I think movies were specifically designed for long weekends - because with one extra day, it's easier to justify two-hour increments of sitting in front of a screen.
As we speak, I'm watching Inception. It hurts my brain to follow the detailed plot of dreams, within dreams, within dreams... but the cast is pretty awesome. And Leo is so delicious that I barely care about the plot.
I'm actually a very skilled dreamer. Or a bad sleeper. I'm not sure which. In any case, I seem to be able to direct my dreams like they were movies. Sometimes they have elaborate characters and story lines. I think I'm some sort of supernatural dream wizard. Or I'm psychotic. It isn't clear. Of course, if I were a dream wizard, I think Leo would appear more often.
Speaking of Leo, last night's movie choice was a good one. Hubby and I watched The Departed.
I like this movie. It's damn violent, but Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, and Alec Baldwin are pretty excellent. I don't love Matt Damon's performance, but that's ok. He's still cute. And his Boston accent reminds me of Good Will Hunting, which can never be a bad thing. But I dare say, Marky Mark is the highlight: "Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe fuck yourself."
Yesterday was also a day for love stories.
First I watched Cold Mountain. This is certainly one of the most beautiful movies ever made. I've loved it for years. Since before Jude Law became a bit of a wiener.
I also watched The Lucky One.
Although I generally dislike Nicholas Sparks, I have read a few of his books (hoping for something romantic). Sadly, they're all mediocre. I've since decided to stick to his movies, because the books are not only a bit blah, but they're lacking certain gorgeous men such as my boyfriend Ryan Gosling, the handsome Channing Tatum, and the surprisingly yummy adult Zac Efron.
The last on my list of recently watched is Jurassic Park.
Now. Please do me a favour and acknowledge that this film represents one of the most terrifying concepts of all time. I mean, LARGE, SCARY LIZARDS ARE CHASING AND BITING PEOPLE. A circumstance of which I'm quite certain none of you can deny the sheer terror.
Naturally, when it ended, I was happy to see that Jurassic Park 2 The Lost World was set to follow. Which I watched in full, despite the fact that I think Jeff Goldblum puts on a pretty rough performance. I have to admit though, his whole style is pretty hilarious. I'll always like his appearance in Friends the best.