Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Let's all go to the movies..."

We saw the Adam Sandler/Seth Rogen movie Funny People on Saturday night. We had to sit in the second row since we were late and I’m sure this may have tainted my enjoyment of this movie. The movie was pretty funny but simultaneously depressing. Adam Sandler's character is just pitiful and it's his own damn fault in the movie. This fact makes it pretty hard to actually feel sorry for him. The movie also seemed like one big dick joke, but that's all the spoilers I'll give away.

We saw the movie in the newly built theater in our town. I seriously think the stadium style seating is made of elephant skins. This was the third movie (other two being Night at the Museum 2 and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) I've seen there and the place reeks like the elephant and rhinoceros house at Brookfield Zoo. I've concluded I can't really enjoy a movie here. The place fills up quickly and the food is cafeteria style. You have to get your own popcorn and drinks, then pay almost as much as you did for the tickets. It cost $17 for two tickets and $15.50 for a large popcorn and two large drinks.

Last week, some of my coworkers and I were talking about what movies we are looking forward to seeing in the theater. One had just read my copy of The Time Traveler's Wife and mentioned that movie. Since I couldn’t remember when everything I wanted to see would come out except for New Moon and Eclipse, I've compiled a list of the movies I'm looking forward to seeing. They are in order of release date, even though New Moon and Eclipse are the ones I have to see most. Most of these movies are adaptations of books. I hope they can do the books justice. The adaptation of PS I Love You was good if you haven’t read the book, not so good if you have and realize they cut out most of the book.

Here’s my list:

The Time Traveler’s Wife (August 14, 2009)
All About Steve (September 4, 2009)
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (November 20, 2009)
The Lovely Bones (December 11, 2009)
Sherlock Holmes (December 25, 2009)
Sex and the City 2 (May 28, 2010)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (June 30, 2010)
A Very Herald and Kumar Christmas (November 5, 2010)

What movies are you looking forward to seeing? Oh, and I refuse to watch a movie in that smelly theater again. We’re going to the Kerasotes in New Lenox from now on.

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