Okay, so I was reaching for a catchy post header so I could put up a couple of pictures we took over the weekend while we played tourist with some fun out-of-town (you know who you are!) visitors.
Some may already have seen Mr. T in his co-starring turn with ET which I posted on FB:
At Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum on Hollywood Boulevard.
Yes, we went to a wax museum.
I finally got Ryan Seacrest to spill the beans on what's really going on behind the scenes at American Idol this year:
And Mr. Tennis took control of the Enterprise and showed these walking stiffs how to properly run a spacecraft.
We actually had a lot of fun seeing all the different wax figures, from present day celebrites and well known people, to many from the past. Some were better representations than others, but how fun it was to actually walk up to these famous, sometimes infamous people and pose with them.
The museum was not like the wax museums I remember as a child where the figures were behind ropes and you had to look at a distance. They were standing about the rooms in different poses and could be scrutinized from any angle and sometimes you weren't even sure who was real and who wasn't.
I've been laying a bit low with a bad knee and trying to not injure it again.
Lost the cane quite awhile ago, so this picture is a shameless attempt to garner sympathy.
What better excuse to go see some movies with the gift certificates we received for Christmas.
On my sidebar you can see we have taken in Les Miserables and The Impossible, two excellent films about survival and triumph, although they couldn't be more different in style, content, and place in history.
We also saw:
Not getting great reviews, but we were drawn to the stylized film technique, costuming, set design as well as depicting Los Angeles in the 1930s, when gansters and corrupt law officers ruled parts of the city. It was a very violent movie set amongst beautiful people and beautiful places. "The Untouchables" it is not.
To continue to get "ready" for Oscar night, we saw:
Wow. A suspenseful, frustrating, astounding, incredible, violent, inspiring, conflicted account of a woman CIA operative's tireless efforts to find Osama Bin Laden. Directed by Best Director winner, Kathryn Bigelow, full of controversy, this film should have nabbed her a nomination again. This movie takes patience to watch as it takes it's time to work up to the well-known compound raid which was filmed in real time.
And I watched, "Amour".
Another one of this year's Oscar contenders. A French film with subtitles, the story follows a distinguished older couple grappling with failing health and is a testament to the strength that can exist
between a married couple.
Not a happy movie, but so well acted and filmed that you forget you are not watching "real" people deal with very difficult issues and choices.
As good as all the above mentioned are, I think I'm ready for a RomCom next.
Thanks Mr. Connor for the gift cards!
We saw Rachel at the wax museum and said hi for you!
What have you seen at the movies lately that you've enjoyed?