Monday, April 26, 2010

not quite juvenile DELINQUENT

Last Saturday, my friend Rene and I went to the movies to see Date Night. I figured with Steve Carell and Tina Fey, you couldn't go wrong.
When I met Rene, she said she might see "two movies." I said "oh yeah, two for one?"

Mark Wahlberg sans shirt
As expected, Date Night is funny. At times, hilariously so. (J.B. Smoove as the cab driver,) other times there was just a teensy bit too much "sticht," as when Tina Fey repeatedly walks into the drawers that Carell leaves open. This isn't too funny to me anyway, as I have a habit of walking into desks, drawers, doorways. I have the bruises to prove it, just can't tell you where or when I walked into what. Mark Ruffalo makes an appearance. He is a favorite heart throb of mine. My favorite scene was near the end when Fey's character does the "1,2,3" count-down to the mobsters like you would with a child.
When Date Night concluded and we realized we might be able to make the 3:30 showing of "Clash of the Titans," and especially after I saw rain pouring down, we went for it. I have NEVER snuck into a movie, ever, in my life. It was fun. I have to admit, we went in and sat down and I kept waiting for someone to come in and fetch us. Rene said "what is the worst that can happen? They catch us and either ask us to leave or make us pay for the movie." Well, we didn't get caught.
Growing up, my mother convinced me somehow that if or when I ever did do anything wrong, I would get caught in the act, right then or there. Although I graduated in the late 70's, I never smoked pot and would leave any party where others smoked pot. (Which mean, consequently, that I left every party that I ever went to.) I expected someone to come into the movie and shine the spotlight on us, saying "YOU, come here!" It truly took a little while for me to sit back, relax and enjoy.
Clash of the Titans is your basic good versus evil, man versus the universe and man thinks he can do it all, all on his own. I have to admit, even with all of the gore and monsters and goo and fighting, I was a little bored at times. Clash is truly a "guy movie." Looking like someone straight out of West Point, Sam Worthington plays Perseus. His "god mother" of sorts, Io, is played by Gemma Atherton. She is cursed with agelessness and isn't she ageless in real life, as well?
What is in that big ol' bag of his? hmmmm?
"here, son, don't spend it all in one place."
Which witch? Ralph Fiennes as Hades

Now, we all know that no matter what part Ralph Fiennes plays, he is one bad-ass dude. He is fairly terrifying as Hades. When Clash was over, Rene turned to me and said "well, at least we didn't pay for that one." If you are into mythology, or curious, you might rent this one, or sneak in and not pay at all. It was a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon. Here is to my new life of crime as a delinquent.


Chatty Crone said...

Hey you - you're a naughty girl!

lol - sometimes it feels good doesn't it?


Hope said...

Oh My Goodness....Wow....what an adventure!!! I was biting my nails just thinking about the flashlight beaming onto to you both!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Oh! I've been wanting to see Date Night. I love Tina Fey and Steve Carrell....but who doesn't. Haha!

Pam said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got away with it, you bad girl, you! ;) I can't wait to see Date Night. I don't really care for Steve Carell but like Tina Fey and the movie sounds great. But, Mark Ruffalo makes me TINGLE all over and I would go see any movie he's in!!! Not sure about the other movie. Love your reviews and keep it up! But, what I really want to know is, did you get the munchies and eat any popcorn? Movie popcorn is the best but of course I'm always thinking about food! Cheers!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

How wonderful, and what a good ol' ripsnort! Count that as yet another way to enjoy your most delicious time of life!
We need to dare ourselves more often as we get older. We forget just how much fun, it can be. I grew up a good girl too, and it got me nowhere! So...the moral of the story naughty if you have a chance to!

ClassyChassy said...

I could say I am shocked, but, we snuck into a spring boat show at one of the large downtown event centers one time - my hubby grabbed me and pulled me along after him, and I just laughed hysterically! It was funny, too - you feel like a juvenile delinquent, indeed!

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