Saturday, July 25, 2015

Weather Report - Trainwreck - Regal Theatre - Paper Towns - Baseball

Saturday==>The day here in Winter Park, in the Sunshine State, began with cloudy skies and as the day has progressed it has gotten worse. At 3:00pm it is now lightly raining and the forecast is for it to continue for the remainder of the afternoon and into the early evening.

The temperature is 89º, which is manageable, but ... and a huge but ... the “feels like” index is 100º and, folks, that ain’t pleasant.

Oh well ... luckily my entertainment plans for today will require only a minimal exposure to the elements (details below).

This morning I was able to do my usual early morning walk and wander session, recording==>3.07 miles.

So ... let’s move on with your favorite Sunshine State blogger’s report card on yesterday’s entertainment event ... the movie ...

TRAINWRECK - “Ever since her father drilled into her head that monogamy isn't realistic, magazine writer Amy (Amy Schumer) has made promiscuity her credo. As much as she enjoys an uninhibited life free of commitment, Amy is really in a rut. While writing a profile about charming and successful sports doctor Aaron Conners (Bill Hader), she finds herself actually falling in love for the first time -- and what's more, Aaron seems to like her too. Amy starts to wonder if it's time to clean up her act.”

Billi Pod’s report card==>B+

This movie is in-your-face profane with, I think, every known cuss-word in the English language used at least once and, honestly, some of the scenes are kinda cringe-inducing even to someone as open-minded as your favorite blogger.

However, having said that, it is overall, just the kinda humor that Billi Pod loves.

The show is a rom-com from the perspective of a horny female with a tendency to tell-it-like-it-is, regardless of who it may hurt and/or offend.

The acting is excellent, especially the two leads, Amy Schumer and Bill Hader. Colin Quinn also does an excellent job as Amy’s lecherous alcoholic father.

I was surprised at how well professional athletes LeBron James and Amar’e Stoudemire performed.

Bottom line==>if you are in the mood for excellent acting that is laced with profanity, then this is the show for you. If not ... then stay far far away.

This was my first visit to the Regal multiplex located in Winter Park Village, just across the street from my apartment. I was very impressed.

Yeah, I kept planning to go to a show there and then would change my mind at the last minute etc.

The venue is huge, with 18 theaters, including 3D and IMax, all on one level. It is currently showing 14 movies. The facility is clean and the staff is very friendly.

Because of the layout it appears to me that it would be easy to see multiple shows on one ticket if you wanted to.

The concession stand at the entrance is mammoth. Now, that isn’t a big deal for me because I very rarely eat or drink anything at a movie.

They offer a reduced fare for senior citizens==>$9.47, which includes taxes. I don’t know what the full-fare is.

Yeah ... the whole experience got Billi Pod back into a motion picture mode.

When the show was over I came back to my apartment and settled in to watch some baseball ...

Unfortunately, the Yankees basically sucked as we got our butts kicked up in Minneapolis, losing 10-1 to the Twins as former Yankee Phil Hughes pitched innings of shutout ball. Our starter, Michael Pineda, gave up 5 runs in 5 2/3 innings. Barf!

Tonight at 7:10pm is the second game of the 3-game series.

On the mound for the first place Yankees (53-42) will be CC Sabathia (4-8) who had a decent last outing vs. Tommy Malone (5-2) for the Twins (52-44).

Moving on ...

My plans for the rest of the day are to return to the Regal Theatre to see the just opened ...

PAPER TOWNS - “Young and shy Quentin is in for the night of his life when Margo, the most popular student in high school, recruits him to help her play mischievous pranks on the friends who betrayed her. The next day, however, the mysterious Margo is nowhere to be found. With help from a few buddies and some cryptic clues that she left behind, Quentin embarks on an obsessive mission/road-trip to find the girl who stole his heart and made him feel truly alive.”

This show opened to generally very favorable reviews.

When the show is over I will come back to the cool and comfortable confines of my new apartment and settle in to watch baseball for the remainder of the evening.

So ... that brings you loyal and faithful readers and followers up-to-date ... so ...



Yesterday’s Pedometer mileage==>4.78 miles (or, 10,465 steps)

Total mileage for 2015==>844.97 miles (average 4.12 miles per day)

Billi Pod
“Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.”

1 comment:

Elodie Bentley said...

Summer in Florida can be tough, you are smart to do your walk and wander early, it is cooler and the rains don't start usually until later in the day. Clever you! Then you can hide in your cool and comfy apartment or at the movie theater across the street during the hot part of the day and then the evenings can be pretty nice! Management is everything!