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So Newton passed by with minimal effects to Sonrisa — electricity was out for a few hours with some 50 knots being recorded in the marina. A normal thunderstorm shuts down La Paz due to the poor drainage so it was a couple of days until the boys returned to school.
Plenty of trees down but otherwise La Paz came off lightly. It really is incredible that it was 10 years ago he crossed the Atlantic as a toddler, one really needs to enjoy these times, gone far too soon.
We now have a week in Puerto Vallarta sin ninos for our 14 th wedding anniversary, another milestone I find hard to appreciate, again seems like last week Mel and I were working on Wild B in Italy.
Just before we head to Tasmania in November our dear friends from Seattle Rennie and Denny are coming to stay on Sonrisa — a great opportunity for us to repay their incredible hospitality.
Tasmania will be an interesting time as we sort out our lives, Mexican permanent residency and whether to sell the farm in Tasmania.
Vancouver really is one of the most picturesque cities around, with all the bicycling and walking paths we never had to resort to a car.
The Canadian dollar being on par with the ozzie dollar made life that much more bearable and enjoyable.
So a big thanks to Gary and Jeanine for allowing us to stay for several days — a fantastic location. Finally a night in Denver at the Crawford hotel and a sumptuous meal with our ever generous host Chad McWinney — the meal at Stoic and Genuine, as last time, unforgettable — thanks Chad!!
Back in La Paz, with a pretty warm September — as I am writing this Hurricane Newton is some 24 hours away so the decks on Sonrisa looking very clean.
Hopefully the 20 odd lines holding Sonrisa tight will be enough. We managed to get out to Espiritu Santo Island most weekends for cooler times and the busy school days.
A few days to prepare Sonrisa for cyclone season — a very bare yacht with all sails, halyards, covers off. We found a good home for Peluchie our family cat for the last 18 months, with 2 months away now and then the 5 month trip to Tasmania in November it was just too complicated to keep him on Sonrisa — a very sad day when he left.
Our first stop in Seattle was to Denny and Rennies, our cruising friends from Columbia several years ago — such a warm welcome.
His first unaccompanied flight, we were so proud of him as he set off. An interesting time for Huon also as this was the first instance when they have been separated — in the end the parents stressing more than the boys!
As we did last year, a magic several days down at Stretch Island in Southern Puget Sound, July 4 th fireworks, kayaking, crabbing etc with Huon happily being a shadow to 3 older boys — now one of a pack taking on all the fashions and actions of the older boys.
Plenty of activities in Seattle over the next 6 weeks along with a pleasant offer to stay in their house in Vancouver from other cruising friends we met in Costa Rica in , Gary and Jeanine from High 5 — they are taking their yacht down to La Paz, and Costa Baja Marina over the summer.
Just the odd other yacht floating around. Two weeks just getting back into the cruising mode as we are now tied to the marina most of the time.
The highlight was the diving with seals at Isla Los Islotes, where the seals where very happy to perform for the camera with an apple as a toy.
A really wonderful trip with excellent weather. Last weekend we visited La Duna for an evening with several of our local Mexican families. This rustic and very environmentally friendly resort provides a magic location just to chill and chat for the children and adults that went very late into the evening.
February was rather quite, school runs, Mel studying all rather domestic. I popped down to Barra Navidad, south of Puerto Vallarta to bring Princess 1 back to La Paz, as expected on the nose most of the way so, double the time taken to get down there, some 3 days for some miles much of the time at around 7 knots.
A few days later to Cabo San Lucas so she could be hauled out for her yearly maintenance. We had a magnificent week with our dear friends from Monaco, Poala, Antoine and Daniel their 6 year old son.
Our new old two car family made arrangements easy. Mel was also busy for a few days helping arrange provisions for a couple of large yachts, something we might consider more of later on.
Finally we actually had some of that thing called work. Princess Two in the Caribbean was within days without a crew — Mel biting the bullet, agreed to come along for 4 weeks to cook.
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A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo. No Stone Unturned The Story of the Hacktivists Kevin Spacey's performance is worth the price of admission alone.
