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Yesterday was Triple Feature Friday for the ol' kapgar. Something I'm pretty sure I've never done before in my life. Yes, three movies in one day. And I stayed awake for all three!

First, after Katie finished her student teaching meetings during the day, she and I went to see (500) Days of Summer. Absolutely brilliant movie. It was so well done and if this doesn't hammer home the name Joseph Gordon-Levitt as one of the better 20 to 30-something actors in Hollywood right now (I think he's 28), nothing will. And Zooey Deschanel? I don't think there's anything I can say that hasn't already been said. She's just fantastic.

After that was The Time Traveler's Wife. Admittedly, I have not read the book yet so I cannot compare from one medium to the other. But Katie just finished the book a couple weeks ago. As someone who has only seen the movie, I enjoyed it. I was never bored nor confused and I enjoyed the interplay between Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams. Katie said that there were some key details left out and the ending was very different, but it didn't bother her too terribly. She still cried like a baby at the end and enjoyed it overall. She did tell me, however, that whereas the book's description of time travel kinda confused her, it all made sense when she saw it on screen. The woman sitting next to us completely agreed.

Then, later that night, my buddy Eric invited me to go see District 9 with him. I need to admit something about this movie... before last week, I'd never heard about it at all. No previews, no posters, no nothing. Then I saw a trailer tacked onto G.I. Joe and just thought it looked weird. But I went anyway after Eric gave me a primer on it. I FREAKIN' LOVED IT! Holy crap. I haven't had this much fun at an alien film in years. Probably not truly since Aliens in '86. The documentary style of shooting this film and splicing in the news and archival footage was brilliant. Plus, it was the most perfect integration of live acting and CGI I've ever seen. And the movie was a ton of fun, too. I don't want to say much about the plot of the movie whatsoever because I think my going into it with a complete sense of tabula rasa really helped the experience immensely. Just go see it.

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Sybil Law

3 movies on one weekend?! Wow!
I went and visited you already. :)
It's nap time for me. I shouldn't even be commenting. Sorry.


# movies in one weekend is awesome! You Are Cinema King.


Naps are meant to be saved for weekdays during workhours! That's what
you taught me anyway!


More like three in one night. There's still time left. ;-)


I will have to add those to my queue. Did you get popcorn at each? :P


Only at one. ;-)


I finished the book yesterday and decided I didn't want to see the movie because the pictures I have in my head are so good I don't want to ruin them. But now that I read this, I sort of want to see it to see how everything compares. Now I can't decide!


I love Zooey Deschanel. 'Enuf said.


I am worried about Time Traveler's Wife because I love the book so very much...I just feel like it can't live up to the picture I painted in my head while reading it. I do want to see 500 Days and Vahid was raving about District 9. And I still need to see Julie & Julia. Damn I need to get to the movies!


Bite the bullet!


She's mine!


Katie is planning to go see Julie&Julia sometime soon at a time when I'm at
work and she's not. I want to see it, but she wants to see a movie by
herself since she rarely gets to. So she'll tell me how it is and if it's
worth me going to see it with her. She knows my tastes pretty well.


I've not heard much about the (500) Days of Summer, though I am a fan of Zooey D. I'll likely see The Time Traveler's Wife (I read the book) and I've got to see District 9. I wanted to take my boys to D9, this weekend, and then found out it was rated R. It looks like they'll have to wait.


I say you go see D9 by yourself first and make the determination on the
kids. It's kinda gory to a point. But so much fun. But you've also gotta
factor in the thick accents and rampant subtitling. Not sure how kids would
handle that.

Beyond Alice

I saw the Time Traveller's Wife yesterday, and I really liked it! I'm not usually into sappy chick flicks, but I did read the book, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I think they did a really good job of keeping the movie pretty close to the book. And yes, I cried. :)

Also, I wanted to let you know that I saw The Flaming Lips on Saturday! It was AMAZING. Definitely worth going!!!! :)

Kevin Spencer

Can't bloody wait to go see District 9. Going this Friday.


I'm so happy The Lips lived up to the expectation level I set for you. I
desperately want to see them again.


Enjoy it, my friend. I'm seeing it again on Thursday night with my dad.


You must really love Katie to go see The Time Travelers Wife. My wife wants to go see that, but after seeing the previews, it just looked too much of a movie that I may not enjoy. But based on your seeing it, I will upgrade from "not going to see it" to "will add it to Netflix list when it comes out"

I still need to go see Bruno and several other flicks, including District 9.


I do love her, indeed. But this is a time travel film and I'd likely have
seen it anyway. I love time travel, even if romantically oriented. What was
the old Christopher Reeve/Jane Seymour time travel romance film? That was
pretty good too.


The film you are thinking of was "Somewhere In Time" I actually sat down and watched that one at one point. It wasn't bad, but I admit I saw it after the first 2 Superman movies, so Christopher Reeve helped. I love a good time travel film (Back To The Future trilogy), but when a love story gets mixed in, it's not a draw for me.

Speaking of Reeve, or rather Reeves, there was a Keanu Reeves movie back a few years called "The Lake House" that had a time travel feel to it. It had Sandra Bullock in it, who I like. I got through maybe 30 mins into it and had to let my wife finish watching it. I just couldn't get into it.


I did see The Lake House, but my expectations for it were so low (because it
was Reeves and I was getting tired of the standard Bullock rom-com by this
point) that Katie and I actually enjoyed it to some degree.

Yeah, Somewhere in Time, that was it.


I just saw District 9 last night and loved it. It was very unique and a great concept.


I can't think of a single thing I didn't absolutely love about that film.


I've seen Time Traveler's and District 9 (which is actually my current post) and was underwhelmed by both. I liked District 9 but I think it was one of those where too many people/critics loved it so much and my expectations were still too high. We want to see 500 Days, though, maybe this weekend...


I think the key to District 9 was seeing it the first weekend before
so much news and reviews slipped out about it. Before expectations
could set in.

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