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I've never been in Broom Closet #1 before. It's smaller than #5. six rows deep, eight seats across, my loungeroom is bigger. And it still smells vaguely from the vomit over in #2.

Into these intimate environs poured a gaggle of teenaged boys who sat behind me and proceeded to kick my chair and throw popcorn at me for the duration. Remind me next time that I should hop a bus and travel two hours to a cinema where the patrons aren't wannabe gangstas, where I can enjoy my films in some sort of peace and comfort, or just not go at all.

It was probably the blouse of frumpiness that provoked it. Ah well.

I missed the first fifteen minutes or so of the film in a torrent of popcorn, seat kicking and actual me kicking, but I suspect I didn't miss much of the plot. I suspect there wasn't much of a plot to miss. It didn't matter. I even endured the film being all wonky with the wrong lense on. I just wanted to see Johnny, and see Johnny I did (though I suspect I'll want to revisit this on cable or dvd to catch the bits I missed).

The reviews were right. Poor Antonio is way, way passed his useby date, but Johhny rocks. The reviews lied though. They never warned me that it was not an Enrique free zone, and they said Johnny had a bit part. I thoght Johnny had more screen time that Antionio, but that could have just been my perception, and the abuse always slowed during Johnny's bits, mercifully, so I could pay better attention.

It was one sick and seriously warped and violent film, and the homage to Clint's early spaghetti westerns was deeply obvious (I was waiting for a closeup of the chicken), but I liked it. I grew up watching violent shoot outs. Heh. I just loved how amoral everyone was. Priceless.

Spent Friday afternoon watching Spider-Man and Dog Soldiers. Not uninterrupted, mind, but I managed to make it all the way through to the end credits, which was a mighty achievement. Dog Soldiers is hilarious (and Sean be still cute). I felt I needed to see it, hoping it would inspire me. I think I might drag out my Dougray episodes of Soldier Soldier instead :D

Missed Stargate on account of another nasty old headache.

And I couldn't find those Raffles books, either, for love or money. I thought 20 minutes after work and before shop closing time wouldn't be enough to look but it was plenty of time because the WH Smith had closed. Yep, I live in a gangsta ridden crap hole with no computer shops and no bookshops. Ack. Nor could I find it at Borders or Dymocks on Saturday and the library has never had Raffles which is why I have my own yellowed copy of the first book. Frustration. Denial. Grizzle. Gnash.

Saturday involved eschewing all my duties and responsibilities, well, most of them anyway as I combined grocery day with the flicks. This involved the long and twisty bus ride but it's worth it to be able to shop without being hassled by horrid little rapist gangstas. Hate them.

I like the nice, if fascist, shopping centre for naice people. Was able to purchase all groceries including luxury items like the brown bread I like, some powdered hot chocolates for work, chai tea, evening primrose oil, low scent deodorant, fresh fruit and veg and the first season of Northern Exposure. Ahem. It just fell into the basket, I swear.

Well, at least I walked past the Knight Rider and Miami Vice, though the MV will require another lookiesee against a list of episodes of note that I've scrawled out (the lure of Actor X once again, natch).

The fillum of choice was Hidalgo. AP had been nagging me (ahem) for weeks about it so I weakened and let the wizened auld crone come along, and, blimey, she enjoyed it. Actually, so did I. Fie on those puckered up reviewers. Sure it's more of a pub story than based on fact, but who cares, it was a glorious old Saturday afternoon flick and we loved it. The auld crone thinks Viggo is a bit hubba hubba, too. Eeew (sharing crushes with mater might be okay for some, but not when your mater is old enough to be your grandmother).

Anyways, fun film if you like cowboys and injuns and Arabian nights.

Anyone know if Grosse Point is out on dvd? It's become required viewing. It's just too fekking funny. Especially if you've wasted a large portion of your life watching American teen soaps like I have.

Sunday night was rounded out with the last of that Brit prog whose name escapes me everytime. Poor Marc Warren, though. Sure, his character deserved to suffer, but he had such a miserable time of it, compared to the rest of the scurvy dogs. Poor, pitiful, dribbling baby. Followed it up with Viggo on Letterman and the end of the Bourne Identity. Once again I was mislead into thinking Clive had a blink and you miss him role, so I never went to see this in the theatres. Liars. He so totally has a big part and lots of cool close ups. I must get home in time for the first half today. Which means TPTB are to be disappointed in my (complete lack of) dedication today (ie very little unpaid overtime will be done today in their name).

Forgot to mention I picked up a bit of Clive on Friday, the second half of the Echo, which was all interenced with with bright green splotches. Thursdays didn't even tape thanks to a brownout. I resolve to track down the dvd.

It's been a while since I've cracked myself up so badly I've had to supress silent giggles. Yes, I know I'm a lunatic, but still, I've been a grumpy and morose lunatic of late. I think the reason why I'm so cheerful today is threefold: Fearless Leader is away, thanks to a rainy weekend I'm dressed a tad more cas than usual and last, but by no means least, the server room caught fire yesterday, everything is melty, ergo no network, no pesky emails from prats who annoy me no end. Heh, who needs black candles, eh?

