Aw, gee, Mob, too bad we can't do our respective weddings over. Neither one of us did this (Give it 40 seconds or so, but yup, they're going exactly where you think they're going. The shame and pain are so real they burn):
So last night we saw The Descent, which I thought might be fun? Certainly better than the usual load? And oh my gosh, it was!
First of all, it starred six strong women, so it was already different (don't get me wrong, titties and slasher sex are always fun but a change of pace is SO NICE). It got some points off for three "HAHA, did we make you jump?" moments. As Cinemaslave Joe was saying in his spanking of the new Black Christmas, it's one thing to STARTLE the audience, it's another to genuinely scare them. But the rest was pretty damn awesome. The Gollum-things were cool, it had great tension and the last bit of the third act was surprising (note I didn't say "the ending" cause I'm not sure I liked the ending)...definitely worth a watch, I enjoyed it.
(And I just read Skincarver's review--right on, I totally agree. *cough*--I made a smart-ass Deliverance remark as we began, too...poor Appalachians. The review is what's linked to the above title; I forgot about the original UK ending being changed! Off to youtube I go...)
[Editor's Note: Apparently we did see the UK version on DVD. The American one ended just before the UK version (trying not to give anything away), which is to say, it was less dark. I guess I prefer dark, but if the ending had stayed the American version I still would have been surprised.]
Then it was a revisit of
yup, Snakes On a Plane! Still a lot of fun. Not sure I need to own it. And Veloute, I don't think you'd like this one. Stay away. (Not that you were probably even considering it). Lots of over-the-top shock and gore (without being *too* bloody). It's a ton of fun, but not really your cup of tea I'm thinking...
Today, arriving in the mail would be Moartea domnului Lazarescu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) (and per my dad's instructions I'll watch it at night), The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse and The OH in Ohio, starring Parker Posey. And goddammit, every time I see or say that title I get "Come Back to Texas," in my head.