**taps on mike**
Um,.....hello?... Is this on? Welcome to my world today. First of all, I would like to thank my readers for returning here to Deerledge and not getting pissed off when they find that I didn't post a new post AGAIN. What is wrong with me, you ask? Well, if I could find the little fucker that has wound time into hyper-fast mode I would kick his ass. I read something one time about how time really is perceived as moving faster when you get older. You remember how when you were younger Christmas seemed to take forever to get here? Or the last day of school? Living to experience future things seems to make time go slower. Whereas, if I think about things I have done whether they are last week or 20 years ago... time seems to go faster. Does this make sense? Well, for now on, I am going to try and anticipate things like a kid to try and slow time down... join me won't you? Maybe if we all try this, Father Time will get the hint.
Last night we ordered a pay per view movie on our Direct TV. I have to tell you that we are loving this new service. Our cable service we had before (to remain nameless but it starts with an A and ends with an A) didn't have all day rentals of movies. So, if we ordered a movie... we best be sitting down to watch it RIGHT THEN. If the phone rang or someone had to use the bathroom, we just missed those moments of the movie. Anyhoo.... with DirectTV, when you buy a movie you buy it for 24 hours. You can watch it non stop for 24 hours or start it and then finish it later. It's very cool. The movie we ordered was The Interpreter and it was okay. It was suspensful and had a good story line. The only thing that drove me absolutely ape-shit throughout the movie were Nicole Kidman's bangs hanging in her eyes. For the love of God, couldn't a wardrobe person have handed here a fifty cent barrette or something? a hair clip? a friggin' bobby pin? I mean REALLY.
I've seen the trailers for the movie The Family Stone. I'm kind of torn about it because I've read so many good/bad reviews. Everything from this: "The Family Stone is one of the most unpleasant movies I have ever seen. All the actors did fine jobs, but the plot was so incredible and frustrating that had I not been sitting in the middle of a crowded theater I would have left mid-way through. The story centers around Christmas at the Stone family home. One of the Stone brothers brings his girlfriend home to spend Christmas and the days preceding it at his parents home, where she will meet his entire family (parents and four siblings) for the first time. They dislike the girlfriend immediately, and the great majority of the movie is spent on the many ways in which the family makes her feel unwelcome and excluded. Even the arrival of the girlfriend's sister, who came to offer her support, does not provide any relief to the girlfriend, as her sister is so unhelpful that it is impossible to believe that they actually grew up together and have affection for one another. The Family Stone is just unfortunate, and does no credit to the talented cast. "
To this: "This is a sentimental and delightful holiday tale of family....but isn't that exactly what you'd expect from a holiday film? The story hold would hold up even if it weren't set in the holiday period. The story is about a large family gathering at Christmas with secrets revealed and lots of love to go around. What I liked most is how well the ensemble cast works - each character blends wonderfully and is superbly cast; each actor gets a moment to shine...the story moves forward and unfolds well with laughs and tears. Sarah Jessica Parker does a great job creating a nervous quirky character that becomes more at ease with herself - I think it's her best work (I never really like Sex and the City) she is funny, warm and totally inhabits the character, who evolves before our eyes. A fun film and worth seeing. The cast includes Dianne Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Dermot Mulroney, Craig T. Nelson, Luke Wilson and Claire Danes.All do great jobs to this good story. "
I mean, really, what am I supposed to think about this movie? I guess what I'm thinking is that any movie about a large family, with many diversities that get together and sparks start to fly will make me feel right at home with my own.