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Tuesday with Trek & Tyson

I love to go to the movies, but this past weekend I was reluctant to go see Star Trek. Nevertheless I did my girlfriend duty and indulged B by seeing this film. I am so glad I did because it was a hoot. Yes dahlings "a hoot". I left this movie happy and delighted. Now, a few little things about me : I am not a fan of sci-fi and I usually run when I hear that term. I am not a trekky or a trekker. But this movie was way fun and I highly recommend it.

Now, let's switch gears, just a bit. Two weekends ago, B and I went to go see the documentary "Tyson." I know Mike Tyson is not a popular man, but this movie is touching and compelling. I highly recommend it. Before seeing this film, I heard an interview on NPR's Fresh Air where Terry Gross described Tyson as highly articulate, I was skeptical of this description, because they were not adjectives I would have associated with this troubled man. But she was right. Mike Tyson is not a role model, but I was so impressed by his self awareness and his ability to discuss his many failures. It is tough to see a train wreck and although Tyson, has not led what one would describe as an "exemplary life", this film is not depressing and it is not a pity party for Tyson.
So there you have it, two very different films. Click here if you would like to hear the Fresh Air Podcast on Tyson. And feel free to leave me any movie suggestions. :)


me said...

I am glad you liked Trek. I am a huge sci-fi nut and love Trek. The movie made me giggle and snort...and there were hot men. THIS is all one can ask from a movie. I will have to wait to see Tyson on DVD as the last time I went to the movies (other than animated movies at the drive in for spotty chop) I saw the last Lord of the Rings...

Erin said...

I totally agree with the Star Trek suggestion. I usually cannot stand sci-fi and had never even seen a Star Trek movie. But the BF is a nut, so he got us tickets for Friday. It was good! I will have to check out Tyson...sounds just up my alley!

Gabbi said...

I was wondering about the Trek movie. My 'little' brother had mentioned it to me but I was completely skeptical. I'm not the biggest J.J.Abrams fan. But now that it has your seal of approval I'm gonna have to check it out. Also, the Tyson documentary sounds really interesting. I hadn't even heard of it.

Great film post! xo

anita said...

oooh, your brave girl...i'm not wired for pointed ears, space drama & out of orbit evils...

but i do like cute guys and humor!

sealaura said...

ME: I am also a fan of hot men hee hee! Jim in the movie is the son of the guy who played the captain on Chips. Just look into his eyes!

ERIN : Tyson is a great documentary, would love to hear your review later.

GABBI : i saw Tyson in Pasadena, one of my fave spots for independent films. There is also a new movie out with GAel Garcia BERnal I think it is called Cursi o Rudo.

ANITA : Try a matinee, b/c there is a lot of eye candy. Even young Spock becomes endearing and I dare say slightly hot. :)

Eliza said...

Hmmm...im glad you liked it...i am kinda intrigued by the Trek movie..and who doesn't like Chris Pine?! haha

Andrea said...

I am so geeking out over "Star Trek". I haven't seen it yet, but I shall. I'm not a Trekkie, but I definitely loved "Next Generation" as a kid.