commented on Prisoners: A Film About a Crime That Seems Almost Impossible to Solve
Charles...you have pleasures-in-store. Take his most recent, Oscar-nominated Best Foreign Language film, INCENDIES, for retrospection. Proceed backwards to 2009's POLYTECHNIQUE. Both available on Blu-Ray. Keep an eye out for ENEMY, premiering this year near-simultaneously with PRISONERS at TIFF.
Director Denis Villeneuve is worth getting to know better.
commented on On Italian Food in Burien
I second "tacky's" recommendation about Filiberto's. At their former location closer to SeaTac, they even had an outdoor bocce ball playing area.
Nov 13, 2012
commented on Petraeus: So Far, Nothing More Than a Soap Opera
I so agree with you, Brendan.
I clipped that NYT article about the CIA report and carried it around with me yesterday so friends would have a chance to read it. I also was talking a lot about Venice.
On the other hand, all of this Petraeus news has fallen on my deaf ears.
Aug 8, 2012
commented on The King Cat Theater Looks to Be Closed
Like many others, it's where I first encountered the third kind and met the man who would be king. I also went in there to go out of africa. But my fondest memory is of seeing Sigur Ros there for the first time!
Aug 6, 2012
commented on Man Says He Was Kicked Off Seattle Ferris Wheel for a Gay Kiss; The Ferris Wheel Company Says He Was Kicked Off for Being "Obnoxious"
$50 for the VIP gondola? For that much money, not to mention the glass floor, I would feel entitled to put my feet up on the seat opposite me (unless strangers were sitting there already). As for leather, it's just the kind of material that wouldn't be damaged by someone's feet. Ottomans are often made of leather, for crying out loud!
Back to that glass floor. It's a slightly unnerving sensation and does prompt some people to "distrust" it at first. You might very well feel the instinct to put your feet on the seat opposite.
And the "VIP experience" at $100 per couple? I would expect the TV to work. I would expect to be able to raise my foot and place it on a leather seat. Hell, at Mariner's games and in movie theatres, people put their legs and feet up on unoccupied seats in front of them every day!
I find nothing "obnoxious" in the description of Jacobs' behavior supplied by Griffith whatsoever.