Sunday, February 24, 2008

Queen 'Night At The Opera'

I ventured out to see the movie There Will Be Blood last night. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it. Mark Burger, the film critic for the Two Guys Named Chris Show on Rock 92, RAVED about this movie. My friend Allyson Jones called me up one night when she left a showing of There Will Be Blood and yelled at me over the phone, “Eugene, you MUST see this movie.”

She and I have similar tastes… I fully trust her opinion.

Mark Burger and I agree on a lot of films.

I initially went to see Vantage Point, but I missed the 7:50pm showing and settled for the 8pm showing of There Will Be Blood.

The film was expertly shot. The cinematography was excellent. Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance was top notch. But I failed to see what was so great about the film. In my small review sent to all my Netflix buddies, I wrote…

“Now I have an idea what a coma is like. Long, drawn out, and lacking movement. And I still don't know what 'Blood' is really about!”

I kept checking the clock on my cell phone. I sent a few text messages. And if I had been at home… I’m sure that I would have found some laundry to do. The movie took longer to watch than getting a Master’s Degree.

Am I missing something?

I’ve looked online for various things to learn from my Blood movie experience, but everything I read just didn’t convince me that it was a great film. Did these people raving about the film actually watch it? Or are they simply agreeing with the critics in order to seem like a smart and refined movie patron?

I do not know.

And while I was at the Carmike Cinema in Winston-Salem… I noticed that they were showing the new Hannah Montana 3-D concert film. Being a sucker for any 3-D movie (yes, I plan on seeing U2’s 3-D concert film even though I don’t like U2), I checked on it.

It runs 77 minutes and they will charge you $17 to see it!

That’s purse snatching! That’s wallet rape!

Sadly, I’m sure there are plenty of parents out there that have been fleeced by their daughters to see this concert/movie event. It seems that Miss Montana will be able to litter the entire Big Sky Country with all the greenbacks that she’ll harvest with this concert film.

So sign me up for a Montana Highway to clean up!


  1. Anonymous9:23 AM

    I did not get the movie either. I keep waiting for someone to tell me what I missed, and at that point is when I hit myself over the head thinking "wow! how did I not get that!?" Don't see it happening though.

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  3. I confess I did see the Hannah Montana movie but I don't think I paid quite that much. While I was there I saw the previews for U23-D. I sent a text to my husband all fired up. He sent a sarcastic response. He hasn't forgiven me for dragging him to see Rattle and Hum twice at the old Terrace theater.

  4. Anonymous9:59 AM

    Hannah Montana?!?!

    You're kidding right? I hope you're kidding. If not, I will personally remove your manhood and send you to sit in the corner with the rest of the teenyboppers who enjoy that garbage.