nom_de_paradis (nom_de_paradis) wrote in moviehouse,

at the movies

since no one was available for jews night t the movies, I took a cab to the chinese joint across the street from the galaxy and had chinese food for dinner. then I walked across the street and took in a screening of the movie called "the road". it was the perfect anti-christmas movie! a bleak, distopian vision of a future in which almost everything is dead and the only folks left are ultr-violent gangs of cannibals. into this viggo mortensen and his tween son are attempting to "head south" to where they believe it is still a healthy land to live. before they leave on this voyage, charlize theron (as the wife and mom) decides she just can't take it anymore and leaves them to go out into the wilderness and die. they attempt a happy ending in which viggo's TB gets the best of him and he dies, but a family which in a deux machina way suddenly appears to adopt the boy. doesn't quite work.

then, on christmas day, catastrophegirl took me to a showing of the new 3d pictuare "avatar". I kept finding myself uttering the word "wow" at the awesome 3d effects. but, basically, it's a dumb movie and if they'd only spent 1% of that they spent on the effects on better dialogue it would have been a much better movie going experience. awesome effects work, regardless.

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