Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

Busy Weekend

The fun started on Friday when czar_wolfhound showed up to spend the night with us. He had been doing some research in the state and needed a place to crash before heading home. scritchwuff also showed up as well as Kitty's friend. I grilled up a bunch of steaks for everyone. Dinner was slightly delayed because we finally had a good true monsoon storm blow through with pounding rain, thunder and lightning (including a few *flash**booms*), and pea-sized hail. The added benefit was that it lowered the temps about 20 degrees, so what was hot and muggy turned into perfect weather to sit out on the patio, yerf, and drink bourbon.

We said our goodbyes to Czar on Saturday after a nice breakfast. Then it was time to just do a little shopping and relax. I had to get yet another windshield put on my car since a crack had spread across the entire thing. I think that's my second one in 2 years. We were treated to another good monsoon storm that evening although it was a little less intense.

I had mentioned to Kitty that "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" was getting some really good reviews. She took that to mean that I really wanted to see it, so she bought us tickets for Sunday. I must say that it was a very good film. I can easily see Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio for Actor, Quentin Tarantino for Director, and whoever did Cinematography. It's very much like "Inglorious Basterds" where history gets turned on its head. Hollywood loves movies about itself, so that's why I'm thinking it'll be a front runner for Best Picture. We shall see.

In other movie news, we watched "Arctic" over the weekend as well. I had read a review about the movie, and it sounded interesting. A bush pilot crashes in the middle of nowhere and has to survive until rescued. There are only 3 people in the entire movie and one dies right away. Another is in a coma for most of the movie. So if you like a lot of dialogue, forget it. On the good side there is a murry purry polar bear. "I'm not here for booty. I'm here to eat ya!" Mads Mikkelsen deserves an Oscar nomination for his acting. I thought I never heard of him before, but he played the title role in the TV show "Hannibal." He was also a Bond villain in "Casino Royale." The movie is kinda in the vane of "All is Lost," the 2013 movie with Robert Redford where he's lost at sea by himself. That was a good movie. We also saw the recent stinker by him, "The Old Man and the Gun." If that's what we wants to end his career with, it's a whimper not a bang.
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