Why do I love AND hate this so much? I can’t stop watching it.
Archive for February, 2007
Last night, in the middle of a blizzard, I ventured out to see my friend’s band, The False Guilt, at Big V’s. It was their first gig, and Steve is a really good friend, so I wanted to make a point of being there. His set went really well, and I’m excited to see them again. There were a few other bands that played, but none that I liked as much as Parts For All Makes. You can check out their stuff on iTunes.
I didn’t intend on staying late, but the weather had other plans. Fortunately, Steve had a shovel in his trunk. As soon as we started shoveling out my car, we were mobbed by all of the other people on the street, who had also been plowed in. For a few seconds I was nervous about getting beat up for the shovel, but instead we ended up helping about 5 other people dig out.
Once my car was free, I felt pretty good…until I started the drive home. I’ve never experienced roads as bad as I did last night. Fortunately, I made it all the way home, but not until 2am. Unfortunately, the ramp going down to my parking garage wasn’t cleared. I decided that I had to go for it. I backed up, hit the garage door opener, and barreled my way through the snow, straight ahead into my parking spot. I don’t think I have ever been as happy to be home. There’s no way I’m leaving the house today.
I stayed up way too late last night watching Flags of Our Fathers. I really enjoyed it. The war scenes were especially well directed and I never grew tired of them, even though I’ve seen this sort of thing a couple of times before. I’m a sucker for World War II films.
What I like most is that it brings the viewer into the minds of the soldiers and tells the story behind the famous photo from their point of view, showing the conflict of emotions and driving home the point that nothing about war, even a victory, can be truly understood by the people back home who look on from afar.
Overall, I give it 7 out of 10. I can’t wait to see Letters from Iwo Jima.
Thanks to the Riverview Theater, I had a chance to see all four nomitated documentary short films. If you have the chance to get out to see them, I highly recommend it. It’s hard to pick a favorite, because they’re all good for different reasons. But here they are in my order of preference:
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