Saturday, December 26, 2009


Yes, the holiday was nice. There will probably be a post in the next day or so - avec images, but for now, you get what you get.

What better way to get off our lazy asses on a major holiday than to go see a movie. Our 10th of the year. I know, I know - I only have six more days to see two more films to meet my self-imposed goal.

Somewhere in my warped mind, I feel I can still achieve this - all the while trying to wrap up work, start a new job, have house guests (potentially), go to a dinner party, go to a possible concert and another major holiday eve before year's end. Yowza.

Anyhoo - we went to go see Up in the Air.

First off, it was well attended for a late afternoon movie on xmas. And I don't know how we do it, but considering we are both pushing a half-century each, how is it that we were the youngest people in the frickin' audience?

Made by Jason Reitman (Ivan's son), the director of Juno, I had high expectations. While they weren't quite met, it hit all its marks, as predictable as they were. Geo Clooney was fine. More than fine, actually - but Oscar buzz? Really?

On the other hand - why not? Everyone else seemingly has an Oscar: Jamie Foxx. Robin Williams. Marisa Tomei. Even Whoopi Fuckin' Goldberg. I suppose Clooney's put in his time somewhere that someone should hand him one. Affleck got one easier.

Not that they should really be compared, but Juno had more humour, more heart. And less predictability. It was fine and not all that deep. Is it the best movie of the year? No - not even in my top 5 - and I still have two more to see!

Still, it was on my list and now I can cross it off. It was a good afternoon distraction.

Song by: R.E.M.


A Lewis said...

I heard rumors that it was sort of depressing in a strange way -- that he spent all of his time by himself, no relationships, nobody to talk to -- much like my own job. Merry Day After and Start of Kwanza!

Birdie said...

Isn't "Avatar" on your list? I'm seeing it on IMAX before the week is up.