Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wild Things

The only movie I have seen at a theater this year is "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince." This is due in part to the fact that I have a four year old and a nine month old and don't get out much. Otherwise, it is because there just haven't been many movies I've been interested in enough to make the effort to go see, and I am someone who loves movies.

Finally I saw an ad that got me excited - the film adaptation of the classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are". It excites me because what I saw of the film looks amazing (visually speaking), it's directed by Spike Jonze, and from my brief research, it appears to have the blessing of Maurice Sendak. I am also curious to see how Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers (whose book "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" I've been wanting to read) have developed the story from a picture book into a feature length film.

It opens next weekend so I have a few weeks to try to arrange the venture. If you go, you just may see me on the aisle, noshing on my traditional theater fare - a kids' tray that comes with popcorn, drink, and candy.


  1. I saw a Twitter from Dan Wells that said he cries every time he watches the preview. I find that to be very amusing.

  2. I can't wait either. I think my daughter's class is going to see it on a field trip. SOOO fun.

  3. I have to follow up with a "What the...?!" Why on earth have you not seen more movies? I mean, yes, you already stated the kids and the not going out much, but still. You LOVE MOVIES!!!!! I'm sorry. I'll shut up now.

  4. Way to give me a spanking Arlene! :)

    Seriously, if a movie is bad it is painful for me, and I'd rather watch ones I know are good over again than pay to go to a theater and be disappointed.

    I would also like to get out to see The Invention of Lying. Anyone seen it? Like it?

  5. Scott and I saw that this weekend. It definitely had its funny parts...PLENTY of funny parts. But there are also some, well, sacrilegious parts that probably won't go over well with you. Possibly. I enjoyed it. It gets three stars from me. You would be fine getting it from Redbox, though. :)

  6. I'm excited to see the movie as well. But then there's always the dread if the movie is going to be as good as the book. Or at least okay. I hate being disappointed like that.