Derek and I saw Lincoln last night.
For opening night, we were both a little surprised there was only one showing in the 7:00-8:30-ish range (at 7:45) and that showing was in the “shoebox theater” (I guess Twilight was taking up all of the larger theaters of the complex in its opening night). We walked in 10 minutes before the movie started and the place was packed. The only free seats were in the first and second rows. We managed to find two seats together on the edge of the second row and saw other patrons be turned away when the theater reached capacity. I guess AMC wasn’t expecting huge crowds for Lincoln?
Now, for the movie, the costumes, the sets, the acting, the directing… those were fabulous. I wouldn’t be surprised if Daniel Day-Lewis or Tommy Lee Jones earn another round of oscar nods and Joseph Gordon-Levitt continues to impress me with his diversity in roles and his ability to look swoon worthy with a mustache.
However, the movie was dialogue heavy and painfully slow. There were a few points where I had to pinch myself to make sure I stayed awake. It’s one of those movie I’m glad I saw in the theater, because if I had been watching it at home there’s no way I could have forced myself to pay attention and I would have found ways to distract myself on the computer, doing dishes, cleaning up, etc. or just plain falling asleep.
I did enjoy the history of it all. As soon as the movie ended, I got my smartphone out and started researching the life of Lincoln and what really happened. The movie focuses specifically on the passing of the 13th amendment and Lincoln’s death. There’s so much more to Lincoln’s life where my memory was kind of fuzzy about from history class, I’m inspired to pick up a Lincoln biography for my next book to help fill in the blanks.
Did you see Lincoln? What did you think?
In my search for awesome homemade protein bars, I made a batch of The Fitness Couple’s Pumpkin Protein Bars yesterday per the recommendation of a reader.
The texture of the bars reminded me of protein mug cakes or protein pancakes. They were spongy and not terribly sweet. The bars really weren’t for me (I wouldn’t make them again), but if you like the spongy texture of the mug cakes or protein pancakes, then you might be a fan.
We made burgers and parsnip and carrot fries for dinner.
And stopped at Yogurtology after the movie for dessert.
(p.s. all the holiday flavors are out! Pumpkin and Egg Nog and Gingerbread – oh my!)
This morning I took advantage of my planned rest day and slept in before making some eggs for breakfast.
The pumpkin bars were much better with almond butter slathered on top. 🙂
Do you know what today is?!?!
It’s my little brother’s birthday!!!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN!!
I can’t believe it’s been two years since we celebrated his 21st birthday at Pat O’Brien’s.
By the way, EPIC night. Check it out HERE.
And, yes, that is my eighty year old grandmother drinking from the giant hurricane.
Good times. Good times. 🙂