Thursday, January 01, 2009

Movies

Ian and I went on a date today. The Campbell tradition is to go to the theater on New Years day and see a just released movie. It is a tradition that Neil kept but when he died, Ian didn't want to see his brother's tradition go by the wayside.

We weren't able to get annual leave this year to spend with our Southern California family, so Ian and I went to the theater on our own today a day late, since we worked yesterday. He researches all this and has the best of suggestions for movies - really. The only dog was last year - Sweeny Todd, the worst movie I have ever had the displeasure of sitting through. Ian has redeemed himself with this movie. Slumdog Millionaire is awesome. I hate to be tortured by a wrenching story. This should have been wrenching and it wasn't and it even managed to have a happy ending. Um, it's got some Global Globe nominations, or something.

After the movie we went out to eat. Indian Garden - what did you expect? Um, did I mention that the cimamatography is killers and that I've downloaded the soundtrack from iTunes? You know what's totally cool? You can get your theater passes online, print them and just walk by the ticket booth. You get scanned right in. You knew that - my bad.

4 comments:

Robin said...

We like going to the movies during the holidays, too. Saw Marley & Me and Seven Pounds. Will have to watch for Slumdog Millionaire. Happy New Year to you!!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Hey, I actually liked Sweeny Todd! lol and I hate musicals and gore!

MiniKat said...

I didn't know about the on-line ticket thing. That's cool!

Valerie said...

That movie was recommended at our pre-book group lunch today. So now that's two recommendations.

We rarely go to the movies...preferring that the movies come to us.