Sunday, January 17, 2010
Rita Theater, Benavides, Texas Circa 1958
MOVIE : AVATAR
Starring : Sam Worthington
Xavier’s Rating 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5
This Movie is definitely worth the price of admission. In fact, I went back for seconds. The imagery achieved by the new technology was phenominal, and has raised the bar for all future 3 D films. If you’ve seen other 3-D movies like "Journey To The Center of The Earth", you will really appreciate how this new computer aided imagery puts you in the center of the action and has a much more realistic feel to it. This new technology is a real feast for your visual and auditory senses.
The only place where I felt that the movie fell short was in the storyline. The good vs. evil plot was a little too simplistic for the 2 hours and 42 minutes of spectacular visual effects. It could have benefitted from 45 minutes worth of snipping on the editing room floor. I still say, “ Spend the money for the ticket, you won’t regret it”.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Dear Coronado Family,
(and all you Cattle Rustler Relatives nobody claims)
We don't have to tell you good folks what's been happening in our beloved little world these days: Sheriff murdered, crops burned, stores looted, people stampeded, and cattle raped.
The time has come to act, and act fast. There’s only one thing to do. Its time to save the date for:
The 2010 Coronado Family Reunion
Jana & Ruben Corkill’s Ranch
April 2 & 3, 2010
RSVP: March 1 to Georgiana.firstname.lastname@example.org
(so we cook enuf’ beans for everyone!)
And don’t let no sidewindin' bushwackin', hornswagglin' cracker croaker keep you from joinin’ the Coronado Hole-in- the-Wall Gang for a weekend that would make Poo Corkill proud! Barbacoa, rice & beans, tortillas and salsa picante that will curl your hair AND your chicharrones.
Badges? You don’t need no stinkin’ badges! Just put an X on that calendar in the kitchen and start countin’ the days ‘til April 2. Greasy spoon hotel information will be sent by pony-express and email to y'all in January.
Dress is casual – meaning one trough dunking earlier in the month. But for now -- stay clear of the law, and start plannin' to hit the trail in April.
To get a sneak peek at what’s goin’ on with those Coronados NOT in jail, go to: http://www.coronadosgarage.blogspot.com/ and check out the latest unconfirmed vicious gossip.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
RITA THEATER MOVIE REVIEW OF THE MONTH
“Don’t you wear Abercrombie & Fitch?” I asked. “Couldn’t she have been talking about you?”
“Yes of course, chica, but that is not the point!” he said, suddenly angry and jabbing his finger in the air. There are guys out there who are seeing her online, and they want her and how does that make me look?”
“Ella me ofendio y me insulto!”
Wow. Who knew that answering a simple Facebook question was breaking the Latino macho code of decent female behavior?
“Dwight, this is like taking the Cosmo quiz, I laughed. “Everybody takes the Cosmo quiz!”
It was no use -- he had been irrevocably insulted. She would be punished and “knocked off her pedestal” by being dumped as a Facebook friend. He had to do this to teach her a lesson and prove his love for her. He was going to say just that -- To prove his love, to prove he trusted her he was going to ban her from his Facebook page.
Ah, young demented love! I didn’t think this was the right time to ask if this was the same girl who had gone to the Autohotel El Principe. My mind is now wandering. I wondered, was the spaceship room his idea or hers? And what about the check-in process? Do they bring out an album with pictures and you choose? Or is it just potluck? “Hey, guess what!? You’re in luck! We have the Princess Leia;Luke Skywalker Suite coming available in the next half hour. There just finishing up right now, if you want to wait at the bar.” Again, more thoughts about disinfectant.
Dwight is in full-blown obsession mode. “I was A PLAYER,BABY! I know what is going on in these guys’ heads. There could be ex-boyfriends who maybe still want her. You know how you can look up people? Well, they are FINDING HER ON FACEBOOK and are LOOKING AT HER ANSWER and IT’S A MESSAGE TO THEM!”
I was going to continue arguing the point that his girlfriend could not possibly be held personally responsible for any lustful ex-boyfriends lurking on Facebook, when it occurred to me that Dwight may have had a little drug problem in the past that fried away some of his rational cells along with the filter that keeps what is flying around his brain from coming out of his mouth.
“Did I ever tell you that my last two girlfriends were models?”
Could be too much sun and too many drugs. Could be there is a Facebook dating code of quiz behavior I am too old to understand. Or maybe its just the inevitable in this country. Maybe if you live with your parents until you’re 35, you wind up being regulars in the space ship room at the drive-in coin-operated hotel.
Note: 2010 Guatemalan Autohotel Commemorative Calendar available in late November 2009.
ANSWER TO LAST WEEKS MYSTERY COWBOY PICTURE: IF YOU GUESSED THAT IT WAS THE LONE RANGER, YOU'D BE WRONG. CORRECT ANSWER: JOHN EDWARD CORKILL