Evidently I'm getting the hang of this empty nest thing.
Anyway, I saw The Five Year Engagement with the ever-lovely Grande Mocha [who still hasn't pushed publish on a blog - WE ARE WAITING!]. It was pretty good, although we both decided that we weren't going to be having Zingerman's potato salad anytime soon. Also, I think Jason Segal really enjoys being naked in movies, which I guess is fine, except . . . it's not as appetizing as if, say, that guy who plays Damon on Vampire Diaries enjoyed being naked in movies.
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Anyway, I said, "I could go see that movie," and Grande Mocha said, "I could spend all day seeing that movie." So we have a plan.
I also saw Dark Shadows with the husband, which I thought was very nice of him. He didn't watch Dark Shadows on tv as a child [and yet I married him anyway] but he does enjoy Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movies, and gets quite happy with Helena Bonham Carter, so it was a good choice.
I liked the movie - there's something wonderful always about Tim Burton movies. I think he and M. Night Shyamalan do an amazing job of actually creating visual spectacles. As you know, I am NOT a fan of "realistic" camera work [fuck you still, Cloverfield], and I really love directors who create a scene. If I want a slice of life, I will look out my own goddamn window at the newly vacant house across the street [YES! THAT MOTHERFUCKING COCKSUCKER ASSHOLE neighbor across the street moved out - and shockingly owed rent, etc. I'd feel bad for the guy who owns the house, except I had to deal with the asshole every goddamn day. Fingers crossed about the new renter!] and watch our mailman read my magazines while he's on his lunch hour. When I go to the movies I WANT TO BE ENTERTAINED, thanks. And that means I want to see something visually impressive.
The plot was very soap opera-y, which I liked, but the husband wasn't thrilled with. Also, goddamn, but Michelle Pfeiffer is smoking hot. Wow.
Anyway, that's what I did over the weekend. How did you keep yourselves entertained? Also, is there a movie you recommend seeing? The husband and I might go out AGAIN! Can you believe it?