This post is coming to you from my "office" at Big-O on Clayton Rd. Apparently Lisa's van is in need of a new tire. Assuming I would experience a "short wait," I brought the laptop. My plan was to hang out at Joe Seppi's Internet Cafe but go figure, I couldn't log-on to their wifi. Advertisement Fail. So I trekked back across the street to Big-O and set up shop on a stack of product.
So we watched The Birds last night; a free library rental! I can't recall if I'd ever seen this movie from beginning to end, but with all due respect to Hitchcock I thought it was sort of lame. There was way too much bullshit between any sort of action. There's a whole mess of stuff revolving around Mitch's possessive mother, (methinks Hitch had some mommy issues),his ex-girlfriend (played by a very young Suzanne Pleshette), long scenes of Tippi driving her car or motoring across the bay in a little motorboat, all the while still wearing her fur coat and heels. Lots of wasted time it seemed. Maybe I don't have a strong appreciation for old films, but then I enjoyed The Lost Weekend, for all its corn-pone, and I like many a film that doesn't focus on special effects, so maybe The Birds just blows.
Other movies I picked up at the library:
- The Wild Ride - Very corny beatnik-type flick starring a very young Jack Nicholson. It sucks, but it was filmed locally back in 1960, so it's fun for shots and scenes of local sites.
- The Island of Dr. Moreau - I've seen this but don't recall whether or not it sucked or if it's inappropriate for kids. Guess we'll see. What's the worst it could have with a PG-13 rating, Cat People tits?
- Ray - Seen it, but I like flicks about blind, black musicians. Does that make me a racist? Sue me.
- The Illusionist - This came out about the same time as The Prestige and I recall lots of comparisons being made. I've never seen it, but I assume it's about magicians. I like Ed Norton so I rented it. Does that make me gay? Probably. Ed Norton also played a racist in American History X, so that likely makes me a gay racist. Now there's a first. I wonder if I can use that to claim minority status on future job applications?
- The Majestic - I've seen this one too. May or may not watch it, but it's one we can watch with the kids, so. And I like movies about white, rubbery faced guys.
So if you'll excuse me, this gay racist is hungry for some din-din, after which I will retire to the movies. And remember to save me the aisle seat! It makes it easier to excuse myself to partake in illicit behavior in the bathroom stalls.