Thursday, January 25, 2007

A Winter Weekend at the Movies

I haven't been to the movies too much lately. I sure as hell wasn't gonna see the Ben Stiller kiddie movie, "A Night at the Museum" or Will Smith in the "inspiring" "Pursuit of Happyness". I did go with Shanon to "Children of Men" a couple weeks ago.



It told the story of a near-future world in which the entire human race is sterile. You know what means, a society that is winding down, a world in which humans will not exist much longer. Quite a powerful movie with some incredibly long takes that really made you feel like you were there. After the flick, Shanon lamented the possibility of such a scenario actually occuring.

This weekend, I will be returning to the cinema in force. I love spoof movies such as the "Scary Movie" franchise, so am looking forward to getting some laughs from "Epic Movie" (in one of the scenes sending up "The Chronicles of Narnia", our heroes take on, not the White Witch, but the White Bitch. They also make fun of "Borat". Nice!!)

Then it will be time to see some serious (read: Academy Award-caliber) flicks. I think I'll start with a movie I didn't get to last fall. My wife saw it with her friend, but I just wasn't up for it. It seemed a tad too violent for my tastes. But now that it's been nominated for Best Pic, I'll finally get around to checking out "The Departed". By the way, I know why it has that title (Please go to the next paragraph if you don't wanna know. I'm serious. It kinda spoiled it for me when I found this out. So, uh, see ya...) It's called "The Departed" because all the major characters die in it. Cool, huh?

I also might be up for seeing the out-there adult fantasy-fable called "Pan's Labyrinth" as well as Cate Blanchett in "Notes on a Scandal". If I'm not totally spent after that, there's also "The Queen". I'll give you my reactions next week. Man, do I love the movies...

5 comments:

Mags said...

I'm going to try to see Children of Men this weekend. I hope I like it!

Thomas said...

If you do see it, I can tell you that it will most likely haunt you for days (in a good way).

Mags said...

I could use a good haunting. Now I'm definatly going to see it.

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

LOL, yeah, I can tell you like your movies. I think my friend could probably beat you though in a movie trivia contest.

Rocketstar said...

"Children..." sounds really good. I like movies like this one. Kind of like Gaticca.