Sunday, May 16, 2010

Movies You Should See

On Friday, I had a chance to watch INVICTUS, a movie with Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon, as a rugby captain.  It was a marvelous movie.  Made me wonder why anyone would play rugby though.  It seems a very violent sport, but I guess football and hockey aren't that much better.  Anyway, the movie was a wonderful study not only of South Africa following apartheid, it showed a nation torn along racial lines come together over a rugby team. 

This afternoon I went to see ROBIN HOOD.  I loved it.  Unlike other Robin Hood movies, this one was very unique.  The main character is not Robin of Lockley, but Robin Longstride, an archer who fought with King Richard in the Crusades.  I don't want to spoil the story for anyone, but I really did enjoy Russel Crowe in the title role.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Babylon Podcast

A couple of days ago, I got an invitation to participate in a special Babylon Podcast on B5 Beefcake.  The guys of the podcast had done a show on B5 Babes -- and this was to be a response to their effort.

Summer, Mike and Bret, regulars from the show joined Laura Martos of the League of Non-Aligned Knitters and I to talk about the humans and aliens on the show.  I think we all thought Marcus and Franklin
were among the hottest males on the show.  Whether it was the hair, accent or mannerisms, Marcus just struck a chord for many women watching Babylon 5.  Stephen Franklin  was built -- body and brains is a hard combination to beat.  On the alien side, it was a toss-up between Londo and Vir.  I think Vir had an anticipated edge for youth and stamina.  Everyone just loved G'Kar -- a mix of strength, honor and virality.

Anyway, it was a cool experience.  The show should air in a couple of weeks.  Be sure to visit to hear all of the marvelous shows they have had to date.  Pick you favorite show and see how they reviewed it and what comments were made from other fans.