Can you believe that it's Wednesday already? I can't. I'm scheduled to work an 8-hour shift tomorrow and am not feeling too enthusiastic.
Yesterday was Busy. Notice the capital B. I had lunch with my cousin and her husband. Her birthday's next month, so she's a bit older than me. When she and I were young our very progressive grandmother took us places, young being around 10 years old. Taking the two of us on a 2-hour train ride to the Philadelphia Zoo was an undertaking. Neither one of us remembers the trip in its entirety, but then that was a long, long time ago.
Then, last evening, I went to see Jordan Peele's latest "Nope." I really liked it. That being said, my friend thought it dragged and did not like Emerald, the character played by Keke Palmer. I liked Emerald, a woman wanting to be an authority who learns that survival has not thing to do with authority, a woman who discovers her street smarts might be the wrong smarts if she wants to stay alive. Casting is excellent. I liked Bandon Perea as Angel, who learns that staying alive has its own sharp barbs. Daniel Kaluuya, whose quiet, brooding silence hides his inner strength. He's much smarter than his sister, Emerald. "Nope" is not for everybody. Oh, and in case you're wondering, it is science fiction and there's a lot more action than horror, in fact I didn't think it was scary at all... just very intense.