Monday, January 25, 2016
The Intern, a film by Nancy Meyers starring Robert De Niro
and Anne Hathaway.
After watching the "heavy duty" Martian the night before, we decided to watch something considered "light and fuzzy", we were not disappointed.
Premise, Jules Ostin's (Anne Hathaway) start-up company is brimming with under 30's, very tech savvy and not necessarily good dressers (especially the men), they have started an "intern" program with an opening for a "senior citizen" - enter Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a widower who has over 40 years of experience in the "telephone book industry". Jules is not "happy" when Ben is assigned to her as her intern, nor is she happy in her personal life.
Ben is always impeccably dressed, carries his leather briefcase, linen handkerchief at the ready (which his younger male co-workers have no clue about!) and very aware of that which is going on around him.
Although this is about the relationship between Jules and Ben, some of the greatest comedy scenes are between the younger male co-workers and Ben!
My husband kept asking "who made this movie?" Nancy nailed the "senior citizen" and those things that separate the older generation from the current younger generation!
We really enjoyed this one as well.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
The Martian a film by Ridley Scott, with Matt Damon, as if you haven't heard about it.
We watched this film last night - I do recall that when my husband saw the trailers on tv, when it first came out, he didn't seem too impressed with it. However, since we watched the Golden Globe Award ceremony, and it won a globe for Matt and a globe for best in its category, he changed his mind.
Well, it really is a movie worth watching - we really enjoyed it. At the end, my husband stated "it was a really great film" - he rates most science fiction type films against "2001 a Space Odyssey" which he has always enjoyed.
Ridley did a very good job in getting inside the minds of all the main characters, astronauts, NASA officials and the "techy" geeks.
And then we watched the Women's Ice Skating U.S. championships - talk about going from one form of spectacular to another...... Good job Gracie Gold!
Perhaps the smartest individual on the East Coast during this blizzard of 2016, is the panda at the National Zoo in Washington D.C.
Watching the news the past couple of days, I can only scratch my head at the inability of a huge number of Americans who have been warned, over the past several days about the oncoming blizzard, and have been told to stay off the highways and streets, to just stay home so that they do not become statistics of accidents. Yet, these individuals continued to get in their vehicles - even during the worst part of the blizzard - then complained about being stuck on the highways, that emergency responders are not helping them.
Gee to you think they have any brains?
Saturday, January 23, 2016
A good book is an event in my life.
French writer Stendhal (born January 23, 1783) loved a good pseudonym. He was born Marie-Henri Beyle, but published only one book—The History of Painting—under that name. His other pen names included Louis Alexandre Bombet, Anastasius Serpiere, and M. de Stendhal, officier de cavalerie.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary
Happy birthday, Diana Gabaldon! The beloved American author was inspired to write Outlander—her bestselling tale of romance, time travel, and historical fiction—after watching The War Games, a classic Doctor Who serial that featured a handsome, young Scot named Jamie.