So this weekend we got Starz for free. Our cable provider does that from time to time to try to coerce us into subscribing to the pay channels. We’ve fallen for it in the past but now we know that they only show the good stuff during the free weekend. This time we got hip to their game and just DVR’d all the stuff we want to see. Maybe it’ll disappear after the weekend is over, in which case we’ll never get to everything.
We watched No Country For Old Men first, even though we had already seen it in the theater. It’s still good. We also watched Green Street Hooligans, starring Frodo Baggins. When that movie came out a year or two ago I really wanted to see it but I never got around to it. Now I wish I didn’t see it. It was really dumb. I mean, Frodo plays this kid who gets wrongly expelled from Harvard, then goes to visit his sister in England. He hooks up with a bunch of soccer hooligans and even though he’s never been in a fight in his life he becomes a big time hooligan in like two seconds. Some other stuff happens too but it’s too dumb to talk about. Mr. Rizzuto stopped watching it about halfway through but I hate not finishing what I started.
Also, we watched Gone Baby Gone. It was really good, although Mr. Rizzuto and I disagreed about the ending. He’s wrong, I’m right, but I won’t tell you why in case you want to see it for yourself. Anyway, I tend to think that Ben Afflek is a douchbage, but he directed it and I have to say he did a good job. It was based on a book by Dennis Lehane, who also wrote Mystic River. That was a good movie also, but in this one you really got the sense that the characters were real Boston blue collar stiffs, whereas in Mystic River it just seemed like actors.
Tonight I will watch The Triplets of Belleville. Stay tuned for a review. I also recorded Haven, featuring my boyfriend Orlando, but I think that comes on after the free weekend is over. I can tell you what happens in that movie though, Orlando takes his shirt off. I don’t really remember anything else. Oh, except that his leading lady could be my twin (see? OK, maybe not.) which makes it kinda cool.
That is all.