Today, Maribou and I are going to go to the brunch place she discovered last week and then to two separate movies. I’m going to catch the new Mission Impossible, she’s going to catch Trainwreck.
If you folks out there in relationships have not done this, you seriously need to. Instead of discussing about compromising about which movie you’re going to be watching, you just have to compromise about movie start times. (Added bonus: occasionally you’ll hear the other person say “I saw a real cruddy movie. I would have had a better time watching yours instead.”)
What this means, on a practical level, is this:
The reviews are pending. I’ll be able to get my take on Mission Impossible out later today.
Here’s a best guess for Mission Impossible in the meantime: “Amazing special effects, silly (nigh-incoherent?) story, cardboard cutout characters whose main skills involve being “charming”, I can’t wait for the next one”. I may or may not still be confused as to how we found ourselves in the alternate timeline where Tom Cruise consistently puts out the best action movies.
My best guess for Trainwreck will be something like “Judd Apatow… this is going to be a ‘raunchy’ comedy that serves to make some fairly straightforward socially conservative arguments in the form of demonstrating that normal…ish people are merely unhappy but the people who draw outside the lines are grotesques who are pathologically alienated from even the possibility of happiness.”
But those are just best guesses based on the last few films of theirs that I’ve seen.
In television news: Person of Interest: Season 4 *FINALLY* comes out on Tuesday. (This is one of those shows that starts out being a competent “thing of the week” procedural and, suddenly, ends up in some strange “holy cow, I can’t believe how good this story is” twentyish-episode story arc territory. And the guy in charge of picking the music for the various episodes is even more stuck in the 90’s than I am. First three seasons are Highly Recommended. I have high hopes for the fourth.)
So… what are you reading and/or watching?
(Photo is “Movie Night“, taken by Ginny, used under a creative commons license.)