8/31/14

John Voves: Movie Reviewer (yeah I said it)

My family has been out of town for the last three nights.  I have seen three movies at the cinema!

NIGHT ONE:
Major League (1989)
Notable lines:  I haven't been an athlete for three years.  Books are my life now.  -- Rene Russo

I look like a banker in this.  -- Charlie Sheen, in a cutoff jean jacket and a tank top or something and a tie tied around his neck, per the dress code of the fancy Cleveland French restaurant he was at.

(Not word for word quotes, just as I remember them)

Other than these two lines this movie was not very great.  But the Tribe wins the pennant so there were a few chills down the old spine.

NIGHT TWO:
I literally don't remember the name of this movie (2014)
I don't know how this movie didn't catch on.  Best movie of the week!
Notable stuff:  Aliens!  Murdering aliens!  Emily Blount being amazing!  Tom Cruise doing stuff, including murdering aliens and dying like 5000 times!

Notable lackluster stuff:  So it's Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers.  However, we never learn the one thing I was hoping to learn: how does Tom Cruise find himself in this weird world?  But this was the best movie of the weekend.  Would recommend.  With two thumbs even.

NIGHT THREE:
X-Men:  Days of Future Past (2014)
This one was a drag.  However, Michael Fasbender is excellent.  However, I think I liked X-Men: First Class better.  This movie gets no thumbs.  Such a let down.  I was in the theater Saturday night for whatever that other movie was called and I saw the trailer for this one, and I guess I shrugged my shoulders and thought well that looks good.  The trailer delivered far more spine shivering than did the movie.  The movie kind of sucked.

8/19/14

a whole roll, why not

accidentally engaged "crop mode" on this "state of the art" point and shoot from either the early 00's or the 90's.  Anyhow, this is the 4th of July in NC.  I'm surprised they even celebrate it!
I'm not going to pretend like I "always use the whole frame" or anything, but it's a bit of a bummer that I had "crop mode" engaged here, for reasons that should soon be clear.
These two miracles.

Waiting in line for the epic picnic.




P's favorite types-- old bats.
"Crop mode"!  Who needs eyes?

I do enjoy the little one back there and boy demolishing some commemorative cupcakes or something.  Full gluten.

The parade sees everyone in their red stripes and blue stars.  I think I managed a navy blue pocket T.  #FREEDOM AINT FREE BRITCHES.  But pretty good color saturation in general on this roll.
Outstanding boy in threshold pic pt. 1.  Stay tuned for the thrilling conclusion.

Ok maybe I like to use the whole frame once in a while.  The 6x9 aspect ratio is also plenty wide.  This pano garbage is useless.  #FLIPPEDTHESWITCHLATEATNIGHTINDCANDDIDN'TNOTICEFORSOLONG





best part is the enticing reflection in red's window.  And the smokin babe obvs.
ready to party full core.
quick facebook tweet
dude on the floor is like kid level-- no one wants to be at the airport (if solo, I'll actually relish an airport bar like its the last day on earth), but everyone puts up with it.  People always ask, "how is it flying with the kids?" and I say "flying sucks for everyone.  Kids just don't pretend like it's normal."  Anyways, so kudos to this guys flippant disregardation of norms.


This one is an absolute miracle.


The best flowers to photograph because they're always in with the long brown grass and if they're out it means its the right time of year.
Devon was in town.  We skated from 10-12 one night then kicked it at the bar till 2!  It was something else!
The thrilling conclusion.  Boy in flips is always good.
Lady and I went to an art event at the museum.  We kind of fraudulently stated we were part of a museum society/membership level that we weren't actually part of.  We also biked there and were much sweatier in the crotchal region than most.  We had a good time though and hobbed with some knobs.
if your socks ain't showin something something something.  Anyways, that should be 37 pictures.  I hope you had as much fun as I did!