Rory and I flew to Boston today.
Our flight was fairly uneventful, but then again, Rory didn’t spend any time in the cockpit.
This is my friend Wendy Molyneux and her sister Lizzie.
Build a special shelf at your respective homes ’cause I am very sure…
This is just the first of many!
It’s no accident that the movie poster for What If places good friends Wallace and Chandry at a diner.
The film is clearly trying to be the When Harry Met Sally for this generation…and does a decent job.
Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan are quirky and appealing, their friendship believable, their banter quick and smart.
She has a boyfriend (who made me laugh), and Daniel has emotional baggage — plus best friend Adam Driver of Girls who has huge energy…and is huge standing next to Daniel (which is pretty funny right there).
This is a rom-com, so there are misunderstandings, yearning, romantic postcards (in this day and age), implusive international flights, fist fights, and at least two weddings — babies, too.
What if that stuff still worked in films?
You know — it kinda does.
Add this to the list of things that your parents never tell you…
The 2014 US Open Miniature Golf Tournament starts today in nearby Oceanport, New Jersey at the Bluegrass Miniature Golf Course.
And if we wanted to, you and I could play!
We just have to declare ourselves professionals and join the US ProMiniGolf Association. (The fee is $25.) Then there’s the US Open tourney fee of $100. It’s a par 40 course without the typical windmills and clowns, and the winner takes home $3,500.
(So, don’t expect to see Tiger or Rory in the lineup.)
And get this — men and women play together. In fact, the favorite is a 19-year girl from the Czech Republic who has won all the miniature golf majors this year.
This tour sounds way more fun than the PGA — am I right???
It’s hard to believe that it has been three and a half years since I first saw The Book of Mormon in previews on Broadway.
I was in the audience twice in the first two weeks in case it closed…but luckily the critics and New York audiences agreed.
It was the musical of the century.
I won front-row tickets on Twitter for tonight’s show. The faces have changed, and possibly some nuances of the staging, but it was just like seeing it for the first time.
I made eye contact with the cast, said hello to the conductor and got spit on.
Guest blogger Rory Dog writes:
My Momma Dog is so silly sometimes…
It’s a good thing I don’t distinguish between feet and hands, or this game might offend me.
This morning was grey and rainy, so I decided to go see Guardians of the Galaxy.
So, off I went.
If you love Chris Pratt from Parks and Recreation and have been on the fence, go see it. This is a superhero film infused with his trademark sense of humor.
Bradley Cooper is also hilarious as the voice of the raccoon. And the talking tree, who can only speak four words, will become a favorite.
I have to admit, though, one of the most gut-wrenching movie moments in the theater today was seeing the trailer for Interstellar for the first time.
The film centers on a Christian boarding school in the Dominican Republic that advertised itself as a rehab center for troubled US teens. The filmmaker, an evangelical school student, was allowed complete access to the teens there and, during production, uncovers disturbing information about the school’s “behavior modification program.” She also learns that some students had been kidnapped from their homes with their parents’ full knowledge and permission.
Her commitment to the project eventually morphs into a determination to help these abused teenagers — one in particular who wants to leave the school where he is essentially being held prisoner.
This story is heartbreaking and, I learned, just one case among thousands around the world.
It is a must-see.
The broadcast and online media outlets have all gone gooey-eyed over the way NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams announced his own daughter Allison’s casting in the plum role of Peter Pan in the network’s upcoming live action production –
No tears here.
I demand that the full investigative reporting resources at NBC News be hurled at this story, which reeks of nepotism, entitlement and…dare I say, piracy.
J.M. Barrie said it best:
“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if
you your daddy will sacrifice everything else for it.”