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Old Movie Theaters, Trailers, and Movies: A Three Part Review

Old Movie Theater
What's the deal with movie theaters these days? What with their constant entertainment ("movie trivia's the illest!") and faux-comfortable seats and surround sound. Whoop-dee-doo! Give me an old-school movie theater any day, especially the kind that has the seats that you literally sink into and are pretty much stranded there. Oh, and the popcorn is always better there, too. And the matinees are cheaper. The Blogulator/Blogulution contingent attended a movie at an old-school movie theater, and I think it's the best thing since movies that didn't have old clothes in them.
Rating: *** 1/2 (out of 4)

The Pursuit of Happyness Trailer
Oh. My. God. A trailer hasn't made me say "Daaaaamn, Will Smith! You're so hopeful in spite of the long odds against you!" since Independence Day, but when you mix a cute-as-H little kid with a 'fro, Will Smith inexplicibly finishing a rubix cube, and a strangely inspiring Christina Aguilera song, it makes me feel that same way I feel right after watching Luke Skywalker cremating the father he never really got to know at the end of Return of the Jedi but then moving into the totally heartwarming Ewok dance. I have no idea if this movie will be genuinely good or apple-pie good, but either way, the trailer is a masterpiece.
****
Stranger Than Fiction
Yeah, it's not really stranger than fiction, that's just a pun. And it really is Charlie Kaufmann-lite for those who thought Being John Malkovich was too weird. And I could poke holes in the many subplots, especially that of the stilted romance between Will Ferrell and Maggie Gyllenhaal (tatooed anarchists just don't go for IRS agents, sorry) -- somehow, going through a portal to John Malkovich's head still made more logical sense than many of the things going on in this one. But it still made me feel the same way the Will Smith trailer did at the end, and a number of good performances and some witty dialogue gives this one a thumbs up from this end.
***

  1. Blogger Unspar! | 9:19 AM |  

    I know several tattooed anarchists who ended up with IRS agents. Most of the tattooed anarchists were named Serena, and most of the IRS agents were named Tim.

  2. Blogger qualler | 5:11 PM |  

    That's crazy! Or, is it made up? I don't even know anymore.

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