Enough hubris for a Shakespearean tragedy. Ambition Is like the sea wave, which the more you drink The more you thirst—yea—drink too much, as men Have done on rafts of wreck—it drives you mad.
Jack Abramoff Kevin Spacey may be the most notorious lobbyist of all time: The fees he received from tribes with casino interests were in the millions, navigated through Mike Scanlon Barry Pepper so as not to violate laws placing limits on those fees for licensed lobbyists.
This jaunty docudrama has the boldness of Abromov himself as it uses the actual names of politicians like Tom DeLay Spencer Garrett and Bob Nye Jeff Postil , who ended up indicted for their parts in influence peddling.
All the main characters have the names of real players, and while the film claims only to be "inspired" by real events, these characters were found guilty in real life.
Spacey plays Abramoff as a wheeler-dealer who knows he's getting deeper in trouble but can't stop himself. His apparent good deeds for the disadvantaged, such as his schools, couldn't mask the shenanigans he went through to get enough cash to float the good deeds, his two restaurants, and off-shore casinos.
All the time his wife Kelly Preston is worried because of late notices for the mortgage. During this time, certain Native Americans are on to his tricks and closing in on his exorbitant fees for uncertain profit to the reservations.
In this regard, the story is as you would guess it—the rise and fall of a gifted but flawed lobbyist who couldn't abide by the rules. Although he appears relatively high-spirited and hopeful in prison, I have a feeling this upbeat ending may not be the way he spent his time.
Events only "inspired" I must remember. Eventually even President Bush, who profited from Abramoff's ability to reap funds for Republican campaigns, would not sign a pardon for him.
I had the misfortune of seeing this film. I had thought it was going to be good, perhaps giving some insight into a political scandal I hadn't followed too closely.
The first half of the movie was mired in the land of bad exposition. Characters would come on screen and say "remember how we were back in college when Meanwhile, all of the scenes blast along without any sort of emotional appeal, no characters to connect with, not a single person on screen to care about.
Spacey is a great guy to watch, but here he's ham-stringed by the combination of bad script and worse direction. Even in scenes where his character is having political turmoil at the end of the film as the real Abramoff is in jail, this should be no surprise Spacey doesn't even sweat.
He's calm and cool but doesn't seem to care about his character's dilemma. Overall this movie is glib. Some movies can pull off the pacing that this movie attempts and it comes off as charming, quirky or perhaps even a little sinister.
It's got a story to tell and it's going for the lowest common denominator in showing it to you. You won't get any subtle clues, no emotional telegraphing, no clever reveals.
Just a scandalous story involving unlikeable portrayals, described with no style and with no real energy. A lot of the reviewers on this board are treating this like a real movie and complaining about the style, the pacing, the acting, or whatever.
They don't realize that the HBO docudrama is a genre of its own, and they all are directed like this, and have this kind of music and structure and pacing and so on.
If you've seen one, you've seen them all. They are fakey, boringly executed accounts of real things that happened, they feel like they take a million years to watch, and they really only appeal to people the first time they see one.
Republican culture is full of sleazy, cynical con artists with big dreams that hinge on manipulating people and ripping them off.
This movie is about two such men, Jack Abramoff and Mike Scanlon, and they are worthless people that no one with a soul can empathize with or relate to at all.
Watching them make their plans and cheat people and be disloyal to their friends and lovers is boring. In movies like this it is important for the screenwriters to feel that they've painted their main character as an irascible, charismatic character, rascally and witty, full of little zinger lines and whatnot.
The real Jack Abramoff seems to be a boring douchebag, and he probably did constantly do impressions of celebrities, but I doubt he was as interesting to watch as Kevin Spacey who is not interesting enough to save this movie.
Based on a real story and a real documentary releasing the same year, Casino Jack is just another fictional version of this fascinating story.
Jack Abramoff, a super-lobbyist in DC, who's job is to influence the congress in voting the way he wants. In return, Jack gets a sum of money from the special interest group that the voting benefited.
This job is perfectly legal and the law even states that Jack can accept the money from the groups. But in order to get the voting the way he wanted, Jack has to offer sporting events, private jets, hookers, vacations, and money to the congressmen that are willing to participate.
