He dug his dead friends chili more than hers.

This weekend was spent being really lazy. I had my father-in-law and brother-in-law here visiting to attend a funeral. The weather here in Austin has been cold and rainy all weekend so everyone has been trapped inside. What to do but watch movies?

The Door in Floor. This was a kind of an odd movie with Jeff Bridges and Kim Basinger. It is about their dysfunctional marriage and a family secret that is eating away at them. My father-in-law was very excited to see a full frontal nudity shot of Mi-mi Rogers.

The Brood. This was an awesome David Cronenberg movie, so you know it was slightly disturbing. There is the hunky dad, the little girl who looks like Carol Ann from Poltergeist, the mom in the institution who looks way older than her husband and then Oliver Reed who every time I see I get angry that Ken Russell’s The Devils is not on Netflix. Anyway murders start happening in and around this family and somehow mom and her “brood” are to blame.

Jagged Edge. Jeff Bridges again only much younger and thinner. Glen Close is Jeff’s lawyer as well as lover, so things get complicated. Jeff is accused of murdering his wife, but Glen the kick ass lawyer gets him off so they can get jiggy with it and ride horses 24/7. But is this a good thing?

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Almost embarrassed I had never seen this movie. The only thing by Tennessee Williams I am really familiar with is the Glass Menagerie which I had to read in High School. A Southern family with money and issues trying to work things out. Paul Newman for some reason won’t touch his wife Elizabeth Taylor with a 10 foot pole and my guess is that it has something to do with the fact that he dug his dead friends chili more than hers.

Oh and in other news, I think I have finally figured out how to tie my book together and now the proposal is flowing out of me!

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