“Eating with a spoon, they won’t give you a knife” (video)

May 13th, 2011 by alephnaught

“Eating with a spoon, they won’t give you a knife” (video)

Nathan and I went to an El Pollo Loco for a quick lunch – the food is pretty healthy, fast, and tasty (he agreed just so you kn0w). But, they only gave him a fork and spoon to eat a two-piece lunch.  Of course, I thought of Peter Gabriel’s wonderful “Lead a Normal Life,” and […]

June 27th, 2009 by alephnaught

Sawtelle, Glasses, and a Woody Allen movie, “Whatever Works”

Aviva went to a lecture on acrylic techniques at an art supply store in Culver City; while she was there I went to my favorite news stand at Robertson and Pico, then to Sawtelle, which is the second and smaller Japanese area. I bought a few toys. Card with picture of Buddha figure I purchased […]

June 14th, 2009 by alephnaught


We saw the movie Séraphine today.  The movie is about Séraphine de Senlis, a famous French “modern primitive” painter; you can read more about her here.  The film is dark, mirroring her internal landscape; there is very little dialog, again mirroring her psychological state.  She works as a cleaning woman and paints because God and […]

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May 10th, 2009 by alephnaught

Saw “Star Trek” today

Aviva and I went ot the new Star Trek movie today. No spoilers here. This is a movie to go see, especially if you watched the original series, Star Trek: Next Generation, and Enterprise.  There are a number of wonderful connections made with these series, for example the inclusion of Captain Christopher Pike, who features […]

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February 22nd, 2009 by alephnaught

Dinner, some shopping, and “Revolutionary Road”

We did a bunch of apartment cleaning (always made interesting by being skrunched into a one bedroom apartment while still looking for a home).  We dropped Basil off at our dog sitter’s and did some errands. We ate dinner at Bistro Ka’s at the local (huge) mall, Topanga Canyon Mall run by Woodfield.  The food […]

September 1st, 2008 by alephnaught

Frozen River

We just got back from seeing the movie “Frozen River” which stars Melissa Leo.  Ms Leo was a star of one of our favorite TV series of all time, “Homicide: Life on the Street.” The movie involves a woman whose trying to get a real house after her husband runs off; he’s a former gambling […]

January 24th, 2008 by alephnaught

The Orphanage

Guillermo del Toro’s latest movie is yet another fantastic journey Guillermo del Toro’s new movie, “The Orphanage,” follows in the footsteps of his other movies.  This is magic realism set in an orphanage where, as you’d expect, things are not what they seem. In this film, the special effects take a back seat to the […]

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December 24th, 2007 by alephnaught

Youth Without Youth

We saw “ Youth Without Youth,” the new Coppola movie. The internet database entry is here and the studio web site is here. I liked this movie and Aviva didn’t – its a story about love, life and the metaphysics of time.  Tim Roth plays the main character, who is struck by lightening and becomes […]

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December 16th, 2007 by alephnaught

The Kite Runner

Saw it this afternoon at a midday matinee. Wow, what a movie – I cried twice during the film, and Aviva cried through most of it. Its a story of family, trust, friendship, bullys and standing up for one’s beliefs.  Its set mostly in Afghanistan just before the Soviet invasion and then during the Taliban. […]

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October 16th, 2007 by alephnaught

My Brother Is An Only Child

A good Italian film from the Chicago International Film Festival. Since I’m between jobs I’ve been trying to spend more time with Aviva.  She and I don’t typically like the same films, but I agreed to go with her to see this one for a Saturday night out. We ate dinner at a restaurant next […]

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