Amelia is a movie nut. One of the big events of her year is the Oscars and since not all of the movies nominated make it to Shreveport, she and Chris make an annual trip to Dallas each February to catch up on some that she hasn't seen. And that is where they are now, with several friends, catching up on movies.
I haven't seen a movie in the theater this year and never watch the Academy Awards, but love listening to Amelia's enthusiasm.
Last night, Fee and I tried to watch All the King's Men with Sean Penn, Jude Law, and Anthony Hopkins. We didn't make it too far before Fee switched to Law and Order reruns. I can understand why the movie didn't do well: we kept asking each other, "What did he say?" Everything sounded garbled, almost as if they were speaking a foreign language. Not an appealing movie in any way. I've never read Robert Penn Warren's book, so I don't know what changes were made in the screen play, but aside from despising the Huey P. Long character, finding the plot difficult to follow, and difficulty understanding the dialogue, I have to wonder what other desecrations were made. The fact that Louisiana politics have always been corrupt didn't make the movie any more appealing.
O.K. I'm off to take some gumbo over to Laddie and see what he's up to this morning.