Afternoon Delight

Skyrockets in flight…

Sorry, got a little carried away, anyway, is there anything better than going to the movies in the middle of the afternoon? While all of the respectable people are at work, or school, or rehab, you can sit on your butt with a pop and popcorn watching imaginary stories. I knocked off the last bit of my movie giftcard with a showing of The Aviator. While the movie was great and fascinating, particularly DeCaprio’s amazing and heartbreaking portrayal of Hughes (though I HATED Kate Blanchett’s portrayal of Katherine Hepburn–if she was really that irritating I can see why Hughes went nutty) the part part of the experience was the previews. I love previews and think they are a vita part of the movie experience but there were two this time that made me jump even more with joy.

Hostage starring Bruce Willis (click the link to see the trailer–God bless the internet)

With a script from Robert Crais based on his novel and starring one of my favorite actors, this is high atop my priority viewing. Of his two stand alone thrillers, I think Demolition Angel is the better book but I think Hostage will make a better movie. It is a nearly pitch perfect suspense story that ratchets up the suspense to levels I previously thought were impossible.

Frank Miller’s Sin City

Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba as a stripper in a script from Frank Miller. What’s not to love? There is no way to describe this trailer and do it any justice, you have to see it for yourself. It is filmed in black and white against a black and white (with drips of yellow and red) backgrounds taken directly from the graphic novels. Several of the characters are in elaborate make-up but the black and white film make them look less like rejects from Dick Tracy. This movie is going to be amazing.

Also on the afternoon delight front, I found one strip mall today that has cheap pizza and cheap videos. I’ve been paying $9 for my large one topping pizzas at Dominos and $3.79 for all my dvds at Blockbuster because I didn;t know there was anything closer. Now I have $6 large pizzas from Hungry Howies (much better than Domino’s) and $2.75 new releases ($2 general release) dvds at Prominade Video. This is a very good thing indeed.