Tuesday, January 25, 2011

At The Movies

One of the items from my 101 Things in 1001 Days list was to go to the movies alone.

I know this really isn't any huge accomplishment or anything. It's not like, say...painting a replica of the Mona Lisa on the head of a pin while riding the Tilt-a-Whirl with a coked-up carny at the controls (or something like that), but it is something that some people just don't want to ever do. I hadn't done it before, so I thought, "I'll give it a try," and I got my chance during my week in Kansas City.

Probably the coolest thing about my experience was the theatre itself. I went to the AMC in the Power and Light District downtown. When I went inside, I never expected to see a stadium-seating theatre in a historic downtown building, but somehow they managed to pack several of them in there.

Other than that, my experience was about as interesting as this post is turning out (not very). I saw The Dilemma.

It was mildly entertaining to watch Vince Vaughn get the snot beat out of him, but as much as I like Queen Latifah, her lines were more disturbing than funny. The best part of the entire movie was the 1970 Dodge Challenger convertible. Rowrrrrrrr!!!!

[awkward silence]

Alright...speaking of disturbing....last night I had a dream that I ate this giant marshmallow, and when I woke up, my giant marshmallow was gone.

[crickets chirping]

No? OK, well now you know just how entertaining the movie was.

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5 comments:

Alan T Hainkel said...

*moves to cross "The Dilemma" off his list of movies to watch* Oh, it's not on there... ok...

Suppose the theatre experience would have been better with a better movie...

Grey Horse Matters said...

Well that's one more thing out of the way. Thanks for the review, but I wouldn't have gone to that one anyway. Can't remember the last time I actually went to the movies.Might have been Dances with Wolves. Hmm. Guess I better find something I like and go.

Nicole said...

I can actually say I've never been to the movies by myself either.

smazourek said...

I saw "American Pie" by myself. There were two other people in the theater. That movie tickled my funny bone something awful and I nearly busted myself laughing. The two other people obviously avoided me when the movie was over.

Anyway, I like Kevin James. I think he's funny. But I'd never pay to see any movie that he's in, none of them have been worth it.

Jessie McCandless said...

OK, just to clarify, it wasn't on my list, either. I was just too impatient to wait another hour for a different movie.

See, it's true: good things come to those who wait, or at least bad things come to those who don't wanna wait...something like that! LOL!!

I like Kevin James, too, and that Adam Sandler movie he was in was pretty funny--at least better than this was. It was ok, I guess but I could have kept the $10 and watched reruns on TV. :)