Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Book of Eli

I decided to take in a movie earlier this evening. I walked over to the theater, maybe a mile away, and was truly looking forward to seeing The Book Of Eli. I was way too early, so I took another walk. Got back about 10 minutes early and figured I would go for it thinking the movie would not be crowded with the Superbowl being played. I was right. When the trailers for upcoming movies started I was the sole occupant of the theater. Just before the movie started there were a total of 67 people there to watch it. One or two more came in awhile later.

At 1 hour and 7 minutes into the actual movie (yeah I noted the time when it started and when i left) I got up to look for the manager. I tried,up ti;l that moment to disregard the black scratches continually across the entire screen, and the green scratches, and the flecks of dirt or dust particles too. I tried to convince myself that this was all part of the film. Well if it was part of the film it got to the point where I figured the film sucked. So I left and sought out the manager. He told me, once I mentioned the green streaks or scratches, that they meant the film itself (or whatever medium it is) was scratched. He said he would order a new one and that I was the first person to complain. I find it hard to believe that people are so accepting of low quality and annoying crap like that as to sit there and watch the whole movie all the way through without complaining to the management. Maybe, had it been an excellent movie, I would have stayed but it was mediocre to just okay at best up to the point I got to. I declined the refund and took a free pass. I want to see it all the way through once they get a better copy - he said within two days. I hope so. Even if mediocre to just okay at best, it is a sci-fi adventure and I am a sucker for them.

Oh well, off to dinner I suppose. I am thinking of a nice lamb stew if I can find it. Off to an Irish restaurant I think, as I had planned earlier.

All the best,
Glenn B

THE WATERS - One Hundred Thousand Memories...-

...sixty thousand sunny days and forty thousand rains...(I hope In got that quote just right).

'The Waters' made every drop of that rain well worthwhile, it was raining last night when I saw them and rainy night or not they filled the air with song and warmth. The Waters is a local Phoenix band. Krystal, Sturgis and a drummer whose name I am sorry I do not know. I have seen them twice now - once just Krystal & Sturgis and once with the drummer too. They are truly wonderful together. Krystal has a voice that fills one with amazement and the accompaniment of Sturgis on Guitar only makes it all the better. I think they are not only a musical duo but also married to one another and I suppose that only helps them make the songs ever so much more enjoyable.

The Waters

Subject: Dubliner Open Mic
Start Date: Sunday, February 7, 2010 9:00PM
End Date: Monday, February 8, 2010 12:00AM
Summary: 3841 E. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix
NW corner of 40th St. & Thunderbird

I saw them Saturday night at Rosie McCaffrey's. It was an excellent performance; pretty nice bar/restaurant too of the Irish Pub variety. I plan to be at
The Dubliner later tonight to hear them again.

All the best,
Glenn B