Ken, Q and I are holed up here in St. George because we wanted to get away from winter for the Prez Day Holiday. Except that it's snowing here too . . .
So we've been doing indoor things like playing cards and going to movies. Yesterday we saw THE EAGLE, which I enjoyed a lot. It's kinda old school in terms of its production and themes. The movie does not rely on special effects the way so many action/adventure films do now. You get the feeling that it's all really mano a mano up there on the screen, which is kind of cool.
The movie also has a non-ironic approach to the subjects of honor and courage, both physical and moral. In a way I felt like I was watching something that could have been made in the fifties (except that the film is much grittier-looking), and quite frankly that was refreshing. No doubt this is due to the fact that The EAGLE is based on a book (THE EAGLE OF THE NINTH LEGION) written in the 1950's by the wonderful children's and young adult author Rosemary Sutcliff, who had a long and fabulous career.
And finally, it must be said, that Tatum Channing is way way way WAY easy on the eyes. Thank you, Tatum Channing, for putting on a short skirt and thereby making this girl happy.