Defiance

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Hubbs & I saw Defiance over the weekend with a friend. The movie tells the true story of two brothers who take to the woods after the German SS kills their parents. Slowely, more people begin joining them, until they form a whole community trying to survive out in the open. In some respects, it’s  very Robin Hood, as they often take supplies from those traveling in the forest or from nearby homes.

I thought this was a good blend of action (for the men) and romance/drama (for the women). The movie is bittersweet, sad at times, but overall an uplifting message of the human spirit’s capacity for survival in the worst of circumstances. If anything, it should make you think twice the next time your complaining about some minor inconvenience in your day. Because at least your not living in the woods being hunted like animals!

Also, I love Daniel Craig as James Bond, and he is equally good in this movie. The soundtrack is also very haunting and reminds me of Shindler’s List, with all the violins and such. I downloaded it from iTunes and have been listening to it all week.

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Published in: on January 28, 2009 at 7:26 am  Leave a Comment  

Damages

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So, one of my favorite shows has finally premiered its Second Season, and so far it has been awesome!

Damages follows Patty Hewes (played by Glenn Close), a bad-ass lawyer running her own firm. She is a mega-B who is not afraid to kick ass and take names.

This season’s plot line revolves around the fall-out from Season One (don’t worry, no spoilers) as well as introducing a new plot line via William Hurt’s character.

I just wish lawyering in real life was this exciting!

Published in: on January 26, 2009 at 11:59 am  Leave a Comment  

Jack is Back!

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Photo from Fox.com

Tonight marks the Season Premiere of 24! Two hours of Jack Bauer kicking terrorist ass! 🙂 I could not be more excited as it has been over a year since last season. Woot!

The premiere continues tommorrow with 2 more Jack Bauer power hours. Oh yes, I will be watching.

Published in: on January 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm  Comments (1)  

Hook ‘Em Horns

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Whew! It was a close one, but I knew you could do it. Nothing is as exciting as watching your team pull out a come-from-behind victory in the last 2 minutes. You’ve made Bevo proud!

Congratulations  to Mack Brown & the Texas Longhorns! There is no doubt in this blogger’s mind that the Horns deserve to play in the National Championship (O-Who?)

Here’s to another great season in 2009! I miss football already 🙂

Published in: on January 6, 2009 at 7:30 am  Leave a Comment  
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Yes Man!

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So Hubbs & I went to see Yes Man this weekend and I have to say that it was pretty funny. Jim Carrey is one of my favorite actors, although for some reason I often end up not enjoying his movies. Anyways, this one was funny, although not over the top hilarious, a la Ace Ventura, Pet Detective. Danny Masterson is also in this & I always find him to be hilarious as well.

The “inspirational guru” reminds me of the guy they have on PBS sometimes. I wonder if that was intentional or if “gurus” just have a certain look. If it was intentional, it’s a pretty subtle joke. Hubbs had no idea who I was talking about & I’m guessing most people wouldn’t get it. 🙂

Overall, I’m glad we saw this one using our Christmas gift card. Otherwise, it probably would be just as good as a rental. (so save your $$!)

Movies I still want to see: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 7 Pounds, & Valkyrie

Published in: on January 3, 2009 at 5:42 pm  Leave a Comment  
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What I’m Reading Now

Ahh, Christmas Vacation. The biggest perk about still being in school is the Vacation. Consequently, I have been getting to read alot more books lately. Here’s a quick run-down on what I currently have on my nightstand…

Getting Things Done

1. Getting Things Done, by David Allen
I have read about 2/3 of this book & I am already a total convert. I want to drink the Kool-Aid! Haha, but really, I wish I would have discovered this book sooner. His idea of getting everything out of your head & on to paper is great. I generally have all my stuff together in my head, so I didn’t really think that I needed this. I am generally able to keep it all together pretty well. But I have also seen the offices of several attorneys whom I have worked with & so I know how bad it can get. Hopefully, using these skills I can avoid that outcome. Plus, it appeals to the inner-geek in me who loves getting new office supplies! Filing, weee!

new-moon2 2. New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer
The second book in the Twilight Series, I’ve just started this one. Yes, I know, these books are for pre-teen girls. But one of my good friends insisted I read the first book Twilight and it was pretty good so I decided to give this one a go as well. Not sure how I am going to feel about this one yet…

tr33. Theodore Rex, by Edmund Morris
I got this one off of Paperback Swap, one of my all-time favorite web sites. I didn’t know at the time that this same author had written a previous biography about TR prior to his becoming President, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, I think that this one stands alone pretty well, though. Picking up right at the assassination of President McKinley, this book has been a great read so far. It is amazing how much history can relate to present day. For instance, I was struck by the part of the book where TR has to deal with controversy in the Philippines over “water torture.” The more things change, the more they stay the same…

bwd4. Black & White, and Dead All Over, John Darnton
I picked this one up at the library on a whim. Another one that I’ve just started, although so far its been a nice, easy read. Also, this one must be pretty new because its on check-out for 7 days only. So I better get on it, although its not too long, so it shouldn’t be a problem.

Well, I guess that’s it for now. Maybe I’ll post more when I’ve actually finished one!

Published in: on January 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm  Comments (1)  
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