jeannie asked me how i want to spend my week off — what would be fun and restful to me. i decided i want to get caught up on movies, and see one every day. i love movies — in theaters (renting a DVD isn’t the same).
liesl and i saw Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants yesterday. that leaves me 5 more days. there are some movies i should have seen by now that are “musts”, but here’s the list i’m musing on…
star wars: revenge of the sith (can you believe i haven’t seen this yet?)
the interpreter (gotta get to this before it’s not in theaters anymore)
lords of dogtown (loved the documentary, “z boys and dogtown”)
mr & mrs smith
unleashed (jet li, bob hoskins)
oh, and sharkboy & lavagirl in 3-D (uh, i’m kidding)
input? these or others? monday and tuesday i’ll see one with jeannie — but today/tomorrow/sunday may be solo movie watching, or with a friend.
[[update #1 — friday: saw Mr. & Mrs. Smith today with our church’s new jh pastor. wow. if action is your thing (it is mine), this kicks butt. nothing like seeing angelina jolie kick the snot out of brad pitt! two down, four to go…]]
[[update #2 — saturday afternoon: saw, um, Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D with my son max (7 years-old). he absolutely loved it. but now i am stuck with a theatrical-philosophical question: was this movie or Little Women worse?]]
[[update #3 — saturday evening: saw Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith with a friend. wow – the visuals are unstoppable, and i’m glad i saw it on a huge screen. loved obi-wan’s comment that only sith’s see things in absolutes. but every scene with padme and anikan brought a combo of laughter and annoyance. i’ve seen natalie portman actually act in other movies, so maybe it was bad lines or direction or a case of gas. three down + 1 (lava didn’t count), 3 to go.]]
[[update #4 — sunday evening: saw Lords of Dogtown, by myself. really, really enjoyed it.]]
[[update #5 — monday late morning: saw Cinderella Man with my wife. what a fantastic movie. four + sharkboy down, crash to go tomorrow.]]
[[final installment, update #6 — tuesday afternoon: saw Crash by myself. sat stunned in the theater for a few minutes after; tried to turn on the radio in the car, and had to turn it off and be silent. not the most entertaining movie of my week, but certainly the most important.]]