Lake Casitas

Lake Casitas
Ah the good life

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Winter's Bone....Movie review

17 year old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) struggles with losing the family home and having to provide for her mentally ill mother and two younger siblings when her father apparently skips bail and is nowhere to be found. Jennifer Lawrence gives a candid tough as nails performance that has you rooting for her character from the start. Believing Jessop Dolly dead and left with no kin except her uncle Teardrop (John Hawkes) she does her best to unravel the mystery surrounding his disappearance. John Hawkes is both chilling and believable as a man who could snap at any time. Ree tells him "I was always afraid of you" and he says "that's cause you're a smart girl". This film is gritty and unapologetic. I hadn't heard of this movie prior to its Oscar nomination for Best Picture. I can say although it didn't win, it deserved the nomination. The cinematography was outstanding and the characters were frighteningly authentic. So on the Heart Chart...
Winter's Bone gets 5 out of 5 Hearts ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Monday, March 7, 2011

Best & Worst

Best: My illness is mostly gone. Yay! Had a fun day at the zoo with my sweet Cheri. Princess Raven Waves won her court case. Double Yay. Her son Julian won his first mma fight. Scary..Yay! Scary cause I wish he wasn't fighting but yay cause at least he won. Finally got our taxes filed. Enjoying our new bakeware. Making lots of fun baked things. smiles. Getting lots of laundry done so everything will be fresh and clean again by end of day. Love fresh and clean. smiles. Getting some more financial matters wrapped up for good. WooooHooooo! Worst: Our tax lady passed away so there were unscheduled delays in our tax preparations. We will miss her, but I am sure her son will do a bang up job. He is very cute and looks so much like her and seems to have her kind heart. RIP Taoma Michaud. Our son Jeremy lost his keys so we are again having the locks changed. sighs... I have a lingering cough and congestion from my illness that's really pissing me off. I mean come on!!!!!!! It's been a fucking month already!!!!!!!!! Funniest: When I got smacked right in the face by my own boobie when I was trying to get out of bed. Wow, talk about a cartoon moment. Noelle said the look on my face was priceless. Watching a female Orangutan school some parents in dealing with their obnoxious children. It was something we should have been videoing for sure. She took a switch and stuck it through the fence and was smacking at them. Loved it. I will never understand why people allow their kids to taunt the zoo animals. Of course the switch couldn't quite reach the people but it was the point of it! Go Orangutan!!!! What I learned: A new analagy from my youngest son Jeremy that made me laugh... "It's like your knee deep in zombie shit and out of ammo". LOL That Orangutans are very smart and are able to use tools like we do. To be careful when exiting the bed lest your own boobie will smack you right upside your head!!!!