Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Way Way Back Movie

Incredible...just incredible !   And not just because of Sam Rockwell ;p

Liam James (Duncan) is so understated but he does so much with this role. The writing is great, imo. I was so impressed when I found out Nat Faxon (Ben of Ben&Kate) and Jim Rash (Dean on Community) wrote this. Both do amazing jobs with their supporting roles. The last scene made me cry, and I wasn't even a fan of Pam's characterization throughout the movie (you're supposed to be upset with her for kind of abandoning Duncan). She comes into her own after seeing how Duncan has managed to re-define himself this summer, right under her nose.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

President Obama just issued a statement today about the jury's decision on the Trayvon Martin case:

The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America. I know this case has elicited strong passions. And in the wake of the verdict, I know those passions may be running even higher. But we are a nation of laws, and a jury has spoken. I now ask every American to respect the call for calm reflection from two parents who lost their young son. And as we do, we should ask ourselves if we're doing all we can to widen the circle of compassion and understanding in our own communities. We should ask ourselves if we're doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis. We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this. As citizens, that's a job for all of us. That's the way to honor Trayvon Martin.

After Zimmerman verdict, we don't have any right to talk about equality in this country

They should make jurors take a stupid test before a trial starts... Anybody who has studied law even a little bit knows that the fact that Zimmerman did not testify means his OWN LAWYERS thought he would hurt his case if he took the stand.