Movies I've watched recently:
The Visitor. A depressed college professor travels to New York City for the first time in years and discovers a young immigrant couple living in his apartment. It's slow, sweet, and sad film, featuring great acting and lovely shots of the city.
Enchanted. A Disney cartoon princess comes to life in modern New York City. Yes, it's a ridiculous plot but I still liked the movie.
Cool Hand Luke. After Paul Newman died, I added a couple of his well-known films to my Netflix queue. In this 1967 movie, Paul Newman portrays Luke Jackson, a feisty, popular inmate in a rural Southern prison. It's set in the 1940s, when prisons were segregated. The plot is somewhat similar to One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, but comes across as much more dated, with the nicknames and the aw-shucks dialogue. As for the young Paul Newman? The man was smoking hot...and shirtless in about 50% of the movie.
Movies I want to see:
Slumdog Millionaire, Milk, and that Swedish vampire movie (not Twilight). Anyone see them yet?
Pho Republique has become one of my favorite hangouts...it's much more grad-student friendly (read: cheap and casual) than most of the other places in the South End. Good food, excellent drinks, friendly staff, and a funky, relaxed atmosphere. What's not to like? I went there last night to celebrate a friend's birthday...wow, we almost look like Beautiful People in this photo:
Well, that's about it...enjoy the snow and have a great weekend, everyone! Also, for those of you reading American Pastoral...I will post about it this weekend, I promise.
And here's a discussion topic for the comments...Yankee Swaps. Any good or bad stories? We have two separate ones at work, and I made out like a bandit.. I got a waffle maker in one, and a bottle of vodka in the other. Hooray! My labmate Caro was 0 for 2, though- she got a desk calendar from 2006 and a bunch of cancelled stamps. Ouch. And another coworker ended up with a ceramic turtle that you use to heat scented oils. Yikes.