Saturday, July 31, 2010

Quick Succession of Busy Nothings

My first weekend in the city! I do love big cities. I grew up in the 'burbs of a big city, moved to a neighborhood in city limits during high school, went college in a very small town and am now checking back into the bigger city scene. I won't be bragging about my derring-dos of this weekend, unless getting a mass amount of work done to catch up from vacation counts.  There are too many other things I'd rather be doing (including blogging, obviously) but I hate feeling behind in work and thus sacrifice part of my first weekend. I also get to sleep more, so I am not complaining.

Last night I saw "Inception" with a group of friends. Only LH and I really liked it; the other four people were not as wild. Joe made the excellent comment about Leonardo DiCarprio's films actually being worth watching in the last 5 years and this is definitely one. I would even see it again in theaters, and I don't see movies very often. The story line is complicated but followable. The special effects are amazing but don't look like effects-- they just flow, like water from the facet. The cast doesn't have one weak link and the movie kept me on edge the whole time, which hasn't happened since I saw Hitchcock's "Notorious". I felt like going for a run afterward, I was so exhilarated by the ending.

"Inception"'s trailer:

Blessings on your weekend and happy almost August! Today is the feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Pray that the order returns to orthodoxy and continues the work of Christ.


  1. Everyone has been talking about this movie. I really want to see it. But I don't know if I can find a theater here in Germany that would show it in English. But I really like your comparison to Notorious! That was my absolute favorite of all the films in the Hitchcock CCA for that exact reason. It kept me on edge the whole time. I was blown away by the end of the film. I felt like I had never paid closer attention to anything in my whole life. Next time we see each other we should rent it. That would be a lot of fun. Keep up the good work in the big city, friend! Ciao!

  2. Ben, yes, same! That was my favorite CCA. I really liked 'Shadow of a Doubt' too.