April 25, 2010

Happy Birthday to my grandfather!

He's 77, and the reason I do what I do here. For those of you who are curious, he spent the day watching Eyes Wide Shut on Blu-Ray and The Young Victoria on DVD.
-Happy birthday Pop!


  1. In case anyone didn't see this earlier in the year, this is his top 10 and bottom 10 of 2009:

    Top 10

    1. Avatar
    2. The Hurt Locker
    3. Up in the Air
    4. Inglourious Basterds
    5. Up
    6. Pirate Radio
    7. (500) Days of Summer
    8. The Hangover
    9. The Blind Side
    10. Whip It

    Bottom 10

    1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
    2. New Moon
    3. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
    4. The Informers
    5. Land of the Lost
    6. Bruno
    7. Halloween II
    8. Old Dogs
    9. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
    10. Away We Go

  2. Happy Birthday to your Grandfather who seems to be very much a class act all around who has great taste in movies! What did he think of Young Victoria? I really liked it. As for Eyes Wide Shut . . . I'll never put myself through THAT again!

  3. He thanks you kindly!

    He loved Emily Blunt in the flick, but overall found it kind of boring...which is what I thought when I saw it back last year.

    As for Eyes Wide Shut, I picked up the Blu-Ray because it was unedited, and I enjoy the film a lot. He'd seen it once before, but only from the projection booth when he was a Projectionist (which he did for about 30 years after being a construction worker and a plasterer, but before he became a Union Official for the Projectionists Union), so this was his real introduction to it, plus he has a Blu-Ray player and likes making use of it haha

  4. I probably enjoyed The Young Victoria more because I have a thing about the history of the English monarchs, namely the queens. My problem with Eyes Wide Shut was there was far too much Tom Cruise and not nearly enough Nicole Kidman (and I don't mean nudity). lol

  5. He watched Elizabeth last week. I think he enjoyed that more than this one.

    Well, we're fans of Eyes Wide Shut and he's a fan of Nicole Kidman nudity haha

  6. As for Elizabeth, I'm one of those people who think the film and Cate Blanchett should have gone home with Oscars, so that pretty much sums up what I think about that film! And I do appreciate Nicole Kidman's nudity - just probably not in the same way! lol