I hope you're all having a good Father's Day; or, if you don't live in the US, a pleasant Sunday!
The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett: Only just started this one.
In the Shadow of Iris, starring Charlotte le Bon and Romain Duris
If you liked Gone Girl, you'll probably enjoy this movie. I did, anyway! It's in the same wheelhouse of twisty-twist, neo-noir thrillers, with a few gratuitous sex scenes thrown in because France. I don't want to talk to talk about the plot in depth too much, but the basics are that a wealthy French banker's beautiful wife disappears, and an ex-con and down-on-his-luck mechanic becomes suspect numéro un.
The LEGO Batman Movie, starring Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes
Honestly, I thought this movie was EXHAUSTING. Way too much going on and at a frenetic pace. It also wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, considering Lego Batman was the best part of the Lego Movie. It just reminded me of why I don't like superhero comics or movies, and why I dislike Batman movies in particular (he's still not as pointless and boring as Superman, though, I'll give him that much). YMMV of course.
This week[s] in heidenkindom:
Howdy there, y'all! It's been awhile since I've done one of these. The beginning of June was a challenge for me. I had to do my quarterly taxes, which never puts me in a good mood, and there were a bunch of work-related fires to put out that led to even more stress and headaches.
I did do a few fun things these past weeks: I went to a wine tasting of really good French wines; and my mom and I checked out The Western: An Epic in Art and Film at the Denver Art Museum. It was one of those exhibits that looks super-cool (see gif above), but doesn't have a lot of information. I was also disappointed in the near-total lack of discussion on the role of Indians and Hispanics in westerns. But whatever. Here are some pics!
|Paintings by Charlie Russell, WH Koerner, and Frederic Remington|
|Dramatic entrance to the High Noon room|
|EI Couse, The Captive|
|Sergio Leone's passport!|
|Frederic Remington, A Dash for the Timber, 1889|
|"There are two kinds of people in this world: those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig."|
Have a fantastic rest of the week, everyone!
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