Friday, September 16, 2011

High Heels, Movie Reviews

Some things really bug me and for good reason, they are mostly just stupid. A good example is the new high heels that women wear now. While making my daily trip to the post office I noticed a woman not over five foot tall wearing these high heels that made her at least six foot. Not only that she had problems walking in them as they seemed to make her rock back and forth and then lean forward like she was making a three point landing on the side walk. While she was a little hefty the high heels must have made her feel off balance as she tried to maintain her balance. To go with the heels she had on a skirt that seemed six inches too short. I am guessing this was because of the heels and it threw the measurements off or something. Made me think that I was going to submit an appeal to the city council to make a new ordinance that prohibited such dress inside the city limits and a double fine if caught at the US Postal Office. That would be my do good offering to the city and would also protect me from being out done in the height situation. Since I am in the average height measurement for men of the world, I find it disgusting that women can run around raising their height by six inches and my little heals are no more than three quarters of an inch. If I could only wear their heals I would probably get a full scholarship to play basketball or I could high jump way above normal with my newly enhanced height. Now when I go dancing I also face the heel thing and that is more intimidating since I have a cowboy hat on and it hits my partner in the middle of her chin as we swing around the floor. Oh well now I have vented and ranted I will invent a man’s shoe with one helluva heel on it, make it stylish, get rich and retire to the real land of short people, Japan!! What a plan!!

Movie Reviews: “Colombiana”, ***, This one really fooled me and was a good movie. The movie opens with a star-making performance by 12 year old Amandla Stenberg as young Cataleya Restrepo, running, diving and sliding during a heart pounding pursuit that sets the tone for her character as an adult: an international assassin portrayed by Zoe Saldana. The plot is great and the assassin scenes or even better. Not only that she is killing off fat, evil, repulsive people so it makes it even better. One hit was even having sex with 3 women when our hero wacks him. Lots of active and fun to watch. Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language(what more could you ask for?)

“The Debt”, ***, Another good movie but a little deeper in plot. Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington star in the powerful story of Rachel Singer, a former Mossad agent who endeavored to capture and bring to trial a notorious Nazi war criminal-The Surgeon of Birkenau-in a secret Israeli mission that ended with his death on the streets of East Berlin. But now, 30 years later, a man claiming to be the doctor has surfaced, and Rachel must return to Eastern Europe to uncover the truth. Overwhelmed by haunting memories of her younger self and two fellow agents, the still-celebrated heroine must relive the trauma of those events and confront the debt incurred. Interesting ending and worth the money. Back and forth in time was a little confusing but makes you stay alert. Rated R for some violence and language.

“The Help”, ****, This was a four star movie for sure and will gather some awards next Oscar night, I predict. While the movie has some smiles in it it is also mindful of a nagging, uglier part of American history, or at least that of the Jim Crow South. The movie is, at its core, the collective stories of black women who, one generation after the next, devote their lives to raising the children of white families in 1962 Jackson, Miss. Exceptional performances by the fantastic ensemble cast balance light and dark throughout. Actresses Vila Davis and Octavia Spencer are the ones who command the most attention by allowing characters to reveal fear even as they personify the courage necessary to fight back-to lead, at least, their own quiet revolutions for what is right. The movie reveals the real issues of that day and since I can remember those times, I can say it was not white washed and was a sad time of our history, but is now being corrected. Rated PG-13 for thematic material.

EA, SH........:),



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