Before Sunrise

Pete of wrote:

This is about a guy who is traveling Europe by train and meets a girl on his last day. After an interlude in the lounge car together he talks her into spending the rest of the night walking Vienna with him before his plane the next day. The rest of the movie is just about them talking as they travel through Vienna. Sounds ridiculously boring right?

Yep, Before Sunrise sounds like another stereotypical chick flick. But since this Pete gave this a glowing review, I figured I'd check it out for myself.

The movie did not disappoint.

The style of the movie was done in a way that was simple, minimalist, and forces you to focus on one thing -- the dialogue. And that's a really good thing because the stuff they talk about is so timeless yet so refreshing. I love the dialogue so much, I've watched the movie four times already. And every time I do it, I learn something new.

Instant favorite. And the sequel is great too.


Kobe's $126,000 Gift

A couple weeks ago I posted a video of Kobe Bryant's MVP Award press conference. At the conference, fellow teammate, Luke Walton, jokingly asks Kobe:

Luke Walton: Since you said that you couldn't have won [the MVP] award without your teammates, you gonna be getting your teammates any sort of gifts?

Kobe laughs and replies, "...You know I will. You know I will."

Earlier this week the Lakers had a team dinner, which Kobe used as the opportune time to surprise his 14 teammates with this:

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph

A Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Chronograph. One for each teammate, engraved with their name and year.

$9,000 each.

omg: :coold: