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The Movies™

I think the last good, recent movie I saw in a theatre was Minority Report. That was awhile ago.

Back when I had a life (ha!), I’d go and see a movie at least once a week, sometimes more. Good or bad, it didn’t matter. We’d go, and it’d be fun, even if the movie was terrible. And then I realized I don’t have enough money to be going to the movies that frequently, so I started saving my money by not going to the movies unless the movie looked really good. And under my horrible scrutiny, very few movies look really good, so I haven’t been out to see a movie in quite some time.

And now, all of a sudden, within the last few weeks I’ve developed a must-see list, and I have no idea why movies have been so shitty looking for the last few months, but now all of a sudden some that look really excellent are coming out. Here’s the list (in order of priority):

1. Adaptation

2. Equilibrium

3. About Schmidt

4. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

5. Star Trek: Nemesis

6. Gangs of New York

7. 25th Hour

9. Evelyn

So how the hell did that happen? There are nine movies that I feel I have to see, and if I don’t, my soul will evaporate and my body will trasmogrify into some sort of bloody mushroom of organ tissue. Which, incidentally, is bad. I blame Oscar season for this. And also, maybe, the summer crapfest. These movies look a lot better when they’re stacked up in a row after the summer of XXX (which, for fuck’s sake, isn’t even a porno!) and Men in Black II (why, Rip Torn, WHY?!@!@!).

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