When I indulge, I over-indulge. After going out to the movies for the first time in a month, and after watching two films yesterday, I put in a couple more DVDs last night.
Grosse Pointe Blank — John Cusack is a hit man who returns to his high school reunion and reconnects with girlfriend Minnie Driver. I like this offbeat comedy for being so universal in its feelings at the same time it’s so unusual in its plot.
I fear it might not pass the movie rule, though — two women have to talk to each other about something other than men or clothes, and I can’t think of a conversation that doesn’t involve Cusack. Dan Ackroyd is really funny as a competing hit man who’s trying to unionize the field, though, and I always like Jeremy Piven. True friendship is knowing they’ll help you dispose of a body without asking questions.
Pirates of the Caribbean — The trailer for the sequel coming this summer ran before X-Men, and KC and I looked at each other and said “We should watch that again.” I love the visual imagination of the films, and Captain Jack rocks. Not much else to say except… it’s not just pirates, it’s ZOMBIE pirates!
(Quick poll: do readers like fresh thoughts on films broken up throughout the month or do you prefer the all-in-one monthly roundup?)