Fans of The Governator's 1990 version of "Total Recall" tend to share a common concern with this reboot. They're worried that an iconic figure from the original will be forgotten in the Colin Farrell version.
My 10-year Crimson Bear reunion was - gulp! - two years ago. At the time I was slow to commit to attending, a little afraid of a long list of things. Maybe people wouldn't remember me; that would be painfully awkward.
The boob tube takes a seat on the bench this month (although I'm excited to write about "Cougar Town" next month, no joke). It has to.
Correct is not the word. Rather, "seems about right." That's the automatic reaction to various goings on in life. Bizarre lawsuit in Hollywood that seems about equal parts shady and weirdly believable (see Travolta, John)? Seems about right.
Does anyone really enjoy getting tricked? Maybe someone has a story about getting tricked into receiving, with no strings attached, a fortune. That would be an enjoyable trick.
Oliver Stone does drugs. For some reason, that seems important to point out from the get-go here. He'd be perfectly OK with me writing that, by the way. When it comes specifically to marijuana, he's downright proud of his habit.
Her name is Alice. She used to be the head of security at a secret underground facility for the evil Umbrella Corporation. The apocalypse outside? All those zombies and monsters trying to eat any human being left alive? Yeah, Umbrella did that.
Four books that took approximately a week to read (total, not apiece) somehow turned into five movies spread over five years. Kind of ironic.
Remember "Good Will Hunting"? It has been 13 years since Matt Damon and Ben Affleck co-wrote and co-starred in the movie that made them both stars, won them both Oscars, and forever made it acceptable to say "How do you like 'dem apples?" to your friends after winning a bar bet. Their careers are forever linked because of the way they arrived together.
Some conversations are just best avoided. It can be a matter of self preservation. There are people in your life that you know you cannot talk politics with; you know if the conversation starts, it will become an argument that you actually don't care all that much about but pretty soon everyone is yelling, tears are flowing, fists are flying. Maybe that is only a slight exaggeration. Or maybe you are that person that others avoid talking with. It doesn't have to be politics, either. If someone else knows a great deal more about something than you do, it is generally best to just talk about the weather (unless, of course, that person is a meteorologist).
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