Signs of life

Tuesday morning I woke up with a strange, minor sore throat feeling. Huh? In the middle of summer? Pfft. I shrugged it off and went to trivia night, drank a beer, relaxed. Felt a little worse coming home that night and by Wednesday morning felt like I'd been hit by a truck.

For the next two days I was bed-ridden, regaining consciousness long enough to watch several a few movies the critics loved but I wasn't crazy about. And the last couple of episodes of the Sopranos (just to see what the big deal was all about).

Now finally, at 10:45 on Thursday I've regained my motor skills enough to give you just a sampling of the cinema I was forced to watch from my sickbed:

Entrapment Terrible movie that sounded interesting at the time about a heist that takes place on December 31, 1999. The Catherine Zeta-Jones/Sean Connery pairing made about as much sense as the Catherine Zeta-Jones/Michael Douglas pairing. So many annoying plot twists, I was expecting Sean Connery to pull off a mask to reveal that he's actually Cathy Z-Jones.

The Deer Hunter Why did I watch this while I was sick? As someone in constant pain, I couldn't take this movie. It had two moods: totally depressing and hugely intense, and I couldn't take either. Plus the thing was 3 hours long. I understood what the film was doing, but I wasn't in any state to appreciate it. Especially for 3 hours.

Mystic River I really thought I'd like this movie, instead it just made me mad. Another depressing-as-hell flick that I really shouldn't have been watching while I was sick.

Fever Pitch Mostly harmless, mostly lame comedy with Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore. Hey, after all that depressing crap, I had to find a light-hearted comedy, and it was this or Big Momma's House 2. This was a Farrelly Brothers comedy? I was strangely not grossed out. The choices for humor were a little puzzling however. Drew Barrymore gets a CAT Scan? Hilarious.

I'm pretty sure there were at least 3 more movies, but I'm still in a cold medicine-y haze, so I'm not sure. I don't think I've watched this many movies in such a short period in a long time. I think I need to get back to work...


Kelly said...

Fun fact: In my head, I often conflate Mystic River with The River Wild. (I've seen neither.)

Glad you're feeling better! Come back soon! Yesterday you missed the company picnic, which had lots of food you can't eat.

Gina said...

I enjoyed Fever Pitch. Not as much as Just Friends - because you know that's my favorite dumb comedy right now - but I thought Fever Pitch was entertaining.

(And I'm in love with Drew Berrymore.)

Ronson said...

Not sure I've heard of River Wild, but believe me, I wouldn't mistake the two. Before I went to bed, I stayed awake thinking of all the plot holes in that movie.

I didn't hate Fever Pitch, it just didn't blow me away. They did a good job sweeping you up in the excitement of the ballpark (maybe too good -- and I thought Cincinnati was a baseball town)... but seriously - that ending was pretty goofy.

And I'm sure that nuances of Just Friends that i just didn't pick up will be discussed on college campuses someday. :)

Joe said...

Milk came out my nose when I read the remark about the plot twists in "Entrapment." And I haven't had milk in weeks. Very odd. Anywho, that movie was like entrapment, you know? But that CZJ, she's very agile.

Ronson said...

It's true! I felt very entrapped while watching that movie. While I laid there, too sick to change the channel, I kept thinking this must be what these characters are feeling right now.