Monthly Archives: January 2011

The King’s Speech, 5/5

Some movies just make you feel good. The King’s Speech, a funny and touching historical drama, is one of them.

Kings of the Middle Ages could garner respect through battle exploits, fear or even just plain old good policy decisions. Kennedy beat Nixon, we’re told, because he was more telegenic. But when an heir to the throne must also become a war-time radio star what’s a stuttering monarch to do?

In the real-life case of Prince Albert (not in a can), you get horribly frustrated with yourself and avoid the microphone like the plague. Continue reading


True Grit, 5/5

After slacking off during 2010, I’m going to try my darnedest to get into the habit of reviewing the movies I see. Up to bat first: True Grit starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and amazing newcomer Hailee Steinfled: Continue reading

Facebook Cleanse

I never really call “Beginning of the Year Goals” by their more standard call sign (“Resolutions”) because it’s possible to still strive toward nebulous “goals” even after you’ve broken your ill-advised and unrealistic resolution.

One of those goals was to Facebook less, and maybe even see how long I could go without posting my ego-building drivel. Continue reading