Monday, June 9, 2008

Monday at the Movies

I can't stop thinking about Sex and the City. Didn't it just feel like you had a DVD in, and it was episode after episode and then when it ended you thought, Oh, I'm sad, but I'll just get up, get a glass of Diet Coke and some jujubes and then pop in the next DVD only there wasn't a next DVD to pop in?

That's how it felt to me. It made me sad.

A side note: I love this Charlotte T-shirt....

Speaking of DVDs and sadness, I've been a run of tearjerkers and not at all by choice. I recently rented The Kite Runner. When it came out, I didn't want to see it because I had just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns (Khaled Hosseini's followup) and I felt I needed a bit of a break from Afghanistan. Of course, is there ever really a break from Afghanistan? The soldiers certainly can't say, "You know, I'd like a break from Afghanistan now. Mind if I head to Miami for a week?" or even, "I think I'd like to pop in a DVD now and have a Diet Coke and some jujubes."

We should all be so lucky.

Side note #2: I tried to find a picture of a soldier drinking Diet Coke. I couldn't find one so clearly, they aren't getting any Diet Coke. I did, however, find a Hebrew Diet Coke...

And Diet Coke with Vitamins!

And Antioxidants!

Anyway, I forgot all about The Kite Runner for months until I saw a preview on another DVD and it looked so good. And it was. But it was also so sad. You know that type of sad that you just want to stop watching because it hurts so much to be so sad? That's what it was like to watch the movie. I watched it twice. The sad factor was doubled the second time around.

My PVR doesn't provide much respite from the sadness either. On TCM back in January, they had 31 days of Oscar and I taped many a classic I'd never seen. Everytime we want to watch something, we scroll through the list. They're not exactly light n' fluffy movies, so oftentimes we opt for Tila Tequila or The Paper instead...(gasp!). But every so often we watch one of the movies, and so far, I have not been disappointed. Last night we watched A River Runs Through It with a very young, post-Thelma and Louise but pre-everything-else-he's-ever-done Brad Pitt. It's author Norman Maclean's memoir - and I love a true story.

My favourite of the 31 Days of Oscar flicks so far though is On Golden Pond. Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda in his final film role. I think I cried for about two hours after the movie ended. Katharine Hepburn also has some excellent fashion sense. She is exactly how I want to look when I'm on the shuffleboard circuit in 50 years.

1 comment:

Alicia McAuley said...

I enjoyed the Sex and the City movie so much that I finally stopped denying myself and picked up almost all of the seasons on DVD. Even better than watching episodes on my Macbook while the power was out in our neighbourhood for a few hours was the fact that my FH was the one to suggest it :)

The only thing missing was a little vitamin-infused Diet Coke.