Sunday, February 6, 2011

The week in review......

and I'm not talking about hockey.  Within the span of a week, I saw what I considered to be the best and worst of movies. 

The first one was "The Killer Inside Me" with Casey Affleck, Kate Hudson & Jessica Alba.  It was offensive, disturbing and pointless.  Two thumbs down and it's two hours of my life I'll never get back.

The other night I just happened on a lovely little film "Capturing Mary" with Maggie Smith.  I love Maggie Smith, she's a little long in the tooth but still a wonderful actress.  Loved her in "The prime of Miss Jean Brodie."

And to round out the week, last night due to the absence of HNIC, Mr. Moey and I watched the Expendables with Sylvester Stallone (I'm a big fan, I love Rocky and Rambo) with a supporting cast of action characters, Arnold even makes a brief appearance.  Loads of fun and definitely has the potential for a sequel or two even though the trailer claims that won't be the case.  Stallone wrote the script and stars in it, and if he stays true to form somehow I can't imagine there won't be another.

This is off the movie topic but something that came to mind last night when we were watching the movie.  Mr. Moey and I went to Egypt a few years back and after a couple of days in Cairo and interacting with the locals at the outdoor markets we figured out their way of distinguishing between American and Canadian tourists.  Americans were "Rambo" and Canadians were "Canada Dry."  Interesting.

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