Sunday, October 08, 2006

Movie time

It's no secret that Rae and I enjoy our time at the movies. We probably see more movies in a year than everyone reading this thing combined. (And I'm not counting Andrew – because all he sees are those artsy-fartsy movies. And it's part of his job. Doesn't count.)

We've decided that we're going to see a movie every weekend until the baby is born. We want to stock up on fun if you will – because I refuse to be that annoying couple who brings a 6-month old to a loud action movie. You know - the one who always starts crying the minute the hero is speaking in hushed dialouge.

I hate those people. (And if you ARE those people – hang your head in shame.)

This has been going on for a while. Here's a quick summary of what we've seen – and what we thought of it.

Jackass: Number Two – There is nothing funnier in this world than watching a dwarf punch an unsuspecting man-child in the testicles. And as an added bonus, the film's title is a poop joke. I could watch this movie over and over and over ... and if Rae tries to tell you she didn't like it she's a dirty, dirty liar.

Fearless: This is supposed to be Jet Li's last action role. Well, Mr. Li may be getting on in years but he still knows 437 ways to kill you before you even notice. If subtitles are a problem for you – I know some people just don't like to read a movie – then you might want to skip this one. But really, do you need subtitles to understand a roundhouse kick to the dome?

The Departed: Martin Scorcese is a movie making god. And that Jack Nicholson guy isn't half bad either. This film is going to clean house come Oscar time. That's really all you need to know about this movie. That, and despite being saddled with the Baldwin name, Alec steals every scene he appears in.

Next week: Given the lack of quality films coming out, we may have a hard time finding something to see. I guess we can always double-dip and go see Jackass again.

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