Sunday, June 23, 2013

Some Shock.

I just came across the most fascinating article just on my way to write this post; women in Syria joining the rebel forces against the Assad regime, because "they can't succeed without us" and the woman is holding onto a big old gun, so I believe her, and she apparently also used to work at beauty salon. Well that's something that didn't really happen during the American Revolutionary War. In other news. Edward Snowden has left Hong Kong for Ecuador via Moscow; apparently the Hong Kong government stated that the U.S. criteria didn't match up for extradition. There's a lot of criticism for what this man did (who's around my age interestingly enough), but then there's also a good bit of positive talk about what he did. Perhaps he's not a hero, which I don't believe was his intention, and he's certainly a very shrewd man, but I don't believe that he's a traitor. He said something to say and share with his fellow Americans and it cost him everything, and now is life is changed forever. I think it took a lot of courage for him to do what he did, and I wish more Americans would become angry that their own government is spying on them so calculatingly. There it is. Well, this is the last full week of June; a week from tomorrow is July 1st. 2013 is essentially half over. It's seems like it's been a long while, but at the same time it has gone by so fast. Before all of us know it, 2014 will have come and gone. I was feeling adventurous, so I decided to watch a film called Bottle Shock, which has a very good cast. From Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Rachael Taylor, Dennis Farina, and a surprisingly fantastic performance by Freddy Rodriguez. It's a lovely little, intimate film about how Napa Valley in California joined the ranks of some of the world's finest wines, if not the best. I don't know how else to put it besides that. It's kind of a comedy and drama at the same time....so dramedy I suppose, right? Good acting, good screenplay, likable and enjoyable characters. I also have to say there was something so relaxing and beautiful about the wine country in California. I can't believe I lived in that state for so many years, and never once visited that area. I will have to do that in the future some time. I would have to say that  it earned an "Admirable Ability" and I would certainly watch it again, and if you like good, fun, and interesting films than this is your cup of tea. Hey, and if you love or like wine, then you will love this film I'm pretty confidant to say. Powered through a good bit of editing for Book II today, so let's hope that I can keep it up for the rest of the week. Lord knows how I am going to do that with how many other things I have to do. If I just think about work right now, my mind goes on overload. Good luck to all of us busy, working and struggling people this week.

Bottle Shock trailer

jOBS trailer 
(I'm not too sure about this, but I'm always up for good film surprises).

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