Monday, November 15, 2010

The Weekend Report: Morning Movies

I rarely see movies, but last week I saw 4!

On Wednesday my awesomeness got me into an advance screening of Love and Other Drugs.

(Actually, that’s pure lies. PhotoMan’s awesomeness got the tickets, and I shamelessly tagged along.) It comes out November 24, and it’s really good! I like watching Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, and the story isn’t too annoying-romatic-comedy. I suggest you go see it.

On Friday night my book club came over to watch the movie version of our most recent read, Wonder Boys.

The film was weird (as was the book). There was a sad lack of boa constrictor and Sedar, but other than that they did a pretty good job of adapting the story to film format. Plus, LLC supplied the most amazing Apple Oat Bars and Chocolate Cookies for our movie-munching enjoyment.

Saturday morning 6x6 went to Georgetown for a morning movie (just $6 before noon!). We saw The Town, a The Departed-esque Boston crime flick with Ben Affleck.

It’s about bank robbers in Charlestown, a place that until Saturday I thought was quaint and historic, but apparently is way more gritty than I ever imagined! Ben Affleck plays a good thug, Rebecca Hall (she’s also in Vicky Christina Barcelona) plays the yuppie female lead, and it turns out Blake Lively makes a great trashy drug addict. It’s been in theaters a while, have you seen it? What did you think?

Saturday night PhotoMan came over for cake and a movie. We watched Whip It, a roller-derby film directed by Drew Barrymore and staring Ellen Page. This movie did poorly in theaters, but it's so good! Kind of ridiculous, but really fun and a good story.

Recently I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what I’m doing with my life, and I’m wondering if maybe roller-derby is my calling? I can think of numerous reasons why I’d be great at it – a history of ski racing, endurance from running, relatively unbreakable bones, torrential rage, etc. Plus I could come up with an awesome roller-derby name – I’m thinking Mollie Mayhem, Mollie-Tov Cocktail, Moe Ya-Down – the possibilities are endless, find yours here!

Anywho, hope you had a good weekend too!

1 comment:

  1. The Town was too predictable for the surprisingly good performance from Ben Affleck to make up any ground. Jon Hamm was underwhelming, reminding me a lot of Christian Bale falling flat in the same role in Public Enemies. Although I am not terribly familiar with Charleston, the statistics the movie cites are as fictional as the plot- http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010/0917/The-Town-Is-Charlestown-really-America-s-bank-robbery-capital

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