Hi everyone. Yes, it's another blog by Eric Robinette, but don't worry, I haven't gone all Sybil on you - at least not yet. Maybe closer to Three Faces of Eve.
Next week I will be going to New Orleans for the first time to visit my dad (who lives there), and I'm very excited! That inspired me to keep a trip journal, because I haven't done much writing outside of news stories and movie reviews, and I'd like to flex some new muscles and be all buff n' stuff - at least in a literary sense!
Then I thought "Well, gee - why don't I put it on a blog where everyone can see it?"
And so I have. But this blog won't die when my trip ends. It will live on, as a way to share details about my life and about subjects besides movies, which will be confined to sircritic.com.
As it happens, though, my trip is turning out to be heavily movie-related. I'll let you all take a minute to reach for your defibrillators. CLEAR!
Recovered? Anyway, here's what's shaping up for the NOLA trip so far.
Disney's new movie, The Princess and the Frog, is set in New Orleans. Alas, the movie itself will not play there while I am there, but the Museum of Modern Art has this cool exhibit, which I plan to attend!
My dad says he also intends to take to The Clover Grill, which was featured in a scene from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
And check out this EXTREMELY cool-sounding theater I found! They are showing Miracle on 34th St. (blessedly, the ORIGINAL and not the mezzo-mezzo 90s remake). And if you know me, you know I love nothing better than to see old movies in old movie theaters!
So that's some of my itinerary so far - and I welcome comments on this blog to. So in the interest of spawning some, let me ask you - anybody been to New Orleans and/or have any suggestions as to what I should see? I'll be there from Monday Nov. 30 through Friday Dec. 4.