese snack fondly remembered by all who've ever spent time in the Czech republic. Now Czech Mickey D's has it for only 39 Crowns!
posted by Greg 3:12 PM
Monday, May 26, 2003
We took Sean to a cool playground called Shane's Inspiration in Griffith Park this morning. Later, he climbed up one of our stairs and then back down all by himself. A big day!
Today is Molli and my 4th anniversary. It's hard to remember life before Sean, but I know we had 3+ happy married years in there, plus a few more together before that. Molli is the greatest wife and the finest mother in the world, and I love, like, and respect her immensely all at the same time. I consider myself the luckiest man alive to be able to spend my time with her.
I've been very remiss in keeping up with my movie reviews. But recently one kind reader told me she actually appreciates them, so I'm inspired to try and catch up: Drumline (2002) Good Good Good - There are some problems with this movie, such as a not sympathetic enough lead character and some confusing points, but it's sweet and inspiring and the music is great. Almost Elvis (2001) - Good Good Good Good - This is a great documentary on Elvis impersonators I saw on the Trio channel. It takes you into a fascinating world of these Elvis professionals and goes beneath the surface so you see their personalities. It leads up to a big competition in Memphis that has you rooting for your favorite. A Mighty Wind (2003) - Good Good Good Good - This is Christopher Guest's mockumentary about folk music. I liked it a lot because I love that kind of music and the movie pokes fun in a loving rather than cynical way. On The Waterfront (1954) - Good Good Good Good - A classic. It was you Charlie, my own brother! Old School (2003) - Good Good Good Good Good - This is a hilariously funny movie, and scores many extra points for having a guy wearing a baby bjorn in it. I laughed and laughed. Bringing Down the House (2003) - Good Good - This is eh movie kicked up to good good by the excellent performances of Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, and Eugene Levy. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) - Good Good Good - This classic macabre tale is directed for the screen by Frank Capra. It's highly entertaining. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - Good Good Good Good - Finally got to see this movie that we missed when Sean was just a wee infant. It's great, but everyone knows that by now. Scooby Doo - Bad Bad Bad - Scooby Poo.