Saturday, April 28, 2007

The Host

Kyle and I went to the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis last night to see the Korean movie The Host, about a big monster created by dumping leftover chemicals in the sewer. The monster itself was pretty scary, but the movie, overall, was a bit peculiar, as the director kept insinuating that things might be happening that you'd expect in a horror movie, that were then just tossed aside as non-issues. On top of that, the government didn't seem that interested in catching the monster, although they talked about it a lot, but was more concerned with just driving around in private contractor fumigation trucks and letting some family worry about the issue on their own.

The Riverview Theater, however...very nice. I had never been there. It's huge. It shows second run films. And it costs $3 for the 11 p.m. show, and a medium popcorn and soda, which are the size of a large at my theater, cost $5...not each, just $5. $8 for the show and so much popcorn and soda I thought I was going to be sick. Bargain. Except for the guy behind us laughing uproariously through parts of the movie, just a great experience.

And Mean Mr. Mustard might be excited to learn that on June 1st and 2nd, at midnight, they'll be having a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sing-A-Long, tickets available now. There will be 1.) singing, 2.) interactive audience participation, 3.) Buffy-oke, 4.) a trivia contest and 5.) evil bunnies. He's not big on audience participation I bet, but evil bunnies and Buffy musicals are certainly his thing. Tickets are only $10, and it's not that far from his place. "Once more with feeling!" Mean Mr. Mustard, "Once more with feeling!"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are the highlighting Buffy the movie or Buffy the series? Because if it's Buffy the series, I might have to consider that! I've almost been late to meetings recently because they started from the beginning of the series again....(6am on FX!)