June 24th, 2011

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

Prayer request from the Hamilton Family

"I will answer them before they even call to me.
While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!"
~ Isaiah 65:24

Cinema Dave,
Please keep Bethany in your prayers this weekend. She got injured while surfing in Indonesia on a boat trip with Rip Curl.

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you..."
~ Isaiah 43:2

On a wipeout her surfboard fin sliced her bicep, she got 10 stitches, but now has some numbness in her arm which is a bit concerning. She is on her way to Singapore to get checked out by a physician on her way home. We have appointments with physicians in Hawaii as well, whom she will see immediately when she gets home. We talked to Dr Rovinsky (Bethany's surgeon after she lost her arm) here on Kauai and he said it's likely that she cut a nerve during the incident, she may have to have surgery to repair it.

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done."
~ Philippians 4:6

We are thankful for Rip Curl and their travel insurance company which is helping take care of changes to the travel plans and finding her proper medical attention in Asia. She will be traveling home with our dear family friend Alana, and will also be accompanied to Singapore by one of her team managers from Rip Curl, Brooke Farris. We are grateful that she is with friends who care for her like a sister!

Most of all though, we are thankful for the love and care of our Father. We know He is watching over her, and we are relying on Him completely.

"And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him."
~ 1 John 5:14

Trusting the Great Physician!

Tom, Cheri, Noah & Becky, and Tim Hamilton

Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Transformers Dark Side of the Moon" is pop corn eating fun

The Bucks Class of ’81 Reunion has been reminded of another milestone with the release of **Transformers Dark of the Moon. ** If **X Men First Class** featured the Cuban Missile crisis of October 62, then the third **Transformers** flick reveals the secret reason why President John F. Kennedy insisted that America land on the moon by the end of the decade.

Using planet Earth as the arena, the intergalactic feud between the good guys Autobots and the bad guys Decepticon continues. In the middle of this mess is Sam Witwicky (Shia LeBeof) and U.S. Army Lt. Colonel William Lennox (Josh Duhamel), two characters who save the world in the previous two **Transformers** movies.
Sam and William are aligned with Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen), who awaits the second coming of his mentor, Sentinel Prime (Leonard Nimoy). Feeling snubbed by this reunion, the menacing Megatron (Hugo Weaving) plots mass destruction, beginning in Chicago.
Heeding my criticism about attention deficent disorder editing, this new **Transformers** movie on is easy on the eyes, making the action sequences the most thrilling of the three movies. The characters are less cartoony and there is a sense of danger in the science fiction violence. The humor is situational, with many in-jokes for science fiction aficionados. On the six storey Fort Lauderdale Musuem of Discovery screen, **Transformers Dark of the Moon** is Saturday Matinee popcorn eating fun.

For those seeking similar entertainment minus the budget of a Steven Spielberg production, Kurt Donath’s **Lucky Streak and the Crime Fighters** will be screened and discussed tomorrow at 5PM at the **Florida Supercon. ** **Lucky Streak** (Darlene Dinges) is the teen aged daughter of Amazing Grace (**The Observer’s** own Rachel Galvin). She joins the local Crime Fighters Club to foil Dr. Dragon’s plot for world domination. If one can get beyond the hammy acting, the dialog is quite funny and Anthony Espina’s musical score carries the film.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Bride Flight" - a romance in Hobbit town

When **Roots**became a ratings winner in the winter of 1977, miniseries dominated broadcast television until the assimilation of cable television. Opening tomorrow in local theaters, **Bride Flight** has the feeling of being like miniseries similar to the Emmy Winning **The Thorn Birds.** **Bride Flight** is epic that is multilingual with gorgeous cinematography featuring the New Zealand countryside.

The film opens with the beautiful death of Frank (Rutger Hauer), whose funeral is attended by three diverse women of Dutch heritage. **Bride Flight** flashbacks to 1953 when these three World War II survivors take a flight that wins a trans continental race from Europe to New Zealand.

The three woman are a diverse bunch. Esther (Anna Drijver) is a Holocaust survivor who masks her Jewish ethnicity, Due to an inconvenient a pregnancy, Esther gives her child to the happily married, but barren Marjorie (Elise Schaap). Marjorie and Esther’s stories intertwine in both tragic and humorous ways. The third bride is Ada (Karina Smulders), a woman who develops a crush on young Frank (Waldemar Torenstra), who is establishing a new wine business.

Slow paced with a rambling, but interesting narrative flow, **Bride Flight** should appeal to the audience weary of **Transformers,** **Cars** and **Pirates.** **Bride Flight** is like reading an engrossing book while sipping red wine under the sunset.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"The Trip" is about eating out

**The Trip** is a quasi documentary that involves a road trip and fine dining in the English country side. Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (British Television’s equivalent to Bing Crosby & Bob Hope) portray fictional versions of themselves. Coogan is given an assignment to be a food critic, Unable to take his girlfriend, Coogan takes his married friend and arch rival, Brydon.

As Coogan and Brydon enter each pub, there are multiple montages of gourmet food being prepared. While dining, the two men amuse themselves by doing impressions of celebrities like Michael Caine, Sean Connery and Richard Burton. When the two start getting on each other’s nerves, Brydon breaks into another impression.

**The Trip** is a repetitive six day journey that contains very British references and pithy comments, as one character states, “Behind every joke is a cry for help.” Despite the loneliness of the road, save a sunny day in England with a good breakfast.
Cinema Dave  Swashbuckling ournalist and

"Page One: Inside the New York Times"

Reading, or the lack of reading, is the fundamental concern of the documentary, **Front Page Inside the New York Times.** With the rise of computer usage, the New York Times has become known as “the dinosaur media.** Having relied on bloated advertising revenue streams, the major daily newspapers lost sight of their circulation figures.

**Front Page Inside the New York Times** documents this monster medium that is taking the step into the future. The film concludes on an optimistic note, but it feels false, as if this documentary shadow propaganda puff piece for this once respected newspaper institution.

To director Andrew Rossi and writer Kate Novak’s credit, they do not flinch showing the tearful layoffs of employees who were devoted to their job. Rossi and Novack do not shirk from showing two reporters who misrepresented the stories that they were covering. **Front Page Inside the New York Times** continue their feud with the Tribute organization, while ignoring the criticism from **The Drudge Report** and **Fox News.** The one journalistic hero to rise from this film is David Carr, whose journalistic standard is worthy of **The Observer.**