Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Update on VACATION

Hello to all you people who probably won' t read this. Just a quick word on how things are going in Utah:


Kat and I have gone down to a couple of BYU Basketball games. Last night was Kat's birthday so we went down to Provo again for dinner and a movie. We ate at the Legend's Grill and watched I am Legend. I'll write about that shortly. It was fun. Lily's been a big hit among the family. Mostly because of her stunning array of sound effects. Studios are already calling her to sign contracts to work in their sound booths. Hope your holiday seasons are merry and bright, or at least merry.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


This just in for those of you who support Romney for President. The National Review, a biweekly conservative magazine, has seen the light and thrown in their support for Mitt. I can't even begin to say what a huge endorsement this is before the Iowa caucus rapidly approaching. And with the scourge-of-all-governors Huckabee rising in the polls, it helps a ton. Hopefully, more people, especially those voting in primaries and caucuses nation-wide will show some similar measurement of intelligence by following suit.
Check out the great article here.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Romney Gives The Speech

And I won't say anything about it except that if you haven't watched it yet, you're missing out. It's a little over 23 minutes long, and you can watch it here:

If you don't vote for Mitt, you'd better know something I don't.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Some movies we watched this week:

1. If you're a member of Generation Y, you've probably never seen Driving Miss Daisy. Well, you'd better rectify that because there's probably some things about it you don't know:

a.It won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989. Other Oscars were Best Actress (Jessica Tandy), Best Makeup, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
b.It is the last PG rated film to win this award, and Jessica Tandy is the oldest actress to win her award. It was nominated for a bunch of other awards.
c.It's funny and touching. You're hard pressed to find a film so well carried by such a small core of relatively unknown actors at the time: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Akroyd (not so unknown, but he's not funny in this one), and Esther Rolle.

2. Millions, an indie film directed by Danny Boyle. It's the best film about charity I've ever seen. The message is overt, but the way it's presented is so fresh and interesting, that one cannot help but enjoy it. Ebert rated it as one of the best films of 2005. It's charming and delightful, and the two boys in it deliver performances just as good, if not better, than the adults. Forget Feature Films For Families which shove messages down your throat, try Millions.

3. Third is Ghost Rider. The one good thing I say about it is that it never takes itself too seriously because the script is so campy. Unfortunately, the script is so campy that the movies never takes itself seriously. YAWWNNN! A guy who sells his soul to the devil for the life of his father is forced to wander the streets at night avenging innocents and damning criminals while battling evil demons bent on destroying earth. Pretty funny, right?

4. The last is Remember the Titans. Before you decide to skip this because you already know how much you love it, there's something you may want to consider. Originally, it was supposed to be an R rated film, but the director wanted to cut out the unnecessary language. For the first time in the five or so times I've watched this film, I realized that it endorses homosexuality in a very sneaky way. How's that, you ask? Watch the film for yourself one more time, and you figure it out. But mark my words, it does. And the football scenes? For the most part... phoney. Try Friday Night Lights or Rudy for a superior football film, Glory Road or Driving Miss Daisy for a superior film about race.