THIS is perfectly illegal. In doing all of this most of his life, Jack found himself in a ditch once in awhile and decided to take the wrong path down the road.
Performing illegal activities, involving in murders, and bribing congressmen. By the end, Casino Jack told the story of Jack Abramoff but did not tell a good one.
Sure this is a fascinating story, but director George Hikenlooper added unnecessary elements to the story that made it a dull and uninteresting political crap.
Kevin Spacey's Golden Globe nominated performance did help with the film's uneasy story-telling, but as good as it is, Casino Jack seems to fall flat while trying to shoot really high.
Kevin Spacey, Best Actor A slight chance. Republican political corruption in the Bush administration. TxMike 4 May The movie is based on real people and real events.
In fact a quick 'net search on Abramoff will give additional background on his crimes and convictions. It also led to Tom Delay, the "hammer", stepping down from his leadership position.
Always great Kevin Spacey is super as "super lobbyist" Jack Abramoff. Obviously a very smart guy, the lines between legitimate lobbying and selling influence become very blurred in his vision.
He has visions of grandeur and as a result needs more funds than he has available. In turn he uses most of the money for projects, like building a Jewish school, and a number of other illegal uses.
Graham Greene of Northern Exposure fame is good as Bernie Sprague, the native American who figured out what Jack was all about and helped bring his crimes into investigation.
Barry Pepper is good as Michael Scanlon, Jack's friend and co-conspirator who appeared even more easily corruptible than Jack was. Spencer Garrett is good as Tom DeLay.
Everyone should see this movie, simply for its inside views of how Washington really works. Plus, it is very entertaining.
The movie made a great deal out of Casino Jack's Jewishness. The problem however, at least for me, is that every time I looked at Kevin Spacey, I saw an Irishman.
Whatever Kevin Spacey is, ethically, doesn't matter, but he looks terrible for this part. I found it hugely distracting.
This is not a plea for stereotypical casting but for intelligent consideration of how actors come across. There were many inadvertent laughable moments in the film and also a few, too few, deliberate LOL moments.
There were excellent performances by Jon Lovitz and Maury Chaykin—they almost made the film worth watching. I think part of the problem with the construction of the film is that the target audience had not been fully decided: Was the intended audience viewers who didn't have a clue about Abramoff, viewers who knew a little bit, or who knew a great deal and wanted to see it played out on the screen?
I suspect the film is mostly viewed by those who know the story, and therefore it was annoying to hear all the primers, the explanations by the characters of the players and their history.
Not a successful film, but I liked being reminded of this sordid story, which, alas, is an on-going story in American government.
The movie was superb, with all the sarcasm and criticism one could imagine in the lobby business in states. Especially, the mimicry and flawless impersonation of Kevin Spacey makes it even more wonderful.
For those, who admire spacey and his work, its a must watch. Witty jokes and all the inside jobs on the senate of the United States are fairly portrayed intelligently.
George Hickenlooper, of whom we are not a big fan off, especially after a flick like factory girl, does to some extent pull this one off somehow.
My vote is 3. Based on the true story of a Washington lobbyist who created the biggest scandal in the Capital since Watergate, the film is ingenious and funny, replete with first-rate performances.
Casino Jack will be a box office success when it hits theatres. The Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff knows no limits to his hubris.
Spacey's portrayal of the arrogant, manipulative, dynasty building political criminal is pitch perfect.
The past few months has been filled with highs and lows for the Hickenlooper family. Mayor Denver John Hickenlooper was recently elected to be Governor of Colorado while his cousin George Hickenlooper created his filmatic masterpiece "Casino Jack" also known as "Bagman.
However, this success and the premier of "Casino Jack" at the Denver Film Festival has been shadowed by the death of director George Hickenlooper on October 29, He starts off as a harmless lobbyist, but is corrupted with wealth and power.
He trusts the wrong people to get ahead. Ambramoff and his colleague Michael Scanlon Barry Pepper success is short lived in the casino business and are charged with fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion in The film has some of the best if not the best cinematography of the year beginning with its opening scene showing Ambramoff talking to himself while looking at his bathroom mirror.
