The Elephant Man is a movie about Joseph Merrick, a 19th century Englishman with a congenital defect. As I understand, the movie has lots of historical inaccuracies. But that is par for the course. It was an interesting movie, though the DVD print wasn’t good. I rate The Elephant Man 7/10.
Month: November 2009
I love most Tarantino movies, so of course we had to see Inglourious Basterds. The movie is about a Jewish special forces unit that’s sent to Europe to disrupt and kill Nazis (and scalp them). However, the Nazi intelligence officer who’s on the trail of that unit gets a lot more screen time. Also, there’s… Continue reading Inglourious Basterds
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Since we have watched all the Harry Potter movies, we saw Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the theater. This movie is better than the last installment. I rate it 7/10.
Siesta Key and Busch Gardens
It is now our family tradition to head to the beach for Memorial Day long weekend. Since the closest nice beaches are on the Gulf coast of Florida, we decided to go to Sarasota, FL. There we had a lot of fun at Siesta Key Beach, which had nice white sand. On our way back,… Continue reading Siesta Key and Busch Gardens
The Civil War
Recently, I have been reading about and listening to lectures on the US Civil War. So I decided to watch the Ken Burns documentary about the Civil War. I have watched it off and on and in bits and pieces on TV before, but this time I was serious and borrowed the 5-DVD set from… Continue reading The Civil War
Transpack Moving Scam
Last year when we visited Pakistan, we decided we wanted to move our furniture, books and other things that had been at my parents’ for so many years since we have a house now. My Dad contacted Transpack and they estimated the total volume to be in the range of 5-6 cubic meters and their… Continue reading Transpack Moving Scam