Good with milk

So with my mom’s new kitchen in place, I went over for dinner the other night with a couple movies in tow. As we scratched our heads over Junebug, she snuck off to heat up some rhubarb.

A simple concoction, cutting the stalks into chunks and bringing them to boil in a skillet with about half an inch of water and a handful of sugar. Over biscuits, it ranks up there with one of my favorite things.

We continued our double feature watching The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio with happy stomachs.

And now, short oblique movie reviews…

Junebug — At one point a lady stands on her lawn with her hands on her hips in the most unattractive of ways. She’s just watching her neighbors. That pretty much sums it up.

The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio — I just realized Woody Harrelson’s first name is an adjective for his acting abilities. If his character wasn’t so lame, this might’ve been a great flick. As it stands, it’s a Lifetime movie with better production values.

Last Holiday — Though it was worth both dollars I paid for admission at the discount theater, this would have been much better with commercial breaks and homemade food.

Walk the Line — The only thing I could think of when watching this DVD was that Felicity Huffman was insanely better than Reese, which is sad, because this might’ve been a fine movie. I just didn’t see it.

Hustle & Flow — Not bad, but the ending sorta ruined it for me. I could post spoilers, but that’d be like remembering the name of the man who shot John Lennon.

Zathura — It was better than Jumanji, and that isn’t hard to do.

Corpse Bride — Pretty to look at, but found myself bored.

Crash — After hearing so many polarized opinions, I decided to watch Brokeback’s nemesis and see what it was all about. Though it falls into a predictable formula, I found it to have a lyrical quality that moved me. Then again, I can listen to Kelly Clarkson.

2 responses to “rhubarb”

  1. Bob Avatar

    LOVE that photo!

  2. Tom Avatar

    I’ve got to agree with bob. Although I actually hate rhubarb. Its taste and its spelling.