On the 24th of December, my brother and I went to see the Hobbit in IMAX 3-D at our local Regal Cinema; and I found the movie to be disappointing. The choreography and music were excellent, but the script left something to be desired. I understand why some parts are added, but others were disruptive. In my opinion they added too many action sequences, and it disrupted the flow of the story. I liked the I-Max part, since the screen was plenty big enough for even me to see. I didn't get the 3-D aspect, but Mark said the whole environment was 3-D, as opposed to eye-popping 3-D.
For Christmas Eve dinner we had our customary lobster tail, baked potato, and shrimp cocktail. For Christmas I got a Grumpy the Dwarf fleece and Under Armour pants, Sherlock Holmes a Game of Shadows, an AMEX gift card, a Regal Cinema gift card, two iTunes gift cards, and a Hobbit calendar. Some of the iTunes gift card I already used to get the Hobbit soundtrack.
For dinner we had ravioli and antipasto, but unfortunately, (not), Mark doesn't like ravioli. He had gnocchi, which means more ravioli for me. Thankfully, I got rid of Mark the next day as he had to go back to DC.
On New Year's Day, I think, my mother and I went to see Jack Reacher at the Regal Cinema, formerly Great Escape, and I liked it a lot. A military sniper is framed for shooting five random people for no apparent reason, and he wants Jack Reacher to help. Only one problem, Reacher doesn't want to be found. Eventually he does find his way to the defense attorney, but investigates in his own way. Cue the mayhem.
Yesterday, January 5, we went to see
Hyde Park on
and it was pretty good. It focuses on the King of Hudson 's trip
to England Hyde Park in
the 1938 most likely, and also tells the story of one of FDR’s many
girlfriends. Bill Murray plays FDR, and I couldn't get Ghostbusters out of my
head. I kept expecting the staypuff marshmallow man to come rumbling down Fifth
On Saturday, January 19, we went to see Gangster Squad, which is about the struggle to see who gets to control
the police or the crooks. The scenario the movie depicts is highly illegal, but
it worked. I guess the im-moral of the movie is, if you're going to do
something illegal, at least do it effectively. Los Angeles