July 2003

Set during the Great Depression, when America was in desperate need of an underdog, “Seabiscuit” is an entertaining, yet mildly overwrought movie based on a true story. Writer/director Gary Ross (“Pleasantville”) has taken Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling novel about a little horse that beat all the odds, changed a couple of facts, but left the spirit [...]

{ 0 comments }

Today was a day off toward the end of our tour, and Nick and I got up at 8 in the morning in our Cleveland hotel room and drove to Sandusky, Ohio to ride the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in the entire world at Cedar Point amusement park! After speeding our ass off to get [...]

{ 0 comments }

From Gore Verbinski, bankable and stylistically devoid director of “The Mexican” and “The Ring,” comes a silly little trifle of a movie based on a Disney theme park ride. If that sounds like fun to you already, then you may want to check out “Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.” Johnny Depp, [...]

{ 0 comments }

So Bill brought his DVDs of the first two Terminator movies in the van on this tour, knowing that we would see this one while we were out. I hadn’t seen them in a long time, and liked them both a lot. Sure, they are both basically just escapist fun, but they make sense and [...]

{ 0 comments }