Archive for April, 2010

Date Night

April 20, 2010

Last week, Kerri and I had a date night, so we went to see DATE NIGHT with Tina Fey and Steve Carell as a couple trying to find excitement, and finding too much in a case of mistaken identity. It was good, not great, but certainly had me laughing and had a strong supporting cast (hey there’s Ray Liotta, Mark Wahlberg, and a missing shirt)¬†For some reason, I found the dancing funnier than anyone else. But I won’t be a spoiler. Our date night happened to be the Virginia Beach $5 special, but it still would have been a value at regular prices…

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Familiar Voices On The Radio

April 20, 2010

So I was driving the truck down in North Carolina Friday night for the Red Cross and listening to WBZ, when Jordan Rich had Dr. Jack Porter (we know him as Dr. Quack) on as a guest. Jordan introduced him as a rabbi and the author of several books. The quack was on for close to 1/2 hour discussing the mid-east and the need for two states in the Israeli region. He did not take any calls, but he did mention that the Christian family he stayed with in Palestine treated him better than his relatives in Tel-Aviv. Ha ha, big surprise there. All the while, I’m sure the Palestinians were thinking “what the heck did we get ourselves into” and the relatives were surely saying “when is this guy going to get the hint?” No mention was made of how he survived the holocaust.

Earlier in the week, my old theology professor Thomas Groome from BC was on the Dan Rea show discussing whether the pope should step down. He was taking calls, and I was in cue when the hour expired so I did not get on the air, but I did have a nice conversation over the internet after the show. Kerri found the Tom Groome interview in podcasts in case you are interested, not sure if the quacker is there, but I also can’t imagine why you would want to get that podcast, I mean it’s one thing when you are stuck in a truck down in Carolina, it would be another thing to actually invest half an hour into it…

Back to back movie nights

April 2, 2010

This week, Kerri and I had back to back movie nights. We went to BOUNTY HUNTER at Regal, thanks to tickets from the Red Cross. Then we went to HOT TUB TIME MACHINE at AMC on $5 Mondays.

Bounty Hunter…. I looked forward to this from the first time I saw a preview, although I immediately thought of Midnight Run. Kerri had never seen it, but we watched it on demand and I blogged about it. (see previous entry)

It did not disappoint, but there were things I wish were different. For example, I wanted the couple to have more of a history together. The movie suggests that they were engaged for 6 months and married for 9 months. For the hatred they had for each other, I wanted more of a history between them. Another problem was that they both were a target. In Midnight Run, only the Duke is a target, DeNiro’s character becomes a target by association. In Bounty Hunter, they both are being hunted which leads to confusion. Although I can hear Kerri saying “stop comparing the two”. One final problem, there were still lose ends at the end of the movie, but overall, still a good show.

Hot Tub Time Machine…. Lots of fun. John Cusack looks great. “Darryl” from the Office is talented. Some guy went to a movie exec and pitched a movie with no idea what the title would be. It must have been a surprise to be accepted, and when asked for a title, the pitch man said “well it’s about a hot tub, which is a time machine, let’s call it hot tub time machine” But, as silly as it seems, it works. Then again, so did Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, which had a pretty dumb name too. I’m not sure about the bogus journey. Or if I want to see a sequel for Hot Tub. Final point, Crispin Glover, who knows a thing or two about time travel from “Back to the Future”, is fun to watch. So is Chevy Chase.