Lincoln: Reviewed

My string of seeing very good movies continued recently when I went to “Lincoln.”  Steven Spielberg directs a gigantic cast in this sprawling history lesson centered around the 13th Amendment.

Lincoln fans, history buffs, and people who enjoy high quality movie making will love this flick.  I think I’m a little of each.  Granted, I’m not a great Lincoln “mind,” and Spielberg might have taken liberties that I’m not aware of, I still found it to be a fascinating history lesson.

To be honest, I have no idea who the guy was that played Lincoln.  But he was very good.  Sally Field plays Mrs. Lincoln.  Apparently Mrs. Lincoln was not shy when voicing her opinion to Abe.  The rest of the cast is huge.  And filled with dozens of great character actors.

So if you’re scoring at home, and wouldn’t that be weird if you were, I rank the last three movies as such:

1.  Argo

2.  Lincoln

3.  Flight

Come awards time, Ben Affleck and Spielberg are going to have a battle for best movie and director.


4 out of 5 stars

Popcorn, 3/4 Red Powerade and 1/4 Sprite.

A man of about 65 years sat behind me and was wearing a healthy dose of Brut 33.  But he didn’t talk or doing anything weird so I gave him a pass.

Must Have Been a Fun Wedding Dance

During my recent, well-deserved time-off in the land of all things RED, Lincoln, a wedding announcement was brought to my attention.  Even though the wedding was in August, I’m sure the party continues.  In fact, it’s safe to assume that “a good time was had by all.” Click to enlarge.

It should only be a matter of time before Leno is stealing this from me.  Whatever.

Travelogue: Lincoln, Nebraska

Before Lincoln, Nebraska was Lincoln, Nebraska, it was Lancaster, Nebraska.  Then, following President Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, the city changed its name to Lincoln.  All of this according to Summer Sidekick.  He and Mrs. Summer Sidekick moved to Lancaster Lincoln a month ago.  It seems as though SSK has found gainful employment in the land of Go Big Red.  And apparently my internship program of which he was a graduate is paying big dividends.  It was very clever of SSK to take a hockey coaching job in the same city where the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team resides.  There is a pretty good chance that if his team gets off to a slow start it might go unnoticed for a little while.  Suffice it to say that the good people of Nebraska are CRAZY about their football team.  So I couldn’t help but feel like I was bad-luck while in attendance for their loss to Texas on Saturday.  I’ve never seen 85,000 people (84,000 dressed in RED) so disgusted.

University of Nebraska, Memorial Stadium, October 16, 2010

But cheer up Nebraska!  Losses are easier to get over when you have eight D’Leon’s to choose from!  And four of those are in Lincoln!  D’Leon’s is a hole-in-the-wall kinda place (I mean that in the good way) that serves Mexican food.

D'Leon's, Lincoln, Nebraska

If the good people of D’Leon’s would venture to North Dakota for location #9 I would ensure the long-term stability of their business.  Based on their Breakfast Burrito alone, (served 24 hours a day) I would be their #1 customer and spokesperson.

Anyway, Lincoln is really nice.  I would call it a “bigger Fargo.”  And I did on several occasions.