So my final full weekend of self induced sobriety has found me plumply and pre-menstrual, curled up on the couch in my trackie pants with a peppermint tea in hand, watching mindless shit and wondering when the relentless poor weather will take a turn for the better and make everyone and everything sunny once again.
But enough whining, because something really great did happen this week, in spite of the shit house weather and my raging PMT. Craig put himself on nicotine patches and has decided to quit smoking! Hard to believe really, this is a man that used the Kung Fu Panda slogan of "True Heroes Never Quit" as a mantra and self justification for his continued addiction to cancer sticks.
Well, apparently, even in my current slovenly state I can be quite influential and my positive example has spurred Craig onto quitting himself. I must say, this has been the finest reward for having a sober month and trying to add a bit of zen to my life, because I didn't even ask for him to quit, he has come to this all on his own. Turns out that I just had to eliminate all toxins from my own life to influence this behaviour - which was totally easy! HA!
Whatever the reason, it's fabulous and I am proud of him for having a crack, it's not an easy thing to do, I know this because I did it about four thousand times before I succeeded. Craig's moment of zen is just around the corner, let's hope he can hang in there for it.
Release Date: 2009
Running Time: 94 mins
A reporter (Ewan McGregor) that has just suffered a failed marriage finds himself completely distracted from his woes when he interviews special forces agent Lyn Cassidy (George Clooney). Lyn is willing to reveal information about the top secret U.S. Army's project entitled 'New Earth Army' - a unit of elite and highly trained psychic soldiers that are planning to end war as we know it, forever.
This may well be the most under-appreciated comedy of all time. Here we have a group of highly talented and genuinely funny actors behaving bat-shit crazy in the name of the American military, this is absolutely hilarious stuff. Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges and George Clooney are absurdly intriguing here, playing characters that are so flawed and yet so inspirational at the same time. Expect quirk, expect something completely left of centre and you can expect to have a really good belly laugh out of this one.
FINAL SAY: It's the Silence of the Goats!
4.5 Chili Peppers