The scene is filmed with a series of brilliantly articulated camera angles setting the tone for the rest of the film. Award winning actor Kevin Spacey takes control of his character meshing his personality and personal touch of acting with the corrupt character of the man he plays.
He works with Hickenlooper's mastery of direction mixing comedy with fast paced crime in order to end his film career on a very sad but very high note with this year's Oscar dark horse.
The chaotic performance of Jon Lovitz helps create the dark comedic feel of the film and defines the meaning of corruption.
Barry Pepper's character Michael Scanlon is even more corrupted by Kidan than Ambramoffgiven giving him some of the best dialogue in the film including one liners and memorable interactions with the other characters.
At first glance the film does not seem very original and seems to have been on over and over again. The trailer to the film itself uses the Rolling Stones' song "Sympathy for the Devil" which just so happens to be the same song used for Oliver Stone's "Wall Street" sequel.
Therefore, the film is very predictable and it is very obvious how the film is going to end. Hicenlooper's film is all about the attention to the little and simple details.
The ego of Ambramoff is captured in many ways in the film, but the most effective comes from a very small reoccurring subtle action.
Ambramoff's pride in staying in shape is expressed as he carries weights with him while he is working along with a statement that begins and ends the film.
However, is this enough to save him? Ambramoff states, "I am Jack Ambramoff and oh yeah I work out everyday. I must admit I knew nothing about Jack Abramoff before seeing this film.
I'm guessing his story caused quite a scandal in the corridors of power in Washington DC at the time. I have never taken much of an interest in American politics, it seems very complicated to me and this film hasn't really changed my view.
It's opened my eyes somewhat, but it only goes to show just how cutthroat a business modern politics is! I will give you my thoughts on this one after a very brief summary.
This film tells the very recent story of Jack Abramoff and his associate, Michael Scanlon. They were lobbyists under the Bush administration.
Their job was to find companies or organisations that wanted or needed changes in legislation. They would then, for a substantial fee, approach the various politicians they needed to get the job done.
The wheels were often greased with large donations to re-election campaigns or similar. All of what I've said so far is, I believe, perfectly legal.
The film tells us about their dealings with various Native American tribes and how they defrauded them out of large amounts of money in order to secure gambling rights.
There is more to tell, but I'd better leave it there or the Spoiler Police will be charging me with misconduct. As I've already said, US politics is not a beast I usually confront and I'd like to say that this film convinced me otherwise, but sadly it didn't.
I found most of the characters quite despicable no real surprise there though and the way they go about their business quite deplorable.
The film itself is pretty well made and the plot does make sense after a while, after several of the threads begin to pull together. I can't exactly say it had me gripped, but it was quite well made and Kevin Spacey did a pretty good job in the leading role.
Sadly it's not one I'd recommend unless you're really into American politics, or really have to see all of Kevin Spacey's films. I viewed Casino Jack recently.
The story centers around Jack Abramoff who is a registered lobbyist. It is kind of an odd movie subject.
Jack rises and then falls in a dramatic fashion even though the true story is pretty dull. Lets look at the different areas of this film.
After reviewing the specifics I want to talk about Hollywood and politics. Kevin Spacey was the only reason this film is watchable.
He delivers a solid smooth performance. Barry Pepper is becoming a first rate supporting actor. Spencer Garrett was strong as Tom Delay.
Kelly Preston is a weak link. Not sure how she got this role I have an idea though. Her looks are gone and her mediocre acting ability is getting even worse.
The rest of the cast is OK. This film was written by Norman Snider. This is as bad as it gets. He gets most of it wrong. Making some stuff up out of the blue.
He tries to tie the life long criminal activities and ultimate death of the SunCruz owner to Jack with no proof or even allegations. This was the only interesting part of the film and its mostly false at least in tying it to Abramoff.
The dialog is more of "evil Rupublican" theme than anything. Of note, the director's brother is a Democratic Governor in Colorado.
We make Tom Delay a focal point here.
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