Friday, January 20, 2012

Movie Day

Z and I went to the movies the other day, which is a BIG event for us.

I’m not sure what the last thing we saw was, but I think it might have involved Dustin Hoffman in a dress.

Or was that Robin Williams in a dress?

Or maybe it was Nathan Lane in a dress?

Now that I think of it….maybe there wasn’t a dress involved at all.

Maybe a talking animal of some kind…or was it dinosaurs?

It was definitely something…and we saw it…at least the parts we stayed awake for.

Actually, we do try to go to the movies at least once a year, maybe even twice if we feel crazy.

Not that we don’t enjoy movies—we do—we just don’t enjoy dragging ourselves out of the house and dealing with parking and lines and mostly…other people.

Okay, that last part is more me than Z, but I mean do I need a guy stepping on my feet every fifteen minutes because he has a small bladder?

Okay, that last part is more me stepping on some other guy’s feet than him stepping on mine… but hey, buddy, can you at least move those big boats out of the way…especially when a fella’s gotta go?

So this year we went to see the new George Clooney move called “The Descendants”.

We went to a matinee because we both have trouble staying awake after dinner…or even during dinner sometimes.

I have to say, the movie was very good and worth all the hype; especially for the woman who plays the hospitalized mom.  A spot on performance if there ever was one.

Two Toes up as they say!

It’s kind of sad at times, very sad actually, but also very amusing and entertaining, more so than sad. So it’s definitely worth seeing—if you haven’t already, since it’s been out since mid-November—even if you have a problem with sad.  Or with people that open their very noisy package of Twizzlers during the most dramatic part of the movie.

Hey, how was I supposed to know, lady?

I admit it was a little embarrassing. The theatre is pin drop silent…George is dealing with his young daughter in a very emotional moment…and the wrapper from my Twizzlers sounds like a horde of giant mutant cockroaches are consuming the walls of the theatre.

So then I try to open it slowly, but that only makes it worse by sounding even more annoying, and, I don’t know how, but Clooney actually turns to the camera and says “Hey buddy, take it outside will ya?”

But the Twizzlers were worth it…all 20 of them.

So was the big TUB O’popcorn and big TUB O’diet Pepsi, which you pretty much have to buy in super-duper super-size since to buy anything less would only save you about 4 cents.

Plus you get one free refill on the TUB O’popcorn.

What…I was supposed to let it all go to waste?

And I swear I had my phone on vibrate…not enhanced audio.

Plus, I thought I’d eliminated the offending ring tone in question.

 Did I mention that the movie was good? 

And when it comes on cable we plan on watching all the parts we slept through.

1 comment:

  1. where did you get the image of the guy sitting in the movie seat. I really like it


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