Sunday, January 5, 2014

Review of the Wolf

Went to see the "Wolf of Wall Street" last night with Krissy. Dinner and big beers at Replay first, then next door to the Oriental Theatre for the movie. It's the greatest theatre I've ever been to. It's actually an ornate movie palace built in 1927. They don't make them like that anymore.
The movie was very good, not great like the book but I find that is usually the case. Or, maybe I just had too high of expectations. It's a 3 hour movie structured a lot like  "Goodfellas" with a narration by the main character to tie the plot together. It's a lot more comedic than the subject matter usually predicates. Jonah Hill was top notch and at one point he had a sixty second Joe Pesci type tirade that was brilliant. It has tons of F bombs and you become almost oblivious to the nudity towards the end. Overall, it captures the era in a remarkable fashion and I highly recommend it.
As long as I'm on the subject matter, here's my stock market tidbit of the day. Experts will tell you that you can't beat the market so just invest in index or mutual funds. Do you know who those experts are? Index and mutual fund managers who don't make a cent if you buy your own stocks! Do your own homework and make some money. You can outperform them if you just try.
Goodbye Phil Everly who passed this week. Along with his brother Don, the Everly Brothers were one of the inaugural inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Good news for my son Coco who started his indoor soccer season yesterday. The Tosa Thunder won 5-3 and the kids had a lot of fun being back in action. 
Below is a picture that Krissy took from the warm house of me cleaning off the truck from our most recent snow storm. Now we have a -57 degree wind chill front coming in and schools are already closed for Monday. Is it any wonder that I yearn for the Conch Republic?

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