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    <font face="verdana, arial" size=1><p>I've never been in Broom Closet #1 before. It's smaller than #5. six rows deep, eight seats across, my loungeroom is bigger. And it still smells vaguely from the vomit over in #2. </p><lj-cut text="a trip to the flicks"><p> Into these intimate environs poured a gaggle of teenaged boys who sat behind me and proceeded to kick my chair and throw popcorn at me for the duration. Remind me next time that I should hop a bus and travel two hours to a cinema where the patrons aren't wannabe gangstas, where I can enjoy my films in some sort of peace and comfort, or just not go at all. </p><p> It was probably the blouse of frumpiness that provoked it. Ah well. </p><p> I missed the first fifteen minutes or so of the film in a torrent of popcorn, seat kicking and actual me kicking, but I suspect I didn't miss much of the plot. I suspect there wasn't much of a plot to miss. It didn't matter. I even endured the film being all wonky with the wrong lense on. I just wanted to see <b>Johnny</b>, and see Johnny I did (though I suspect I'll want to revisit this on cable or dvd to catch the bits I missed). </p><p> The reviews were right. Poor Antonio is way, way passed his useby date, but Johhny rocks. The reviews lied though. They never warned me that it was not an Enrique free zone, and they said Johnny had a bit part. I thoght Johnny had more screen time that Antionio, but that could have just been my perception, and the abuse always slowed during Johnny's bits, mercifully, so I could pay better attention. </p><p> It was one sick and seriously warped and violent film, and the homage to <b>Clint</b>'s early spaghetti westerns was deeply obvious (I was waiting for a closeup of the chicken), but I liked it. I grew up watching violent shoot outs. Heh. I just loved how amoral everyone was. Priceless. </p><p> Spent Friday afternoon watching <b>Spider-Man</b> and <b>Dog Soldiers</b>. Not uninterrupted, mind, but I managed to make it all the way through to the end credits, which was a mighty achievement. Dog Soldiers is hilarious (and <b>Sean</b> be still cute). I felt I needed to see it, hoping it would inspire me. I think I might drag out my <b>Dougray</b> episodes of <b>Soldier Soldier</b> instead :D </p><p> Missed <b>Stargate</b> on account of another nasty old headache. </p><p> And I couldn't find those <b>Raffles</b> books, either, for love or money. I thought 20 minutes after work and before shop closing time wouldn't be enough to look but it was plenty of time because the WH Smith had closed. Yep, I live in a gangsta ridden crap hole with no computer shops and no bookshops. Ack. Nor could I find it at Borders or Dymocks on Saturday and the library has never had Raffles which is why I have my own yellowed copy of the first book. Frustration. Denial. Grizzle. Gnash. </p><p> Saturday involved eschewing all my duties and responsibilities, well, most of them anyway as I combined grocery day with the flicks. This involved the long and twisty bus ride but it's worth it to be able to shop without being hassled by horrid little rapist gangstas. Hate them. </p><p> I like the nice, if fascist, shopping centre for naice people. Was able to purchase all groceries including luxury items like the brown bread I like, some powdered hot chocolates for work, chai tea, evening primrose oil, low scent deodorant, fresh fruit and veg and the first season of <b>Northern Exposure</b>. Ahem. It just fell into the basket, I swear. </p><p> Well, at least I walked past the Knight Rider and Miami Vice, though the MV will require another lookiesee against a list of episodes of note that I've scrawled out (the lure of Actor X once again, natch). </p><p> The fillum of choice was <b>Hidalgo</b>. AP had been nagging me (ahem) for weeks about it so I weakened and let the wizened auld crone come along, and, blimey, she enjoyed it. Actually, so did I. Fie on those puckered up reviewers. Sure it's more of a pub story than based on fact, but who cares, it was a glorious old Saturday afternoon flick and we loved it. The auld crone thinks <b>Viggo</b> is a bit hubba hubba, too. Eeew (sharing crushes with mater might be okay for some, but not when your mater is old enough to be your grandmother). </p><p> Anyways, fun film if you like cowboys and injuns and Arabian nights. </p><p> Anyone know if Grosse Point is out on dvd? It's become required viewing. It's just too fekking funny. Especially if you've wasted a large portion of your life watching American teen soaps like I have. </p><p> Sunday night was rounded out with the last of that Brit prog whose name escapes me everytime. Poor Marc Warren, though. Sure, his character deserved to suffer, but he had such a miserable time of it, compared to the rest of the scurvy dogs. Poor, pitiful, dribbling baby. Followed it up with Viggo on Letterman and the end of the Bourne Identity. Once again I was mislead into thinking Clive had a blink and you miss him role, so I never went to see this in the theatres. Liars. He so totally has a big part and lots of cool close ups. I must get home in time for the first half today. Which means TPTB are to be disappointed in my (complete lack of) dedication today (ie very little unpaid overtime will be done today in their name). </p><p> Forgot to mention I picked up a bit of Clive on Friday, the second half of the Echo, which was all interenced with with bright green splotches. Thursdays didn't even tape thanks to a brownout. I resolve to track down the dvd. </p><p> It's been a while since I've cracked myself up so badly I've had to supress silent giggles. Yes, I know I'm a lunatic, but still, I've been a grumpy and morose lunatic of late. I think the reason why I'm so cheerful today is threefold: Fearless Leader is away, thanks to a rainy weekend I'm dressed a tad more cas than usual and last, but by no means least, the server room caught fire yesterday, everything is melty, ergo no network, no pesky emails from prats who annoy me no end. 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