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13 February 2009 @ 05:38 pm
So, I went to see Friday the 13th at "lunch" today. I figured that I'd only want to watch the first 10-15 minutes or so, so I picked a time that had another movie that I could duck into, when I inevitably felt like bailing, which I did, 10 minutes in because (well, any of you knowing why I went probably know why I bailed (not much of a spoiler at all really), and I didn't even make it till Padalecki was on screen):

Really? I kind of wish this one had ended after 10 minutes. The SS child fucker's suicide couldn't come fast enough. Plus? She also vandalized the books at the prison? What a waste of oxygen. Blech. I kind of hated Michael, too, though I realized she all sorts of fucked him up. I was glad that he decided not to help her, but thought that he should have left her to her illiterate solitude. The only person I liked in the whole movie was the law student, who said that he would have put a bullet in all of their brains.

Lordy, there's two plus hours I'll never get back. I totally should have stayed in Friday the 13th...or gone to Paul Blart, next door.


Happy Friday the 13th to all y'all.

Off to buy some beer for the husband's suprise birthday party, which I totally bailed on hosting. I'm such a good wife. Blah, I knew someone would offer and after having two full weeks of houseguests and being the only working in my department on this lovely Friday, I just couldn't deal with getting the house ready. Plus? I, no lie, just put down close to $300 on a 5-year-old's baseball season (not t-ball, baseball, and they have, like 20 games and he's totally going to support me as a major leaguer some day, right? I'm so not delusional) and another $200-and-change on both boys' spring soccer.

Yay, money! Or lack thereof!

And a Happy Birthday, again, to Brandy. BTW, I'm pretty sure that there were plenty of "anonymice" involved, dear!
60schic60schic on February 14th, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Thanks for the review. I'm always marginal at best for any Nazi related flix, This? Even the promise of sex--forbidden as it should be-- won't do it for me now.

I am so laughing at you with the sports $. If he/they are any good, this is only the tip of the iceberg at how much moulah you are gonna dish out. As hubby just said, "I wish them the best of luck."

Uh...Con? Ci? You damn well better be funding Mummy and Daddy's retirement fund!
cianconnellcianconnell on February 14th, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
Maybe I'm just not bright enough to get what I was supposed to get out of the movie, but...if I was supposed to feel sympathic to the Kate Winslet character at all, I wasn't. If we were supposed to feel ambiguous, I didn't. If it was supposed to be a true-to-life depressing, horrible, yucky feeling that we were supposed to feel, then? Okay...but I kinda wanna go to a movie to escape, not watch...that.


The sports money is ridiculous. At least we've steered the kids away from hockey and, while the baseball fee is exhorbitent, Con doesn't want to play (we'd have stuck him in t-ball) and t-ball's just eight games and you've got to buy the uniform on top of the league fee.

And if he hates it? We don't ever, ever do it again!

*yep, it's only beginning, but the kids are finally, finally becoming fun and it's not like we have anything better to do with our time, you know?*
Sister Roserose_in_texas on February 14th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Much sympathy on your ill-fated trip to see The Reader. I had read enough reviews that I haven't forced myself to go see it, Oscar-nominated or not.

But I can't believe you left Friday the 13th!!! Blood! Gore! Hackings!
cianconnellcianconnell on February 15th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't get the Oscar stuff at all. Love Slumdog, though.

Friday the 13th was pretty banal. Even in the 15 or so that I saw. Hee, that Psych had Tuesday the 17th on Friday night. Now that? Was much better!
beachtreebeachtree on February 14th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
Friday the 13th? For real? That's some sense of loyalty- or something... How many of those have been made to date? Yeah, rhetorical.

I know someone who fell asleep in The Reader. Maybe that wasn't time wasted, but it seems yours was. The commercials haven't exactly had me clamoring to see it, but I felt the same about the other Kate Winslet film this year. Must be me.

Happy birthday to the husband. At least he's getting some beer and a surprise, even if you're on hostess burnout overload.

