It's hard to imagine a more perfect Saturday. I wake up after sleeping in a little bit, have an intense workout that makes me feel real good, and then see an afternoon matinee of Children of Men on the way back home.
The film opens with the news reporting that the youngest person on the planet has been murdered at the age of 19. The year is 2027, and the human race has been infertile since 2008. What follows was a superb film, which builds to one of the best endings you'll ever hope to see. I've liked Alfonso Cuaron's films for years - yes, I even loved his underrated Gwyneth Paltrow/Ethan Hawke adaptation of Great Expectations - and the way he films the last ten minutes or so is just unbelievable.
Two great movies in two days. Tomorrow, I'm going to time my morning workout so that I can see another matinee, probably The Pursuit of Happyness, which I've wanted to see since I heard about it months ago.
I've got to work tonight at the restaurant, and we'll probably be dead because of the Ravens game. Sometimes we're good alternative programming for some people on big football nights, but I'm not optimistic that the place is going to draw much of a crowd. The good thing is, though, that the boss probably won't be around for very long, since he's going to be wanting to watch the game somewhere. I wish I could watch it. Despite my lack of NFL fandom, I usually get into the season at around playoffs time, and that, coupled with the Baltimore connection, will probably make tonight exciting. Alas. I need the money, though, so it's fine that I'm working.
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