Even though the Whole Hog folks have been awarded best barbecue by the Arkansas Times every year for like the last decade or so, nobody told this out-of-towner that the place was in the same strip mall as the Riverdale 10. Pleasant, messy surprise.
I finally saw Killer of Sheep. I don't really have anything to add to praise previous, but I was glad to see a good crowd and really glad to see a print that did it justice.
After that, I grabbed said BBQ, then washed my hands and face thoroughly and squeezed into Towncraft for about thirty minutes before heading over to Knocked Up. Anyone fond of 40-year-old Virgin's raunchy heart and the achingly authentic charm of "Freaks & Geeks" will surely not be disappointed by Judd Apatow's latest and maybe best picture. A bit long (as most comedies are nowadays) but also long on charm.
Neo Ned belied its premise (a young skinhead falls in love with a black girl who thinks she's Hitler), proving to be a well-acted crowd-pleaser. The lead was astonishing. This volatile movie would likely have crashed and burned without his infectious performance.
PS: Congrats, Jermain.
PPS: I don't want to hear about the Diamond Hogs for at least two days.
On deck for tomorrow: