As reported recently in NPR’s Deceptive Cadence, an 11 year old violinist named Dylan Hamme got to meet and play a duet with his music idol, Joshua Bell, on live national television no less. It seems he was busking on 5th Avenue near Rockefeller Center and was asked in to the NBC studio of the Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda.
Film Review: Fair Game
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Starring: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery
Running Time: 1 hr. 46 min
Director: Doug Liman
Rated:PG-13 for some language
Rico: Fair Game is the highly-publicized Valerie Plame (played by Naomi Watts) story. Her husband, former ambassador Joe Wilson (Sean Penn), is involved in an investigation into the alleged sale of enriched uranium.
Joyce: If you havenâ€™t kept abreast of this scandal, you might be a bit confused. We learn that Valerie, when asked by a colleague at the CIA, recommended her husband to investigate the alleged problem in Niger, resulting in another higher-up sending him there. His findings were that no such sale had taken place.
Rico: I thought the film’s handling of the situation was either ham-handed, or grasping at straws. Many things should have been done differently, other than â€œthrow a lovely, sympathetic character under the bus.â€ ***
Joyce: Both Watts and Penn are fine in their roles. I was a bit surprised at how Penn looked–much older. Hope that was just makeup. ***1/2