How sickening is it to see the trailer for a film, be all excited about seeing it, get to the theatre, and then be completely underwhelmed by the picture? Well, that is absolutely NOT the case with American Gangster. This movie delivers all it promises in the trailer and more. It is true that both Mr. Washington and Mr. Crowe are consummate professionals and have done this kind of thing before, but the story is the star of this movie. It is riveting. Enough time is spent on each aspect of the wide-spread story, but not so much that you wind up feeling that the movie is chasing rabbits. I give it a definite thumbs up. I also predict, and this doesn't take a genius, that there may be some kind of record set. In our theatre at the 5ish showing, people who came in close to start time couldn't sit together. The movie is also long, but it doesn't seems as if it's very long.
Bubba, Sr. and Granny came to visit today and we had a nice time. They really enjoyed visiting with The Child (and Supermom and me).
Also, my sister has requested that y'all go vote for Coach Chris Hatcher on http://www.coachoftheyear.com/. He's really a good dude and the football coach of Georgia Southern. I have to admit that I'm gonna go over there and vote for Coach Mark Richt. So, if you don't vote for one of those guys, vote for some nice guy near you!
Okay, what is the deal? I've added spaces in between the paragraph about the movie and the one that is about Bubba, Sr. and Granny forty times, but it won't show up. ARRRRRGH! What's up with that?