Friday, January 23, 2009

There's No Hockey

by Anne

The All-Star Break comes every year, yet every year I'm surprised at this mini off-season we have. I came home from a movie tonight, and is my usual "I just got home for the night" routine, I was planning on checking the scores from the games that had already happened or were happening. I was CRUSHED when I realized there would be nary a score to check.

Sad times.

Adam and I saw Milk tonight. I'll give it 3 stars out of 4. It wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. There were sections of the movie I felt could have been condensed to make the film move at a smoother pace. The movie only covers eight years of Harvey Milk's life. I read one review that was like "an immense amount of time is condensed in this film" and I have to argue with that assessment. It was only eight years. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a slightly longer movie but covers many more decades than Milk. I came home and Googled Harvey Milk and found there were some interesting facts and incidents that were left out of the film. All in all the movie was interesting and engaging and Sean Penn and Josh Brolin gave well-crafted performances. I don't want to reveal anything about the plot, but both of these characters could have easily fallen into caricatures. I don't know how accurate they are at representing the real people, but their performances were great. This movie won't win Best Picture, and if it does, I think it'll be more about people supporting the issues it touches upon than the quality of the film itself. I'd recommend seeing it, especially so you can judge for yourself when the Academy Awards air next month. It depends on the person of course, but I'd still suggest if you had to see either Slumdog Millionaire or Milk, I'd say see Slumdog first.

So this guy who just started a blog asked me to do a write-up about the Sabres for this series of posts he's doing about each team. I happily obliged. However, talking about why you should cheer for a team is very difficult whan said team has decayed on ice the night before. Except Derek Roy. I should've just written the entire post about Derek Roy. Fortunately, I started the post during the day before the Lightning game so I had a head start on the good stuff. I didn't write anything that most Sabres fans don't already know, so its nothing too earth shattering. When he posts it I'll post a link to his blog so y'all can read it if ya want.

Alix has told me that Steve Bernier will be in Hawaii this All-Star break. :( Get tan, Big Bear! Don't get eaten by a shark, San Jose or otherwise!

This post brought to you by milk and honey hockey.
quite a tie

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to reading the write up about the Sabres, Anne!


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