Well, summer has arrived and the Missus and I have started to catch up on some movies that we missed. Finally, we have seen the Avengers (after being ridiculed by tons of friends, and you know who you are). Excellent movie. Hulk smashing Loki back and forth like a rag doll was epic. Best part of the movie.
From there, we saw the new Bond movie, Skyfall. Another great movie with an opening chase sequence to rival any other Bond chase scene. Great fun, great film. I really enjoy Daniel Craig as Bond--very suave.
Next, we tackled (lame football reference), Silver Linings Playbook. Another fine movie, and in case you just climbed out from under a rock, check out Jennifer Lawrence. Phenomenal actress, and not too shabby on the eyes. Also, check out Winter's Bone; Jennifer Lawrence is excellent as a tough girl under tough circumstances in the Ozark Mountains.
Monday, I watched Brave (by myself), the Pixar movie about a Scottish tomboy named Merida. The movie won Best Animated Film of the Year. I rarely do animated films (the Missus, never), but this was fantastic. Funny, heart-warming, and profoundly original, I am not ashamed to admit, that I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
Well, it was inevitable. Because Moby Dick is my all time favorite book, not to mention the greatest American novel of all time, I will post a blog soon about lessons from Moby Dick, that still apply today.
If you haven't read Moby Dick, go buy a copy today.