Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Gnomeo, Conversation, and Too Much Work

Only one movie this week: "Gnomeo and Juliet". This is a re-imagining of the most over-rated love story of all time, and it works surprisingly well. Most of the characters are animated ceramic garden gnomes (some with blue hats, some with red) who freeze solid when observed by humans, and die (maybe) when shattered. It is marketed as a children's movie, but there is a great deal of clever content that will sail right past the target demographic. Consider that you really need to be an Elton John fan to get the full impact of the movie, and I doubt that there are ANY Elton John fans under the age of 15... There is a lot of good stuff in this film, including Patrick Stewart as a Shakespeare statue who patiently explains that the tragic ending is superior. We enjoyed this a great deal.

Anyway... As of the time I arrived at work on Wednesday, I had no idea what I was going to do that afternoon. There were no movies out there that I wanted to see, or see again. Fortunately, I encountered Tinseltown Denizen Bryan on line in the small hours, and ended up spending three hours at the Kenosha Noodles and Company with him and his friend (the charming and decorative) Ginna. I had a great time; I can only hope that they did. (Since this is the third time I have had a meal and conversation with Bryan, I am pretty sure about him...)

When I got out to my car, I checked in with Dementia, and found out that they wanted me back at work at midnight. I negotiated that to four AM, then went home and went to bed. On Friday I went south for dinner with my dad and poker with my brother Pete and his friends (I finished in the money (third) in the first of two tournaments), and on Saturday we saw "Gnomeo" and I tried to catch up on my sleep.

Uncle Hyena
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