Those fees are just beginning. I still remember the cost for hockey, especially, when I was growing up. It sounded like robbery to us kids. We couldn't figure out where the money went. Hmmm... Secret illegal ops?
cianconnellcianconnell on February 15th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
I shoulda slept during The Reader, it would have put my time to better use. Seriously, there was a ton of illicit sex in it? But like, that's all there was to it. I just...meh. I just didn't like it.

The husband was way surprised on his birthday. And happy, so I'm glad someone threw it for him, even if it wasn't me.

Now? I'd just like to be asleep. I'm way sick and kinda wanted to check out for today, but it's Valentine's and the husband is in F&B, so I, unfortunately am "on duty." Blech.

Off to watch Cops!
beachtreebeachtree on February 15th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
It seems as if the the unofficial sleepers club for The Reader grows. Two more I know of can be added to the list. I'm not sure what that says. Maybe it can be in its own award category? Since I haven't seen it/napped through it, I'm going by third party info. I know of one person who actively liked it. The rest? Not so much.

A happy husband should make for a happier you- in theory. These are good things.

Valentine's and all such "out and about/celebrating" holidays mean the opposite for you. Bummer- and nasty timing. Hopefully, Cops will zone you out- or make your own misery pale in comparison.
cianconnellcianconnell on February 16th, 2009 01:00 am (UTC)
Okay, and now I'm interested in knowing what your friend actually liked about The Reader. I'd say skip it entirely, but that's just me...

Cops was actually pretty funny last night. Then I got trapped watching the home buying shows on TLC or some such...good times.
beachtreebeachtree on February 18th, 2009 07:31 am (UTC)
This particular friend is one whose mind I've stopped trying to figure out- at all. I tend to let my eyes/ears glaze over and nod agreeably. She really doesn't wait to hear if I have anything to add. She has many positive qualities, but she does love the sound of her own voice. It all balances out.

I don't know that she liked aspects of the story, or even the way it was directed and then came acrosss. I think it was more that she admired some of the acting in particular scenes, so it was about select parts, but not the sum- at all.
cianconnellcianconnell on February 19th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Ha that I just saw a segment of The View and the two movie reviewers were all gushing about how wonderful Winslet was, making this character sympathetic and Barbara Walters was like, "You kidding me? That Nazi child fucker? I couldn't stand her." Yes, Baba, I agree entirely!

My VBF here is kinda like your friend. She's entirely awesome, but a complete talker-over-er, so I just smile and nod and don't even attempt to engage, unless it's to share important info (like the super-expensive baseball info...*sigh*...and HA! that she just signed her son up, after scratching her head in my general direction when I divulged the info...AND her husband's been totally strangholded into being the head coach of her kid's team...and they have 2-a-weeks for a month before opening day...HAHA, that's why I always sign the kids up for stuff (they're less likely to ask a chick to coach)).
beachtreebeachtree on February 21st, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Barbara Wawa used THE "f" word? Hee. Actually, I can see her not being such a fan of this flick. Obviously, Winslet is a media darling right now, especially with two lauded films that have the "right kind" of appeal for most critics- especially the highbrow sort. I'm definitely not a fan of the typical blockbuster that the Hollywood mill seems to crank out with a gazillion sequels, or- even worse- multiple low-budget imitations that suddenly make the original seem less painful. Still, I can't pretend to like something to chime in with a certain crowd. Good for Barbwa for stating her own opinion- I mean "view." Considering this chat, the timing is pretty funny.

What is it with the overtalker talker-overs? I guess it means that the rest of us can check out. Not always a bad thing! Then it times to pick the moments and choose the battles re: getting a word in. And you're so right about the coaching. Guys still don't seem to get that not only one gender is interested in- and good at- sports. But if they're going to wear the blinders, why not beat them at their own game and use it against them when it's to your advantage? (This coming from the person who admits to enjoying watching the guys sucking wind in spin class or boot camp, etc.)