I got this in campus mail today:
Chancellor Richard Herman and Provost Linda Katehi cordially invite you as an academic employee celebrating an employment milestone to a luncheon honoring 2007-2008 academic retirees and academic employees completing 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of service.
I’ll be celebrating 10 years of service as of June. Wow.
The grandparents have Robin this weekend, so we’ve been catching up on the DVR by watching some movies.
- Blades of Glory: The DVR failed to record it, but claimed it was there. This may have been a secret blessing, but I’ll try recording it again this week.
- Crank: Not a bad movie, especially if you looked at the cast (Jason Statham) and adjusted your expectations accordingly.
- Children of Men: A decent movie, but depressing and bleak. And, for some reason, Clive Owen‘s character kept reminding me of Alan Rickman‘s Metatron from Dogma.
- The Departed: Star studded cast, excellent cinematography, well-crafted script and plot. Great movie in general. My only complaints would be: there are a couple loose ends left hanging at the end of the movie and Jack Nicholson was ad libbing too much, though I’m sure the ad libbed material improved the film.
- Man of the Year: Robin Williams, Christopher Walken and Lewis Black walk into a movie….And 2 hours later you are just glad it’s over. Not a terrible movie, but not worth paying to see either.
And, now back to your regularly scheduled March Madness.
I have to post this while I can, Sebastien Bourdais has put Scuderia Toro Rosso ahead of their engine supplier Ferrari in the Formula One Constructor standings.
I assume things will change dramatically at the Malaysian Grand Prix, Australia is always a mess.
I went to the Virginia Theatre last night to see There Will Be Blood. In general, I’d highly recommend it, but it is not for children or the faint of heart. As usual, Daniel Day-Lewis gets so far into the character that you think this is some sort of biopic about him. And, if you don’t like grating, mechanical soundtracks, be prepared to cringe repeatedly.
Next I need to see No Country for Old Men.