Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Christmas Still in the Air?

Went to Brooklyn yesterday for lunch at the famous Peter Luger Steakhouse. It was pretty good. More of a “working stiff” steakhouse than you find in Manhattan. It’s also been around for more than 100 years.

After the war my Grandparents lived in Brooklyn where my Mother was born. I wonder if they ever ate at Peter Luger? Maybe for a special occasion.

Even though I’m in NYC, I’m still working on seeing Golden Globe nominated movies. On Monday I saw “Vera Drake,” which is about underground abortions in London during the 40s and 50s. An excellent movie.

Then yesterday I saw “The Sea Inside,” about a quadriplegic who seeks permission from the Spanish government to kill himself. It’s a good movie, but not exactly light holiday fare.

In the evening I saw “Night, Mother,” about a daughter (Edie Falco) who tells her mother (Brenda Blethyn) that she’s going to commit suicide within the next two hours (hint: the show runs about 90 minutes long.) Again, with the holiday cheer.

Maybe I need to go see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular……

1 comment:

Magicfingers said...

I seen "Night Mother" several years ago. I can't remember any of the stars except for the main character, the daughter, was Sissy Spacek. I thought it was very good. But I have never seen it on t.v. again or for rent. Not that I have really looked, but just haven't ran across it.