Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Gold, Ride, Monkey, Unfriended, Poker

More than two weeks of silence. Shame on me.


"Woman in Gold" is a movie about a legal battle over a piece of art. That sounds painfully dull, but it isn't for many reasons, beginning with Helen Mirren. We enjoyed it a great deal.

"The Longest Ride" is a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks novel. It is, surprisingly for that, not particularly depressing. The cast is good, the performances are good, the story... When the movie was over, Dementia turned to me and said, "The Stupid. It BURNS." Yup.

"Monkey Kingdom" is another one of those Earth Day things, where a large amount of random nature footage is cut into a coherent story that is wrong about animal behavior half of the time. This one is about macaques in Sri Lanka, and is fun to watch if you like monkeys. We do.

"Unfriended" is a generic "super powered vengeful ghost" story that stands out for one odd reason: Pretty much the whole movie takes place in real time, from the single point of view of a (simulated) computer screen. I don't regret seeing it, but can't recommend it very much, either.

April's poker game was two weeks late, for various reasons; I finished 3rd and 6th out of ten in the two tourneys. Good times. By way of prelude, I had the usual dinner with my father, who continues his slow deline. He needs (and is getting) more regular assistance, and has finally decided that he does NOT need a working train layout in his apartment. Sad, but inevitable.

Uncle Hyena
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