November 8th, 2006

Pennies for a rainy day

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I'm such a flaming liberal!


Sadly, my state is not. John Russell (D) lost for US Representative of my district (to Ginny Brown-Waite). And it's looking like Charlie Crist took Governor, over my man Jim Davis. I guess he might be better than Jeb Bush, but I'm not holding my breath. The Republicans also took the Attorney General's seat, as well as the Agriculture Commissioner.

However, Bill Nelson (D) did retain his Senate seat, against Katherine Harris. And Chief Financial Officer went to Democrat Alex Sink. So small victories. And even without Russell, the Dems took the the national picture is looking good.

I guess we'll wait to see if they can take the Senate too.
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After a "dry spell" of decent cinematic ventures (the last really good movies I saw were The Prestige and The Departed...two and four weeks ago, respectively), this weekend is going to ROCK.

On Friday, my Regal cinemas is opening FOUR movies that I have been highly anticipating.

1) Stranger Than Fiction - I've been excited about this one for a long while, and Emma Thompson makes me SO happy. And my love for Dustin Hoffman goes without saying. It's about damn time!
2) The Queen - possible Oscar for Helen Mirren, and's about time she got one. The reviews have been INSANELY AMAZING. It has a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes (the next closest films are Borat, Volver, Little Miss Sunshine, and The Departed)...I think I really will orgasm if Volver ever gets within 30 miles of me.
3) Babel - oooooooh, the goodness. Brad + Cate + global social issues = so intriguing.
4) The Good Year - unlike the others, it does not have a "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and I've never been a huge Russell Crowe fan, but Provence! Not to mention Marion Cotillard (from Big Fish and Love Me If You Dare), and a few of my favorite Brits, Richard Coyle and Tom Hollander.

Oh, the cinema gods are smiling down on me.

The bad news is that I'm going to be at my Mom's this weekend. But with any luck, I can get her to take me to one of them (A Good Year or Stranger Than Fiction...the other two aren't "mommy-friendly").

But Sunday...I think I'll make it a double feature. And then maybe the other on Tuesday...I think I get discounted Sour Patch Kids on Tuesdays.
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