The recently concluded weekend included the following....
- A three game sweep by the Pirates over the Braves in the home opening series of the year. Bucs now stand at 3-2. Sorry, but The Grandstander will give no detailed analysis of the Pirates until the season is about thirty games old.
- The Masters (A Tradition Like No Other). More on that in a separate post, but, yes, I did wear an ass-groove in the sofa watching the entire fourth round yesterday.
- A movie. In this case, "Going In Style"....
You would have had to have been living in a cave these last several months not to have seen a trailer for this one. Three old guys, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, and Morgan Freeman, who have just had their pension funds liquidated by an Evil Corporation, and who are getting screwed by Big Banking decide to rob a bank. It is a comic caper, and it's great fun to see three old pros like Caine, Arkin, and Freeman together on screen. The movie also features another old pro, Ann-Margret, and she is still as lovely and sexy as ever, at least in this particular Old Guy's opinion.
Ann-Margret in character as Annie
in "Going In Style"
"Going In Style" is not going to make anybody's Best Ten list, but it is fun, does have a message, has a bit of a twist in the end, and, as I said, it a treat to see four actors of this caliber together on the screen.
Two and one-half stars from The Grandstander.