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My photos from dog camp are finally uploaded. Yep, lots of dogs, trees, lakes, more dogs. Boring as hell for some of you. So don't look. Rusty and I have spent a lot of time together the past couple of weekends, doing some fun things. Hopefully, he'll write about it on his blog, which has been neglected for quite some time now.

Suddenly, we are going to lots of free movie screenings again. Last week we saw 3:10 To Yuma, which I thought was FANTASTIC. It was followed by a Q&A with the director, producer, editor, costume designer, and a few others. We also took in a new adaptation on Sleuth, which screened at the Pacific Design Center. That in itself was pretty cool. Even cooler though was the Q&A after the film with director Kenneth Branagh! I didn't hate the movie, but I think I enjoyed the conversation following more. Coming up this week is Eastern Promises. Viggo is not scheduled to be there, but David Cronenberg is. Skipping book club for that one. Oh yeah.

I mentioned before that October is incredibly busy and it is. This week alone we have at least one film, a concert, two theater events, and a museum exhibit.* We are also trying to get the house in order for an impending family visit. With so much going on, I don't even have time to tell you about who I met at an art event yesterday. I will say that she is on Flight of the Conchords and has an adorably bizarre internet series that I love. Now, I just need to meet Bret and "Murray."

We discovered our favorite pumpkin patch is open again this year (it was closed in '06), so we are going to try to squeeze that in sometime this month too. Bring on the candy corn! I need energy!

*The movie is free, one of the theater events is half-price, and the concert tickets were bought with some rewards points and were very inexpensive. Lest you think we are suddenly well off.


Chris said...

I loved 3:10 to Yuma but I made sort of a mistake of watching the original about a week earlier. The older one has its flaws, but Glen Ford was so good and I liked the ambiguity about whether he and the rancher's wife had a history so much that it made me slightly disappointed in the remake.

Very envious about the Branaugh and Cronenberg panels! I would just a soon Branaugh do nothing but direct and star in Shakespeare adaptations, but I'm interested in seeing Sleuth...

Brenda Griffith said...

Oh I SOOOOO envy you! I have been on a "good" movie kick for a few weeks (I get to pick the next two dinner/movies for date night and have picked the last three). We saw 3:10 to Yuma (loved it), Moliere (I loved it, Dave thought it was a French substandard Shakespeare in Love) and Eastern Promises. What to see tomorrow night is the big question (no obvious low-hanging fruit till later on the week--up for next week--when Michael Clayton comes out).

Anonymous said...

Wee I would love to go to those movies. No such luck here.
Sounds busy, but great fun.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap, there are pumpkin headed children at that pumpkin patch, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!

Joanne said...

3:10 to Yuma was one of those that I had to think about whether or not I liked it after it was done. I do love me a Western, though so that's always a positive. :) I think ultimately I did like it, but I could tell it was based on a story from days gone by. There were definitely parts I had to think about in different terms. I kind of had a hard time believing that Russel Crowe just kept riding along.

TiggerLarue said...

I want to go to dog camp!! Looked like a lot of fun!!!! Oh, and, yes, we did Portland, OR about 3 weeks ago. I haven't had a chance to update the ol' blog yet! :0)

The Mad Doctor said...

I so want to see 3:10 to Yuma. Glad to read it was good.

Yay for a busy October...virtual candy corn sent your way.

Nanette said...

I liked 3:10 to Yuma, too. :)

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