Monday, December 29, 2008

Went to the movies tonight.

No, it wasn't Imax. There were no explosions and no humans died grisly deaths. The littlest of us, Denise's 9 or 10 year old grandson wanted to go see a chick flick, and all the chicks who run the show around here agreed.

We slept in again, as usual, and then rolled around the house much of the day today. I was watchin' Hannibal and some other History Channel stuff on TV. Plans were to go to an early showing, but everyone was still laid out on a couch or bed, vegetatin' when that opportunity rolled by. We ended up goin' to the 6:40 showing of Marley And Me.

We joked walkin' in that it'll probably be sad. I said somethin' about how the dog'll probably get leukemia in the end, like in "Beaches". Doesn't every chick flick have to end like that? I think it's a rule.

Anyway, I have to say, I loved the hell out of the movie! It had a slow build, but it turned out to be really good. And yes, we were all ballin' like fools at the end. I think even the usually emotionless teenager in the group was whipin' his face once when I looked over.

The performances were all great. I did get tired of lookin' at Owen Wilson's weird assed nose in all those closeups. What, did he have a horrible wrench accident as a kid or somethin'?

Anyway, if you've ever doubted the course of your life. Ever wondered what the hell you're doing. If you've ever been loved by a pet. Felt that unconditional love they always give, and then had to do what all good pet owners eventually have to do, don't miss the movie. It's well worth the price of admission.

Well, dinner's on the table, so this'll be a short one. Y'all have a great night and we'll talk again in a few. Cheers!

Oh, I forgot to tell you one thing. One of the surprises in the movie was the appearance of Kathleen Turner in one scene. I tell ya, that speeding freight train called AGE musta run smack dab into her, t-bonin' her when she wasn't lookin', tryin' to cross the tracks. Beat that signal. Remember when she was so hot? It hasn't been that long ago, has it?

Anyway, it's a great flick. Check it out. Cheers!

6 comments:

Sarge Charlie said...

I hope you have a wonderful new year

Mushy said...

Yeah, Judy and the Dragons went to see it...us "guys" went to Smokey Mtn. Brewery! 'Course, we ain't datin'!

BRUNO said...

Well, I was hopin' to find yet ANOTHER re-run of the original Dr. Seuss "Grinch" movie for the season---but all they would show is the old worn-out classic of "Wonderful Life"(uh-huh, for WHO?), or some damned talkin' snowman!(piss on 'im---literally!) Man, I wanted somethin' I could relate to!!!

Son of a bitch.....!!!!!!

Pat Houseworth said...

I'm not seeing another gawddam "The dog dies" movie...Old Yeller and My Dog Skip were enough. I've been around for more dogs dying than I care for in real life, so I'm staying away from that one.

Becky said...

I heard about the scene with the dog and I can't handle it, even if I wait and watch it at home.

Yeah, Kathleen Turner really changed sometime in the 90s, like right after War of the Roses. I think by the time she shows up in Moonlight and Valentino, she already looked different-- not sure what happened, though.

Pat Houseworth said...

Turner came down with Rheumatoid Arthritis during the late 1980s, it affected not only her looks, but making her age early, but she found it difficult to get acting gigs as well.