Archive for December 26th, 2010


12.26.2010 … Small world … Visited Oglethorpe Presbyterian Church in Atlanta to see our minister for a year in Chicago, Marthame Sanders, and ran into Tom and Ann Cousins (Lillian’s parents) … You never know who you’ll see! Like I said, small world.

movies:  Do you go to a movie on christmas Day or during the holidays?  Any recommendations? The Best Movie Lists of 2010 – Speakeasy – WSJ.

After the success of Inception and Avatar and the relative failure of movies like The A-Team or Sex and the City 2, Hollywood studios are having a revelation. In a world where people must pay $12 for a movie, they want to pay to see movies that are good.

“I believe there is a long-term danger to moviegoing if familiarity becomes too pervasive in the films we make,” said Chris Meladandri, the founder of Illumination. “The industry has a responsibility to its audience and to itself to make films that allow people to have a sense of discovery in the cinema.”

Sounds promising. Don’t forget that these people who are going to give you that sense of discovery also made Marmaduke, so there may not quite be a golden age of cinema on the horizon. But at least they’re getting on the right track.

via Hollywood Realizes People Don’t Like Bad Movies – Culture – GOOD.

followup, Atlanta, Christmas:

Once the kids came running into their parents rooms early in the morning, they were ready to do whatever they could to stir them awake so that they can head for the Christmas tree and start tearing up the beautiful Christmas wrapping and find out what Santa did bring them for this greatest time of year of joy, smiles and reflections and more.  Speaking of more, the Atlanta area did get much more than it bargained for on this Christmas day, Saturday, December 25, 2010.  The last time that Christmas Day became a white event in Atlanta was nearly 130 years before, in 1881.

via Atlanta receives an added gift on Christmas Day 2010 – Atlanta event photography |


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December 2010