A Busy Thanksgiving Weekend

It’s been a busy couple of days and I’m excited because I get to see my first college basketball game in years. Today the Northwestern Wildcats host my alma mater Creighton University. Creighton has a new head coach and I certainly hope that he can bring them to the tournament in March. The Missouri Valley Conference is a winnable mid-major and could put two teams into the tournament.

I’ve been able to scratch off a few things on my to-do list this Thanksgiving weekend. I was able to see a couple movies and finish a game that’s now pushing 90 days old. The two movies were “Date Night” and “Due Date”. Both were well very funny and good comedies. “Date Night” couldn’t miss in my opinion; the combination of Tina Fey and Steve Carell was perfect and they had great on screen chemistry. There were some hilarious cameos and is a good watch for comedy fans that don’t mind the married life/couples humor. “Due Date” follows up in the wacky and borderline antagonizing humor of Zack Galifianakis. Robert Downey Jr. is quickly becoming my favorite and one of the most talented actors, especially in comedies. Downey has proven his worth in serious and action roles but his talent shines in comedic roles. Even though “Due Date” is made from many of the same people from “The Hangover”, it’s just as funny and audiences should expect to laugh.

As I said I was able to finally finish a game, it happened to be one of the premiere titles this year, “Halo: Reach”. I went through the campaign on the hardest difficulty because I didn’t want to have to got through of the entire game again. When I finished the game, the achievement payoff was worth it knocking off 5 for 360 gamer points. That being said, I’m glad the game (and hopefully the series) is over. As I’ve said on previous episodes of Open Forum Radio, what’s most frustrating is the control scheme and how simple it’s laid out. Now that might seem backwards but I prefer precision and finely tuned controls similar to that of “Battlefield: Bad Company 2”. The game is the most ground breaking or the most original and follows the similar path of the other installments; thankfully without a vehicle mission to end the game. For those of you that have read the book, the game is a parallel, not a reincarnation. I’ll be going through to pick up some miscellaneous achievements before I ship it off to my co-host TinPan.