Saturday, July 3, 2010


Next weekend I will begin a glorious 17 day vacation period off work. Although I wish our budget would allow for a week-long stay at an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or similar, I am excited for the time off and the "staycation" we have planned, indulging in fun activities close to home.

I plan to have at least one movie date with hubby and was excited to see a trailer for Inception, the latest film from Christopher Nolan. I am a fan of Nolan's work, especially Memento and The Dark Knight.

Here is a plot summary from IMDB:

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming.

The cast is promising. Even though Leonardo DiCaprio sometimes annoys me, he's good at intense (see Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet). Also, there is Ellen Page, who I loved in Juno, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. But the real star is writer-director Nolan. I hope it is another success for him.

I'm totally there!


  1. Have fun on your stay-cation. I am missing traveling this year. Big fat bummer for me. :(

    BUT, how will the city ever survive your absence?? :)

  2. Thanks DJ. I'm sure the city will survive. A couple years ago I may have wondered... ;)

    Also, I meant to wish everyone a happy 4th of July and give a shout out to our founding fathers for writing some amazing documents, namely the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

  3. Happy Fourth of July!

    Inception sounds awesome! What's the rating for it? Maybe it will tide me over until the third Batman comes out next year.

  4. Congrats on the vacation time. I'm stealing a little here and a little there but there is nothing like a good long break filled with getting life back on track. Enjoy and I can't wait to hear what you think of the movie. It looks very intense.