There is much anxiety in Boston now. Apprehension of the remaining criminals is imminent. The city is on an unprecedented lock-down, and it is very scary but I have faith. Faith in the law enforcement that has diligently worked to get us to this day.
Maybe it’s because I have been working in Copley of Boston area all week and I have seen the Boston Police, the State Police, the FBI, and the military do such an awesome .work. I watched them do a great job as they secured the site, took care of the residents and established order in the city. I felt secure with them around. I watched the forensic scientist diligently combing the streets and rooftops on Boylston Street. I watched in awe and respect at their efforts. When I walked to the Cathedral to get a glimpse of President Obama’s car I felt safe in the crowd as the bomb sniffing dogs walked up and down the crowd. Yes, I am on high alert but I don’t feel beaten. I feel strength because of them, those many law enforcement officers whose job it is to keep us safe. I have faith in them.
The news is reporting that they believe the suspects are part of a bigger cell and many people have expressed fear but believe and have faith that our law enforcement officers are doing everything to ensure our safety. They are doing a great job. We will feel safe again and these persons will be brought to justice.
I am so extremely proud to know we have some great men and women working for us.
Who didn’t love to hate JR. Ewing but loved Larry Hagman? I know I did. I never seen an interview with him where he was not gracious, funny, and charming. His co-stars regularly said he was as stand up guy. May he rest in peace.
I am so late to this show. I guess, I was afflicted with a little ABC snobbery, I don’t expect much from them since they cancelled Detroit 187. But Once Upon a Time is excellent. I watched the entire series on Netflix. Yeah, I can be one of those people who once I latch on to a good story I refuse to let go till I reach the end. Stephen King books ruin my life for at least a week because I won’t let those gabillion page novels down till the last word is read.
In Once Upon a Time the show bounces between the fairy tale characters we love in their world and the modern world in set in Storybrooke, Maine where those characters were transported by an evil queen. In this new world the characters have no idea who they are but the queen does and she rules as mayor of Storybrooke. Her adopted son knows she is evil and after his teacher gives him a book of fairy tales he connects the dots. He goes in search for his real mother who is the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, and the savior for all of Storybrooke and can release the curse.
The writing is awesome and the acting good. I could nitpick if I wanted to but overall the show is solid entertainment. My biggest critique would be that twenty-two episodes is too long. As with most drama serials the show really starts to lag around the eleventh episode and I can see why viewership dropped till the season finale.
Season two premieres tonight on ABC at 8pm. I will be watching and I hope the writing surpasses the first season.
You can watch all of Season One on ABC.com or Netflix, like I did.
I love a day off and I love a day off when I can do anything I want like watch movies. Four cool movies from four different countries. AWESOME
*All movies are subtitled and available on Netflix
Thailand Horror. In the early dawn before I put foot to floor. DORM(2006)
I love a good Asian horror movie but this was not horror. Sure, there is a ghost but one sad ghost that begs a mom’s heart for a hug. Yes, I’m a sucker like that. This movie is more of a coming of age tale for Ton who is sent away to boarding school. He’s an angry kid who is taunted by his schoolmates and discovers a friend in ‘dead’ schoolmate. I loved this movie. It was very moving and sweet. Amazing how children are children no matter where they come from, what color their skin, or language they speak. Great flick Netflix has the subtitles but the trailer does not. Highly recommend.
Unable to lay in bed I move to the kitchen with a cup of coffee. Any other Tuesday morning I’d be in the shower prepping for work. How about a movie from Belgium? Thank you Netflix. Vampires(2010). A mockumentary from Belgium. A camera crew follows around a Vampire family from their high decadent lifestyle to their fall and exile from their community. Funny? Yes. Yes it was. LMAO
Now off to Norway but I’ve moved to the couch with my breakfast. Buddy(2003) Video diaries can be scary. It brings up visions of Jackass in my mind. Thank goodness this film was better than that. Its just what the title says a Buddy movie. Young billboard hanger is dumped by his girlfriend and his life needs and injection. Filming the everyday and not so everyday of his life with his two roommates is the shot his life needs. He and his buddies lives are changed but what they really seek in life is far simpler than what they thought. You know the classic friendship and growing up tale. Loved it
America and the Amazing Spiderman! I had to leave the house for this one no illegal bootlegging for his movie lover!
OMG I loved the new Spiderman. The story was great. The actors were pretty good and there was not that big damsel in distress scene! I don’t know about any of you but I hate women in most superhero movies. They start off as smart intelligent capable women and end up stupid, screaming and stumbling in a pair of high red bottoms. Die Dumb Chick DIE! Spiderman was better than that. Yay Spiderman.
It is beautiful in my neighborhood but unfortunately I have been sick since Tuesday. I never get colds but I am suffering from the worst chest cold. I sound like Dorothy from the Golden Girls, which is not a bad thing because I kinda like her voice, but I still feel terrible. I cough so hard and so long I get dizzy and I think Nyquil has crack in it because I maaaaaaaaaaaaay be addicted at this point.
It was 80 in RI yesterday and I couldn’t get off the couch so I watched The Killing. OMG why didn’t anyone tell me how awesome this show is? Anyway, I watched the whole series, yes, THIRTEEN EPISODES in one day on the best day of the year, so far.
Hopefully I will have some new posts before the weekend is out but now all I want is some more of that nyquil, my couch, and Netflix on my television. Sad, sad, sad
A new Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association rule, instituted this year, “bans any celebratory or taunting behavior by someone scoring a touchdown.”
So the refs takes back the touchdown and Cathedral High School (Boston, MA) loses what would have been the first Superbowl for the school ever. I graduated from Cathedral and I’m not angry because of that I am angry for the kid that raised his hand. He did nothing outrageous! This was not excessive and we see excessive every weekend in the NFL so there is a difference. It’s bullshit like this….
I love a good relationship movie. I love indie romance because it usually goes so much deeper than the commercial and big budget films. Medicine for Melancholy, visually puts me in mind of Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It and delivers some deep thought on racism and dealing with feeling out-of-place. I know, how the hell does that fit into romance? Great characters is how.
Micah and Joanne wake up after sharing an intimate night at a friends party. Both are uncomfortable and hastily put themselves together for a quick exit. You sense the attraction he has for her right away but she seems cold and dismissive. During an impromptu breakfast and cab ride he asks questions about her but she could care less about him. When she leaves her wallet in the cab he has the opportunity to see her again. The beginning.
Micah is endearing, sort of like how Mars Blackmon was in Spike’s piece, he wears on you till you can’t do anything but laugh. That is his in with Joanne. They spend a whole day together riding bikes around San Francisco, getting high, eating and engaging in a little more sex. Through it all they talk about her white boyfriend and the gentrifying of San Francisco. Micah feels if he has to fight for his right to live there while Joanne feels he should just live and not worry about color or race. Her view is too simplistic and his may be too self condemning. Is there a medium?
The film is not fast but rather slow. I liked it for its conversation and arguments. I’m a sucker for watching the guy woo the girl even when it does not end the way I would like. It is mildly funny but completely interesting. I missed it in 2008 but gladly enough it popped up on my Netflix Suggestion List…scary they know me so well.
SN: Doe she not look like Lynn Whitfields daughter, or someone in Whitfield’s close family relations?