Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's running mate and Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The New VP Candidate" covers that.
Hillary is 44 is furious with the selection (see "Something Smart, Something Stupid") and they may be right. I believe in a grace period. For a politician that would be about a week. So I would spend time trying to wait and see on this. It might be a great move for the ticket, it might be a bad move. It might make no difference at all. I have no idea. I just know that I'm surprised that someone can make a snap judgment like that. I don't think they can make a sound judgment.
I'm also aware that they have shown no interest in Roseanne Barr or Jill Stein's campaign so I will assume their heart was setting on voting for Romney and now they are going to pout like a little child because their own personal favorite wasn't picked.
I really do feel that's how it looks.
(I'm voting Jill Stein most likely. I will not give Barack a second term with my vote. Forget it. He didn't close Guantanamo, he's still got all these contractors and officials in Iraq, he's going to war on whistle blowers and so much more. Not going to support his lying ass.|)
"Peace, Love and Misunderstanding." That's a film I'm blogging about tonight. It's not available on DVD, I had to go to the movies for this one. And did.
And was glad I did.
This is a really great movie.
What's it about?
The son in the film is making a documentary and he says something like, "What is any film about?"
That's a good answer.
Catherine Keener has two children, the son and Elizabeth Olson. She's married to the guy from "Dune." And he tells her that he wants a divorce.
This leads her to pack up the kids and drive to her mother's causing the kids to ask if their grandmother is dying?
Why would they ask that?
Because they've never met her.
Catherine is a conservative and her mother is a hippie. She sold pot to the guests at Keener's wedding and Keener had her arrested at the wedding. That was it for the two of them until now.
Who plays her mom?
She's so great in the film. And I love her character's house except for the chickens. There I was like Keener on wanting the chickens out of the house.
But otherwise, it's a really great house in Woodstock.
Rosanna Arquette has a cameo in the film and it's great to see her in anything, big or small. Ava and C.I. wrote an incredible piece about Rosanna several years ago. If you never read it, you need to because I think it is the best thing about Rosanna's career ever written: "TV: What About Rosanna?."
So Keener has to come to terms with the mother who has frustrated and embarrassed her and this happens at a time when she's frustrating and embarrassing her own daughter.
I want to see if there's a soundtrack because I really enjoyed the music. (And that includes a duet Keener does of "The Weight" with an actor in the movie.)
I would love to tell you the theater was packed. It wasn't. There was a couple in their 30s, a couple in their 50s (both Anglo White) and two elderly couples (both African-American and they were there together, the couples knew each other). There was one guy who came in after the opening credits who was about 17 and that was it.
It was like seeing an art film. And maybe that's a good way of looking at this independent film? Like something starring Judi Dench?
If the characters were played by the same actors but with British accents, I'm sure it would draw the Miramax crowd. But it's their loss because this is a great film filled with small but important moments.
We're not all going to swing from building to building on spider webs or join up with a team of Avengers or replace Jason Bourne.
Most of us are going to live lives filled with small and meaningful moments.
And that's what "Peace, Love and Misunderstanding" is all about. I recommend this film and Ann's going to see it tomorrow because I told her it is my pick for film of the year of everything so far. (Ann and I do a top ten films of the year list each New Year's.)
Going out with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"