Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Trump 2

Garrison Keillor wrote:

"So. We have a vulgar, unstable yoyo with a toxic ego and an attention deficit problem in the White House, and now we can see that government by Twitter is like trying to steer a ship by firing a pistil at the waves, not really useful, but what does it add up to? Not that much if you ask me, which you didn't, but I'll say it anyway."

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Trump 1

I have tried to support our President. I wanted to support our President. I do acknowledge that he is my President.

I just wished he thought about anyone other than himself. While I am wishing:

I wish he was intelligent.
I wish he knew History.
I wish he knew how Government works.
I wish he knew how Health Care works.
I wish he knew............. 
This is endless!

Summer Movies 3

Dunkirk:  This is one of those movies that I can't use the word: Enjoy.  I appreciated it. I thought it was very well done. I thought it captured World War 2 in a thoughtful and real way.  It is a great depiction of History as it told one of the most important events in British History.  Witness it for the lesson it is.  I give it ****1/2 stars.  2017 Movie 29

Atomic Blonde:  007 becomes M16, a lady spy with much attitude. Charlize Theron plays it well. Great summer action movie.

I give it ***1/2 stars, 29017 movie 28

Spiderman Homecoming:  Like it much more than I planned to.  Super-hero movies work better with humor. This had humor.  I give it ***1/2 stars  2017 Movie 27

Dispicable Me 3  I like the Minions. I like taking the grandkids to a funny movie. A good day spent.
I give it ***stars. 2017 Movie 26

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Experimental Theology: Mercy

Experimental Theology: Mercy: I think we too are the people who, on the one hand want to listen to Jesus, but on the other hand, at times, like to find a stick to beat ot...

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Summer Movie

I saw the second best summer movie today:  Baby Driver (The second time)
2017 Movie 25

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Baby Driver

"Baby Driver" was a song in 1970 by Simon and Garfunkel:

"My daddy was the family bassman
My mamma was an engineer
And I was born one dark gray morn
With music coming in my ears
In my ears..."

The Movie is about a young guy who walks and drives with music "coming in his ears" by iPod.
He is a getaway driver for a gorp of robbers. The gang led by Doc (Kevin Spacey) and the gang played by Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, and others. Baby is played by Ansel Elgort and his girl friend, Lily James: Two actors we will see much more of.

This his a fun, action movie where the songs on his iPod are the soundtrack of the story and are constantly discussed in the witty dialogue. No CGI here. All action is man-made.

This is favorite movie so far. It gives me the same smile that "Hell or High Water" did last year. (Also a movie about bank robbery!)

Great adult fun.

I give it *****stars. 2017 movie 24. 

Mummy


I grew up with the "Mummy". The black and white, late night, 10:30 on KOTV starring Boris Karloff. The Mummy wrapped in rags and dragging his feet as he wondered up on unsuspecting people to strangle them.  Why didn't they run? He was so slow.

Now comes the 2017 version. This Mummy is female and fast. She is something you can't escape.
Enter Tom Cruise.  the thing that makes this movie fun is that there is humor. The dialogue makes it fun. Great Summer popcorn movie. Great set up for the Sequel: Coming Soon.

I give it ***1/2 stars, 2017 Movie 23