Help: New Camera Advice?

Please help!

We looking into a new digital camera as it’s time to update. We currently have a Nikon Coolpix from 3-4 years ago. FYI: We’re casual users, thus fancy isn’t needed.

I’m looking for feedback from owners of the models below or guidance-oriented opinions regarding the list. (Each is give or take around $200.)

  • Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W180
  • Canon Powershot A1000
  • Canon Powershot A2000
  • Canon Powershot SD790
  • Canon Powershot SD1100

Thank you!

On Rachel Getting Married

This past Veteran’s Day my wife and I an opportunity to do something together on a Tuesday that we may reserve for the weekend. A short review she read, Rachel Getting Married,  got us to drive cross town to see this film. With the weekend upon us, here are some thoughts.

Kym (Anne Hathaway) is a drug addict involved in the death of her younger brother. This event fractures the family, leads to divorce, and continued addiction by Kym. In the midst of the family troubles, Kym’s sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt) is about to complete her PhD work. The film is set around Rachel’s wedding: the day before, the day of, and the day after.

My Description
Rachel Getting Married is simply about a dysfunctional family.

  • Kym with many problems
  • A father enabling and patronizing daughter Kym while ignoring the “good” and successful daughter (Rachel)
  • A cold, self-centered mother
  • The second wife with a few lines but a constant look of despair
  • Friends and family members ignoring Kym
  • … and Rachel; the daughter doing everything possible to get her father’s attention and acceptance – including a bizarre wedding

My Conclusion
Although Anne Hathaway plays her role very well, critically-acclaimed movies showing at only a few theaters in a city are a risk-reward proposition. For me, this one is on the risky side. Some of you know the type – a critically-acclaimed film that only those acclaiming it really appreciate. If you love subtle nuances and searching for the director’s intent, Rachel Getting Married is a must see. If you’re looking for entertainment, think elsewhere.