McKee takes a deep look at the cross-section of this brain and momentarily appears sad. "This is a brain at the end-stage of disease," she says. "I would assume that with this amount of damage the person was very cognitively impaired. I would assume they were demented, had substantial problems with their speech and gait, that this person was Parkinsonian, was slow to speak and walk, if he could walk at all."
Without being melodramatic about it, I say, you are holding in your hands an example of the price that is paid for being a professional footballer at the top of his game.
Any other Real Housewives of New York fans out there? Please tell that you watched last night's crazy reunion because the claws came out. Lately, the Real Houswives reunions have been pretty boring but this one was down right vicious. Poor Andy C. I think Neil Patrick Harris is right. Time to go scorched Earth and start all over again with a new cast. Here are some of my favorite moments:
Jill calling Alex an effing bitch when asked to do so to her face. Ugh, Alex. You walked right into that one. And I don't believe for one second that Jill is afraid of Bethany. Puhleeze.
Cindy has no room to talk about snobbery and pecking order. Wasn't she the one who forced one of her employees to come down from the office to watch her baby at the restaurant while she ate lunch with her parents? Hello! Was that in the job description?
A Town Called Panic (2009): Watching this movie made feel very nostalgic because I loved watching Gumby as a kid. The main characters are Indian, Cowboy, and Horse and they are all childlike toys that live together in a house in a small farm town called Panic. Nothing in this movie makes much sense because the sureal dialogue and plot is like something that a child would make up or dream about. One minute the characters are celebrating Horse's birthday, and the next thing you know they're trapped inside of a robotic penguin trying to get the walls to their house back from a family of rude sea creatures. I loved this movie. Pure joy. 4 1/2 Stars!
Antibodies (2005): This German movie is about a sick serial killer named Gabriel Engel who wants to play a little quid pro quo Silence of the Lambs style with small town, ultra religious cop Michael. Some of the scenes were pretty hard to watch. You don't actually see any of the murders take place, but you're forced to listen to Gabriel talk about them with such glee that it's pretty sickening. You also get the pleasure of watching Gabriel run around naked, covered in blood trying to escape the cops for 10 minutes. Bonus: At the beginning of the movie, you can catch Norman Reedus (Judas from the Lady Gaga video/Daryl from Walking Dead) in a blink-or-you'll-miss-him small role as one of the cops. 3 1/2 Stars!
Friends with Benefits (2011):Okay, so it's full of cliches and the script isn't that great, but Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis make this film work because they're so funny and cute together. I liked it. However, I'm still staying away from No Strings Attached like it's a plague because I can't stand Ashton Kutcher or Natalie Portman because neither of them seem to have a sense of humor and they both suck at acting. There. I said it. That felt good. 3 1/2 Stars!
To Sir, With Love (1967):I loved this movie, but I was so sick of the theme song by the time it was over. I think they played it, like, three or four times. It was also shocking to hear Sidney Poitier call all the girls in his class sluts. Not one parent complained!? Different times. 4 Stars!