Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sheriff is moving

The sheriff and his posse are moving on Friday! Just up the Street to 607 W. 4th Street. Bigger digs for kids, movies, drinkin and fun. Wish all of you could be there to enjoy...and help. Wish us well in our new home.

Friday, June 20, 2008

DVD REVIEW : "Dan in Real Life"

I didn't have hugely high hopes for "Dan in Real Life." It came and went through theaters without much ado - I have not heard anyone really jump up and say "watch this!!" But, I did not dread it either. I love Steve Carell and the story itself sounded intriguing.

And actually... it is a pretty darn good film. The screenplay is the true winner here - Dan's 3 girls are represented very well, they felt completely real and definitely grounded the main character and emphasized his situation (wife has died).

The screenplay is a knockout and in the right hands - this film could have been a big winner. But sadly, there are some major defects.

Steve Carell did not cut it - I love the guy, but his performance here had the sympathy and sadness, but not the drive to change. He never earned the love and hope from the audience and therefor his actions sometimes came off odd and unsupported.

Dane Cook is awful - why does this guy get work?

Juliet Binoche is a great actress, but really she fails here. She is miscast and stands as the biggest change needed in the film.

I spoke with Cara after viewing, trying to find a name that could have made the film amazing - all I could come up with was Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan... and even Ryan did not feel right.

Rent it and see if I am wrong. The story is great (if not a little predictable, but that is not always bad) and the interaction and story with the daughters is really good (and a little frightening).

"Dan in Real Life" : B


Friday, June 13, 2008

Testing Vimeo

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Kreitnerpalooza cometh!!

Kern did a little poster for the celebration this weekend. That rascally punk has some talent.

Well done sir,


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Wedding Pics!!!

Here are some random pics from the wedding. Head on over to John Lee Photography, click on the view and order area, find Findlay Wedding, click on it and enter in an e-mail and the password (5308) to view all of our pics and order some if you please.

Here is a taste of the fun...


Monday, June 02, 2008

TV REVIEW : LOST 4.13-4.14 "There's No Place Like Home" Pt. 2 & 3

As season finales go, this was pretty impressive. Not the total mind blow that was last season (the reason I am now watching the show again) - but still, an amazing and fun barrage of action and questions-questions-questions.

The story popped along and kind of cornered several characters until the big bang (above). Michael was trapped with the bomb, icing it to try to give everyone time - and Jin was unable to make it to the helicopter... thus, apparently both exploded.

In my mind, I believed both could be alive -until today, Harold Perineau is doing interviews complaining about how his character ended and how his story did not play out at all like he wanted. That means Michael is toast... but who knows about Jin...

One of the coolest moments of the finale was seeing Ben step up and take on the task of moving the island. First, he murders Keamy in a rage (awesome!!) then gives Locke the big "SO?!?" moment... then he went down into the bowls of the island and cursed Jacob's name as he spun the magical island moving crank!

Weird - fun - and really interesting!

In the end, we knew we were going to find out who was in the coffin - and frankly, I was assured that it was Ben (even as Ben visited Jack in the funeral parlor... I thought he was a ghost). Then we find out it is Locke.... whoa.

Props to this show for entertaining the hell out of me. It keeps me guessing and definitely makes me crave all conversations about it. Season 4 really knocked my socks off - well done!

LOST 4.13-4.14 "There's No Place Like Home" Pt. 2&3 : A-