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Some movies (NOT ABOUT THE OSCARS)

I'm home sick today with either the stomach bug that's been going 'round, or food poisoning. I see one important problem with each possibility: 1. It can't be the stomach bug because I've hardly left the house in a whole week, and when I have, there's been minimal human interaction. And 2. I ate the same thing everyone else ate last night. So I don't know what this is. Maybe I got the one bad cider in the pack? And to top it all off, period. FUCK you, universe.

Anyway...

I saw two movies last week, both of which contained wonderful automatons - Hugo, and The Woman in Black.

Hugo was amazing. I loved the book, which I got and read as soon as I heard about it on NPR. The movie was just as good because it really got me on the edge of my seat. Plus it was shot in 3D - I usually hate going to see 3D movies, but this was really amazing. The feeling of watching it embodied everything about the original moving pictures, and that's what the film was about all together :)

The Woman in Black was classically pop-out-and-scare-you, and pretty predictable, but still good. The house, and the sounds, and the automatons... all great! And I didn't think of Harry Potter once the entire time (until a line came up: "we've got one thing they didn't have back then" and Charles said- "MAGIC. wait, wrong movie"). We did end up getting our money back because one of the speakers was broken in the theater, and Charles, being a sound producer/editor, insisted (and also, ten bucks a ticket??). I have the worst luck ever with that theater when it comes to the sound and such. It's like there's only ONE perfectly working room in that whole theater.



Anything else? No, nothing else. Nothing I can think of, anyway.

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pelethetart
Feb. 27th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
I watched both of these awhile ago and I agree. I really liked the classic fright from Woman in Black. It was so old-fashioned ghost story that it did me happy.
Hugo was lovely. Just plain lovely and endearing.

The same time I watched Woman in Black, I also watch Devil Inside. It was Blair Witch meets the Exorcism of Emily Rose.

Thanks to my lovely hub, I didn't spend money on any of these though because, seriously, movie prices are just out of control!
diello
Feb. 27th, 2012 10:26 pm (UTC)
I still need to see Devil Inside.
And yeah, I try really hard to wait til it's at the cinema or movies-10, or see some indies at Pittsford or the Little :)
pelethetart
Feb. 27th, 2012 10:33 pm (UTC)
Wanna know what's sad? I find that viewing them at home is better.
The screen has a clearer picture (and is large lol). Mark set up surround sound. We have comfier chairs, better snacks.
The only thing I can honestly say I miss is the previews. I really do enjoy them. We saw a bunch for movies we didn't even know were coming out but now want to see when we saw the recent Underworld at the theater a week or so ago (on free passes).

If they're going to charge more, then I need the experience to be something better than I can get at home.
I'm looking forward to the drive in this summer. Laying on the lawn to look at a the tv on the deck just isn't the same. lol
diello
Feb. 27th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Man, we have to set up our big screen and projector. Hopefully when we get a house.
When we feel ripped off for our tickets, we theater hop to catch the middle/end of another film ;)
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