Sunday, August 17, 2003
Adult Movie Nights
Since Duncan is out of town Mike and I have been able to have some adult movie nights. No, not those kinds of "adult" movies. We live in Oklahoma for cryin' out loud. You have to drive to Texas to rent more than soft-core. Just movies that Duncan would have absolutely no interest in and movies that we normally might have to watch after he went to bed.
First up was Spun, a sad little tale about the go nowhere lives of some meth users. I liked the way the director portrayed the meth high but overall the movie was kind of dull. Probably only recommended if you want to see Mena Suvari take a dump. And, yes, she really pulls her panties down and sits on that pot for her art.
Next we watched Secretary. I wanted to see this in the theater when it came out in 2002 but I don't think this movie ever made it to Oklahoma. We've got umpteen jillion movie theaters in OKC but the only one that shows anything remotely indie is the Quail Springs Mall AMC Theater. And then, they haven't been showing any indies during the summer so they can put such blockbusters as T3 and Gigli on more than one screen. Ooh, I just looked and they are showing Whale Rider right now. Believe me, this is the first for the summer. Of course, I could just get off my virtual ass and keep up-to-date on what the Oklahoma City Museum of Art is showing for their film series. Enough rambling.... Secretary was quite good. I recommend it.
Chutney Popcorn was next and we ended up watching it Saturday afternoon while Calvin napped. This one was okay. A little slow in spots and I wish the writer/directory, Nisha Ganatra, had gotten someone else besides herself to play the lead. She was a tad underwhelming as an actress. All you Crossing Jordan fans should check out this flick because Jill Hennessey is in it.
Last night we watched Miranda. I picked this one because 1) it has Christina Ricci in it and 2) it sounded interesting. Miranda is listed as a "romance/thriller" and while there was a romance I don't think it really qualifies as a thriller. Kyle MacLachlan was quite entertaining as a creepy wealthy investor who lusts after Ricci's character. Worth renting but don't expect a lot of action.
We've got two more movies to watch before Duncan makes it home and today we are actually going to a movie that isn't for kids. Woo hoo! I kind of wanted to see American Wedding mainly because of my crush on Alyson Hannigan. But Whale Rider is an indie and while I can see it in October at the Oklahoma Museum of Art if I don't support the one big chain that shows indies by actually seeing movies there then they might stop bringing in the small films. So it looks like Whale Rider it is.
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