March 11th, 2011

Movies

In Theaters: Rango

Stepped out earlier this week for dinner and a movie with someone cool. Being fans of the animated movies, we quickly decided on Rango. And, wow. This is by far one of the better animated flicks I have seen in a while, and is, in fact, on par with Pixar's work. Great story, fantastic graphics, excellent voice work. It's the complete package. Make sure to check it out on the big screen, you won't regret it.

New trailers:
* Born to Be Wild - Disney's got a new industry of these beautifully-shot documentaries about animals, and I have no problem with that.
* Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil - Ugh. I was thoroughly underwhelmed by the first one, and the sequel looks to just be more of the same. Pass.
* Rio - Maybe. I'm still only at maybe with this.
* Kung Fu Panda 2 - Loved the first, excited for another.
* Puss in Boots - Never liked the Shrek movies, so, ehn.

News

Immigration, health spending, and the city

FRIDAY NEWS:
* Eek. Gallery of photos of the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake.
* Interesting. Could Wisconsin be a turning point for unions?
* "If you're serious about deficits, you shouldn't be pinching pennies now; you should be looking for ways to rein in health spending over the long term."
* Why we need to hold off from helping Egypt. (Hint: it rhymes with 'Boobarak.')
* Utah, of all places, comes up with a solution for immigration reform.
* Kevin Drum on changing public opinion.
* Good read: how to save a city.
* Will the NHL become less violent?