April 5th, 2007

I went to see "Reign Over Me"

I went to see the Don Cheadle, Adam Sandler movie "Reign over Me" today. It's about a man (Sandler) who loses his wife and kids in one of the planes on 9/11 and a friend (Cheadle) who attempts to help him find his way out of it.

It wasn't bad film, just cheesy and a bit slow in places. I'm also not sure about using 9/11 for a film of this sort.

The film was in one of those really old cinemas where they have cruddy seats, two levels of seating and curtain to protect the screen from the customers. In a market bigger than Casper, it would've go out of business years ago, but I'm inclined to suspect that the multiplexes wouldn't find Wyoming terribly cost effective.

Wyoming's not the greatest place in the world. I imagine Yellowstone Park's nice but it's closed this time of year. The biggest problem I have with Wyoming is that I think it might be oppressive socially. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a party animal, but half the radio stations were talking explicitly about God a lot, and one just seemed to be reading from in 24/7. It was all "begat this" and "begat that."

Oh and another thing, I've yet to find a good bookshop here. One of my rules of thumb when it comes to assessing the "cultural life" and "breadth of opinion" in an area is to look at the bookshop, and Wyoming is lacking.

I've only been here a few days (for an interview) and it's claustrophobic already.