First time viewing of The Place Beyond The Pines on Blu-Ray this past weekend. This film got beat up a little bit in the HTF Blu-Ray review thread, but I for one found it to be very well made and enjoyed it a great deal. I can say that the film honestly surprised me several times and I thought the performances were uniformly excellent. I can see a nugget of the criticism of the film in terms of its ambitions, but for me the emotional resonance generated by the situations mostly worked. I have not seen the director's previous work Blue Valentine but based on this film it will get a viewing at some future date. I also thought that the film's score worked extremely well in setting the mood of the film. Viewed with my friend on Saturday and a couple more episodes of season 2 of Prison Break. Mostly watched football on Sunday - Texans / Titans, Broncos / Giants, Seahawks / 49ers. - Walter.