Weekend in the City: Tribeca 2

Sorry this is a little late…just to cover off, Justtwomorethings came down for the last weekend of Tribeca–unfortunately, weather wasn’t quite as nice as previous weekend, but it wasn’t snowing so I’ll take it.

We went to this little Thai place by our hotel for dinner. Neither of us had actually been before, but it turned out to be pretty good–I had the softshell crab with papaya salad, and Justtwomorethings had the noodles. The Crab wasn’t quite as good as the one in Hong Kong–It was a little dry, but not greasy, and the papaya salad was the right amount of light sweetness to counterbalance.

The movie–Mojave–was all the way over in Battery Park. Again, I’ll leave the full review to my sister, but it was…weird. And this is the second time I’ve seen Oscar Isaacs abandon an animal, and the third time he’s played a deviant, so…

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The next day we returned to NJ to meet Justtwomorethings’s friend for lunch. We ate at the Committed Pig in Morristown–I actually pass by this place everyday on the way to work, so was intrigued and meaning to stop by. it does do pig products well–my bacon was yummy and so was justtwomorethings’s croque madame (though the latter was too heavy to finish)

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Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians

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I’m not sure why I like this movie so much. Having never read the books that it was based on, to me¬†the film is basically Avengers with a fairy-tale twist, and full of the usual cast of characters. You have the big softy (Mr. North), the gruff kung fu master (Bunny), the hyperactive sweetie (Tooth) and the pint-sized powerhouse (Sandy) trying to convince the rebel with a heart of gold (Jack Frost) to join them against the embittered former pal (Pitch). The movie is wholly predictable.

But beyond the animation, which even in these days of CGI ubiquity is beautifully done, there is something else that really grabbed me. Even the inevitable kiddy moral seems less saccharine than it could have been, as the idea that there is nothing to fear but fear itself is easily applicable to all ages. It has corn, and it has cheese, but its good corn and cheese.