Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Review of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

So, we watched The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel tonight for Family Movie Night.  It was The Girl's turn, and her choice -- although it was just a mild preference (we're running low on movies that interest her).  But:  she liked the movie.

The movie is about seven retirement-aged Brits who, for one reason or another -- but for most of them, financial - they retire to a retirement home in India (because it's cheaper than remaining in the UK).  A subplot is that the hotel manager -- who (as near as I can tell) inherited the failed hotel from his father, although his brothers are co-owners -- is trying to make it a success, even though his enthusiasm outstrips his business abilities.

Good acting, good dialogue, well-made; a good story.

Totally worth watching.

I think there was some bad language.



Thursday, November 10, 2016

I guess it is summer

I think it's now the first day of "functional" summer:  I've had sweat rolling off me since I got home.

It's now about 9:50pm:  am wearing cutoff sweatpants and no shirt; still too hot for comfort.

The air is thick as I breathe it.

I need to fire up the fans (an oxymoron?).




Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Two neckties and one hat

Two more nectktie-shirt combinations.  And a hat.


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Saturday, November 05, 2016

Two more neckties

Two more neckties:  the first was from 31 Oct, and the other was from Friday (yesterday).

As I've mentioned before, I like to push the boundaries as far as what "goes together".  Wearing a patterned tie with a plain shirt, or a plain tie with a patterned shirt, isn't very interesting.

The second is often my "Friday shirt":  the pattern is of eucalyptus tree flowers.  I reasoned that the pink in the flowers corresponds to the pink in the necktie.  And maybe it does.

It probably helps that no one except the grand-high boss actually wears neckties (Queensland is a fairly casual state).  So the fact that I'm actually wearing a necktie is a "bonus".


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My review of Doctor Strange

Well, I finally saw my first 3-D movie: Doctor Strange.

I liked it: not my most favorite movie ever – but a perfectly decent movie. And the “magical realms”, “other dimensions” scenes were well-suited to 3-D.

Go see it on the big screen (rather than at home), in 3-D, if you can.

Enjoyed it while I saw it; but won't be seeing it again (i.e. no “memorable scenes”).

Also: I learned that if you go out to see a movie, and you've just eaten a quarter watermelon all by yourself, you ought to visit the restroom before going into the theater. Otherwise you'll have to leave midway, and possibly miss an important scene.

BTW:  (1) Best casting since Hugh Jackman for Wolverine; (2) great American accent by an English actor!