Last night something very special happened. I was invited to Jordan Commons to see The Help for free because I am a rad blogger. . . I guess? So my plus one [Lisa] and I casually but excitedly drove to Jordan Commons and enjoyed a wonderful movie. Well, that's what could have happened. Instead we entered Jordan's Landing into our geo-tracking device and were too late to get a place in The Help at Jordan Commons when we eventually got there. (Who names two theaters almost the same thing?) I guess they don't hold seats--even for rad bloggers. It was a serendipitous turn of events, as you will see.
We bought tickets to Captain America whichlet'sbehonest sounded a little more exciting than The Help. Captain America is great. It looks amazing. I love Cap's outfit. It's really perfect. And the shield which seems a little cumbersome is actually quite awesome in the movie. (Just like Thor's hammer.) Stay after the credits and you'll be excited. Joss Wheden is driving The Avengers bus and I am so on board. Captain America is enjoyable and well done. X-Men: First Class is still better. Well, it is.
We were some of the last people to leave the theater and as we walked out Lisa made an off-handed comment about going to another movie. Right then and there. Another movie. Chuckle chuckle. As if! Well, friends. Ima tell you what we did. We did it. We sent some texts and made some calls and we got right back in line and went to a second movie. Two ladies. Two movies. Two 44 ounces of soda [each] (totaling 176 oz).
We chose the 10:15pm showing of Cowboys and Aliens. The experience of going to two movies in a night was divine and unprecedented. It's how I want to live. I give an A+ to the premise of Cowboys and Aliens. Cowboys? And Aliens? Yes. And yes! But--and here's the twist--there's no twist. There's no meta. It's not self-aware. It's awesome, in it's way (the aliens are SCARY) but in a world where Inception exists, I can't get super excited about a one-note western even if the one note is Daniel Craig. He is so good, by the way, and can carry a movie just by wearing chaps and walking around. The gruff voice-offs with Harrison Ford are also a bonus, to be sure, but aside from being a part of the greatest night of my life Cowboys and Aliens is just fair to middling. Still, I wouldn't change a thing about last night.
How do I see so many movies? How do I read so many books? How do I blog so much? How do I do it?
I'll tell you how: By not running marathons.