In honour of H.P. Lovecraft's 117th birthday I invited the_tick27 out to a celebratory dinner of spaghetti at the Olive Garden.
The other plan of the evening was to catch the last show of the movie Stardust. I'd never heard of the film before today but it's synopsis presented in the Onion especially caught my eye.
The big-screen of the adaptation of Neil Gaiman's graphic-novel-turned-full-length-novel aspires to be this decade's The Princess Bride: a lively, jovial fantasy that's smart and slick enough to appeal even to people with a knee-jerk loathing for the genre. Instead, it comes across more as this decade's Time Bandits: an exciting but ramshackle concoction with a lot of memorable setpieces that seem a little strained. TR -- B
Tick & I both enjoyed it very much. I didn't know what I was getting into at first but the the more I watched, the more I enjoyed the movie. The score is memorable, the story is good, jokes are funny but not overplayed. Indeed, there is a bit of The Princess Bride & Time Bandits in it & being a fan of both movies I was not disappointed. I may even see it again in the theater, especially if I can find a young woman to join me.
I should sign off pretty quick. Tick & I are going to Great America tomorrow morning along with the Dad of Evil, weather permitting. To you season pass holders, your coupon books have a "bring a friend for free" deal for the first three days of next week. Come soon in September the park will be open on weekends only. Use them while you can!
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