Sunday, February 28, 2016

Food, Inc.

What am I watching on Netflix?
This documentary has been on my To Watch List for quite some time, but I knew I wouldn't be able to eat beef, pork or poultry with a clear conscience after viewing it.
Today is a NO MEAT day for me, so I picked today to be brave and watch this documentary. What I didn't know was that fruits and vegetables are also in question.
Here is what I know, food that is bad for us is cheap. If it's healthy, the average person can't afford it. But can we afford not to eat healthy?
Cows are designed to eat grass, not corn. We were not engineered to eat high fructose corn syrup.
Watch Food, Inc.
I dare you.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Jane Got A Gun

I hauled my butt down to the theater and saw Jane Got A Gun. And I do mean hauled my butt down to the theater, because I usually walk (but not this time because it would have been dark by the time the movie let out - so I really don't mean I hauled my butt down there - I drove).

I love historicals. I love westerns. I love romance. This was all three. Throw in a love triangle and some bad guys and I'm a happy camper. Plus I snacked on popcorn and M&Ms in the dark. I practically had the place to myself. Natalie Portman was a great heroine: devoted, determined and in distress. Joel Edgerton was definately hero material: troubled, handy with a weapon and still in love with the heroine. Edgerton has been in some movies I've never seen, so I was pleasantly surprised by his performance. I thought Noah Emmerich (who I've seen in many shows and movies) was an odd choice for Jane's husband, but as the story unfolded, he was the right man for the job. Ewan Mcgregor won himself a spot in the bad guy hall of fame as far as I'm concerned.

I won't spoil the ending. Let's just say I was satisfied.