Archive for November, 2010

“White Material” is very good

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

“White Material”

4 out of 5 stars

Very interesting story about a very sad situation.
Performances were fine, story a bit too realistic, story maintained interest throughout.
If you don’t mind realistic stories about man’s inhumanity to man, see this movie.

“Today’s Special” is enjoyable

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

“Today’s Special”

3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Enjoyable movie about family owned Indian restaurant in NYC.
Some good laughs, not roll in aisle laughs, but humorous.
Recognized some stars by face, not name.  Performances were all fine.
Good story, very realistic family situations, good humor, minimal CGI, solid characters – all of which result in enjoyable movie.

112 pounds lost in one year, I am euphoric!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

I started my weight loss on November 29, 2009, and today, November 29, 2010, I am 112 pounds lighter than last year. I am ecstatic, euphoric, and all other applicable synonyms about the loss. I have attained the 112 pounds loss by eliminating desserts (unless celebrating a loss milestone), eliminating in-between meal snacks, eliminating popcorn / candy at the movies, and limiting my evening snack to an apple. Frankly, I am surprised I have managed to loose that much weight by only initiating those four eating behavior modifications. I eat all my dinners out, and I still order what I want when I have dinner (except for dessert). I thought I may have to change my dinner habits to loose my desired weight. So far, that step has not been required, but of course, maybe required to loose the additional weight I desire.

I will celebrate my weight loss anniversary by having the biggest dessert on the menu tonight, but will return to the no dessert rule unless celebrating a milestone again tomorrow. As euphoric as I am about the loss, I must maintain focus, and loose another 38 pounds or so. When I reach the 150 pounds lost major milestone, I will evaluate how I feel / look, and determine at that time how much, if any, more weight I need to loose.

In the meantime, I will celebrate my 112 pounds loss, while maintaining focus to ensure I do not wander back to my old eating habits with the associated weight gain.

It is nice to be a member of the Over 100 Pounds Lost Club. Of course, it would have been even better if I did not gain all the weight in the first place, but there is nothing I can do about past weight gains other than learn from them, and ensure they do not happen again.

“Tangled 3D” is very good

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

“Tangled 3D”

4 out of 5 stars.

Geared for kids, but an adult can enjoy.
Animation is very good quality.
3D is nice enhancement without being overbearing.
Voices were good match for animated characters.
Enjoyable story, typical children’s movie nice ending.

Recommended even for adults.

“Love and Other Drugs” is very good

Friday, November 26th, 2010

“Love and Othe Drugs”

4 out of 5 stars

Funny, entertaining, and serious at the end.
Ann and Jake both gave fine performances.
Story was interesting, dealt with a serious disease in a humorous yet respectful manner.
Jake, and Ann seemed to have good onscreen chemistry.


“Burlesque” is very good

Thursday, November 25th, 2010


4 out of 5 stars.

Movie is very good.
Cher, and Tucci both gave excellent performances.
Interesting story, lots of top notch singing / dancing, overall enjoyable entertainment.
Cher was her Diva best.


On this Thanksgiving Day in 2010, I am very thankful I have lost 106 pounds since last Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

On Thanksgiving Day 2010, I weigh 106 pounds less than I did on Thanksgiving Day 2009.  I am extremely pleased, and thankful for this loss.  On Thanksgiving Day 2009, I promised myself I would weigh at least 100 pounds less on Thanksgiving Day 2010.  I had made many similar proclamations in the past, but this time, I actually followed through by loosing 106 pounds in the year between the two Thanksgiving Days.  As pleased, and euphoric as I am, I must retain focus, and loose another 40 pounds or so.  The “or so” part will depend on how I feel, and look when I reach the magical 150 pounds lost milestone.  If I need to loose more, I am determined I will.

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all.

“Faster” is very good

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010


4 out of 5 stars.

Although a bit intense with the accompanying gore, I enjoyed “Faster”.  I was never into professional wrestling, but I have become a Dwayne Johnson (aka “The Rock”) fan.  I enjoy him in all the movies he has starred.

The movie is fast paced, intense at times, lots of gun action, with a bit of a surprise ending.   Dwayne, and Billy Bob Thornton both gave top notch performances.

I am a big fan of 60’s muscle cars as well.  It was nice seeing the 67 GTO, and similar vintage Chevelle SS396.  Nice to see that raw carbureted power again.

If you don’t mind intense gun action, along with emotionless killings, see this movie.  The action is great, storyline very interesting and fine performances by all stars.

“Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part I” is good

Friday, November 19th, 2010

“Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part I”

3 1/2 out of 5 stars

I have not read the books, and am not a big fan of the series.
Overall, the movie is good.
CGI is top notch
Just a bit of a problem with the accent.
Story was fairly interesting, again never read the books.
RPX presentation was excellent,, appreciated comfortable seats for this long movie.

“Unstoppable” in RPX is an improvement

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“Unstoppable” in RPX (Regal Premium Experience)

I ate at Longhorn, and felt like a movie afterwards.
Had seen all the movies I had any interest in seeing.
Regal just upgraded one of their large theaters to RPX (Regal Premium Experience).
Even though I had seen “Unstoppable, it was not in a RPX auditorium. Since “Unstoppable” was the inaugural movie in the new RPX theater, thought I would give RPX a try.

The picture is definitely sharper, the sound is crisper, the seats way more comfortable, and the experience is definitely premium. As expected, the price is premium as well, a $3.50 premium. For most movies, a premium I would spend.

Give RPX a try if it available at your local Regal Theater.