In college, I used to know this guy, Larry. Larry was a pretty intelligent guy. Not the wisest of guys, but generally pretty smart. There was one thing about Larry that I’ll never forget: he was the first professional college student I’d ever met. At 30 years old, Larry had degrees in a number of… Read more Never Ever Ever Ever Graduate
I’ve just spent the last 5 hours helping The Wife set up her classroom for the upcoming school year. She’s a first year teacher, teaching first grade. I’m sure you can guess how she’s feeling. (Hint: it’s not calm.)
It’s just after midnight on Friday/Saturday. The Wife’s on the livingroom floor, doing a bunch of cutouts for her first day of school, and here I am, sucking down on a two-liter of Publix Diet Lemon Lime, craving pizza yet denying myself out of concern for my health. Sometimes, you just wanna veg, ya know?
Last night I got a chance to see Constantine. Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book Hellblazer and written by Kevin Brodbin, Mark Bomback and Frank Capello, Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), who has literally been to hell and back. The film, like too many of the most recent films, is based off a comic, which alongside all the remakes of 70’s movies that have been done lately, may be the reason movie theater attendance is down this year. All in all the movie was pretty good, but unless you’re a fan of either Reeves or of pseudo-theologic fantasy flicks — in other words, unless you enjoyed The Matrix: Revolutions — you may well want to skip this one. Lucky for me, I like both action and pseudo-theological fantasy. Oh, and Reeves isn’t bad, either.