Thor: The Dark World. LOVED it! That is all.
Planes. Eh, didn’t love it. I thought maybe it was just me but after trolling review sites I see that I am not the only one who thought it fell short. For me personally, it just didn’t appeal from the get-go because planes don’t really grab my interest all that much. Cars was a similar experience although something about that movie just worked better. Sure, I enjoy an old airplane museum to a certain extent but not enough to make the characters in the movie come alive for me. Also, at times I felt like I was watching Cars, but with planes. Eventually the story has some of its own charm but overall I wouldn’t recommend this one.
I would, however, recommend Thor: The Dark World.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
~ Albert Einstein
We have dubbed the van, Rust-Oleum Rosie! And we’ve been putting in a lot of project time this past week.
Some of the work was too menial to photograph like removing water and propane tanks we don’t need, adding weather-stripping to the doors to reduce rattling and make sure they are tightly sealed, and re-caulking the side windows to ensure no leaks (we plan to remove/replace them eventually but since it will be some time before we can do that we wanted to make sure they are water tight.)
We also painted the dash black and army green and installed a new stereo. (Pictures show before and after.)
We added the drink holder to the front of the “doghouse” (the large green section between the seats) which covers the motor. (Makes for easy motor work!)
We then removed the old door paneling and used it as a model to make new panels covered in black vinyl.
We also purchased new wheels and tires and had side exhaust pipes installed.
It was all a LOT more work than the photos can illustrate. We spent half a day going round and round with the tire company over wheel and tire options. We almost went to another company after some serious frustration, but in the end it was going to be more headache to start over with another shop. The first company truly did cut us the best deal, even if we had to take our second choice for wheels because they initially quoted us a product that turned out to not be available until some unknown time in 2014. We couldn’t wait because we found that the rear tires on Rosie weren’t even rated for the vehicle, which made for a rough ride and could potentially be a hazard at high speeds. We think it all turned out in the end. We do like the wheels we got. Here’s a closer look at the pattern.
Lots more little touches on our list but most of the big, immediate work is done. (I think, lol.) Everything else will come with time.
Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
The Internship is a buddy comedy with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson who are middle-aged salesmen who lose their jobs and attempt to break into the tech industry through an internship with Google. The story is a little flat and nonsensical at times (some scenes not feeling entirely related or connected to the rest of the story) but we still laughed. Whether it was from the joke or from the ridiculousness of the scene, it didn’t really matter to us. We weren’t looking for high-brow entertainment with this one, just some lighthearted fun. All in all it was a good time, heartwarming and silly and just what you would expect from a bromance comedy.
We went out on opening weekend to see Catching Fire. Holy crap was the theater full. We arrived early enough to get good seats but without standing in line first. Luckily. The movie was good. Like with Ender’s Game, I had so much anticipation and having read the story before, I end up feeling slightly disappointed and deflated. I’ve read the book and then listened to it on audiobook recently with Don as well so it was still pretty fresh in my mind. Kind of reaffirms I shouldn’t read something in close succession to watching the movie version. It’s so hard to let the written version go and watch the movie on its own terms. A couple of details were changed for easier presentation on-screen (book readers will know what I’m talking about) and of course a lot of things had to be left out. However, they did a fair job of hitting the high points and making a cohesive story. It was good. Anyone who hasn’t read the books will probably love it. I definitely recommend it and think it was well done.
Nick: We’re looking at some sort of mental “Hunger Games” against a bunch of genius kids for just a handful of jobs.
~ The Internship, 2013
- The Internship (darrens-world-of-entertainment.blogspot.com)
- Film Review: The Internship (catholicskywalker.blogspot.com)
- Catching Fire – The Movie (bookjourney.wordpress.com)
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – A Review (asheathersworldturns.wordpress.com)