The comedy Our Idiot Brother was very funny. I did not know anything about it going in other than the poster that was in front of us at one point when we were standing in line. Paul Rudd was someone still in the process of discovery (and his character is baked throughout the movie -- well I will leave it at that and not do a spoiler) and he visits his sisters. (He is their "idiot brother.") It honestly reminded me of an update of the classic novel The Idiot in many ways. I love the movie and highly recommend it to anyone who needs or wants (or both) a good laugh.
Then we saw the great Helen Mirren in the film The Debt. All I knew there was Ms. Mirren was in it. (I did not even see the poster of this one.) This was a suspense film about spies. And it took place close to currently and in the past. Agents had tracked down a Nazi in the sixties. Now all the years later, the question is did they track down the Nazi or did they not?
We saw this one second and it was hot and I had a diet soda at the first movie and bottled water at the second. My point? The last thirty minutes, I needed to go to the bathroom so badly. But the movie was too good. So I was holding it and about to burst. But this was a movie that just really held your attention. I loved it.
Some of you asked what George thought of last night's movies?
He does not do that. He discusses and he thinks. He will say, "I'm glad we saw that." But otherwise, he will talk about it with you and a day or two later he will come to his conclusions. So far, no conclusions. If he has any by tomorrow, I will note it in my post.
It was a long and busy day today because I was taking several grandchildren to doctor's appointments from eight this morning until three this afternoon. That is fine but George and I also wanted to grab two more movies as we try to reach ten before Labor Day ends. So at four-thirty I went over to my son's to pick up George and Treva (my best friend in the world, we have been friends since college) was calling. She said that C.I. had really called it. I had no idea. I had to leave so early I did not even turn on the computer this morning to get the weather forecast.
"'A bunch of damn Jews'" is a wonderful piece. Treva said she started at the title kind of shocked for a few seconds not grasping the quotes around it. Then she started reading and saw that C.I. was calling out another blame-the-Jews media report. (This one from Al Jazeera Arabic.) She loved it. While I was waiting on George and his father (his father went to see Our Idiot Brother with us), I used my cell phone to pull up C.I.'s piece and read it. I loved it. If you missed it, please make a point to read it.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: