Day #10 Wrap Up: Just Under the Wire

Warrior

No, I didn’t exercise today; sue me. It was raining all day long, and I didn’t want to have to walk or bike to yoga in the rain. Obviously, I also didn’t want to go running in the rain. So instead I just watched what I ate and hung out with The Man. We watched that newish Tom Hardy movie, “Warrior.” All I can say is – wow. If you’re not afraid of bloody beatings, give it a watch. It’s more of a drama than an action movie, but since it centers around UFC-style, no-holds-barred fighting, there’s also a lot of action. I rated it “Really Liked It” on Netflix, but The Man lobbied for “Loved It,” which is really saying something given his general grumpiness when it comes to dramatic movie endings.

For a couple who watch a lot of movies, it’s seldom that we watch something both of us walk away from contentedly. Even “The Dark Knight Rises” was a bit of a let down for both of us, despite Anne Hathaway’s great costumes and Joseph Gordon Levitt’s general awesomeness at everything he does. I swear I could be entertained just watching Joe breathe, but that’s in part because he won my heart in “Brick.” Weirdly enough, the sticking point for me in “DKR” was none other than Tom Hardy, who despite being an amazing actor really didn’t play a convincing enough Bane for me. He just didn’t do enough to fill Bane’s shoes, in part because he couldn’t convey enough emotion with that mask on. I just kept thinking that he should be working harder to inspire fear – I mean, hell, Darth Vadar gave me nightmares for years, and you never even saw his eyes – it was all in the stature. To be fair to Tom, there’s one point in the movie where his eyes convey raw emotion, you get it, you even feel for the guy. But just that little bit of goodness didn’t help balance the character for me. Have you seen it yet? What’d you think?

The Dark Knight Rises

Here’s my food for the day. The Man made pork chops for dinner. I hate pork chops, but I always give it a try when he cooks, just to be supportive. Sure enough, I could only eat a few bites. It’s better that way – I stayed just under my calorie allotment for the day.

 

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