March 1, 2011
Took my bride out for a date last Friday night and we went to see The King's Speech. I'm glad we did, though it was odd that there was not a single young person in the theatre. Maybe they'd all seen it already. Anyway, we went to The Black Swan a couple of weeks earlier (that's two movies in one year - take note, it's a trend). I figured that had to win some Oscars because it was a compelling story and Natalie Portman gave such a great performance. I thought it might win the best picture award after we saw it. Then we went to see King's Speech and I was even more impressed with the overall film and thought it had to win some gold. Now, I admit I'm culturally challenged because I'm not a TV watcher or movie goer. I can't explain how Lani and I went to the movies twice in a month, it's usually twice a year. But having done so, it made watching the Oscars Sunday night more enjoyable than any time in memory. If fact, it's the only time I ever really sat down and watched most of it. I thought the presentation was better than I'd ever seen, too, which kept me watching. Everyone said it was "young-i-fied", and maybe that's what was different. Anyway, if you didn't see either of those two movies, they are recommended, of course. You might even say they were the best films of the year. Alice in Wonderland in 3-D was great, too, but I'm not sure anyone saw it but me. Going on a date again is fun, too.