After being holed up for a couple of days this week, I decided it was time to get out of the house last night to get some fresh air. My very dear friends Steph and Alek invited me out for a no-pressure dinner and movie night and decided I wanted to go. It has been far too long since we’ve been able to spend time together so, to be honest, my main reason for getting out of the house was to see them. We enjoyed a very nice, leisurely Italian dinner and then went to a late showing of the new James Bond film Skyfall.
I have only been hearing really good things about Skyfall and after it enjoyed a very successful opening weekend at the box office, we were all anxious to see the film. I’ve said this many times but Daniel Craig is my favorite Bond actor. I’ve loved all of his Bond films and Skyfall is no exception. That said, I’m not sure I would call it the “best Bond film” for a couple of reasons. First, the movie is a bit long. They probably could’ve cut out 30-45 minutes and the movie would be just fine. Second, I had a very hard time taking Javier Bardem serious as the movie’s big bad villain. That wig? I mean, c’mon. BUT, I pretty much loved the rest of the movie. I liked the story, I loved Craig‘s performance … but Judi Dench steals the show. The movie did not turn out the way I thought it would so I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. The movie is action-packed so if you’re up for a fun time at the movies, check out Skyfall. The film makes a few clever nods to Bond films from the past 50 years so I can see why longtime fans are eating up this new movie.
For the most part, I’m still trying to lay low. I’m not really all that interested in doing much, to be honest. Movies are about all I can commit to right now. This afternoon, I’m going to an early screening of On the Road so I’m looking forward to that. I bought an iPad Retina on Monday so I’ve been occupying my time playing with it. David has an iPad and I would play with his from time to time but I decided I need one of my own. Having a new toy makes for a nice distraction so … that’s what I’ve been up to.
I want to thank you for all of the amazing message of love and support that you continue to send my way. It means so much to me, you can’t even truly understand. So … thanks <3