As regular visitors here know, I’m hard at work on a book proposal this week. So, it’s probably good that it’s a dreary-looking day in the rain-soaked woods of northern Michigan. Otherwise, I might be tempted to abandon my laptop, go for a stroll in said woods, and search for the last vestiges of blackberry season.
Of course, Dan just walked into my office and tempted me with another rainy-day activity: a trip to the movies! Now, you’d think with two film degrees between us – not to mention our two film festivals and our vast collection of DVDs – that we’d be weekly moviegoers. But, alas, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind of watching independent shorts and features for our upcoming Big Easy Film Festival, so frankly, we were “movied-out,” as my mother would say.
But today, I’ll take any opportunity to forget that phrases like “author credentials,” “competition analysis,” “sample profiles,” and “manuscript specifications” exist – at least for a little while. So, we’re going to the movies! Yahoo!
Here’s the question, though. Whatever should we see? Several films have opened this weekend, including Michael Moore’s latest, Capitalism: A Love Story; the Ricky Gervais vehicle The Invention of Lying; the Coen Brothers’ dark comedy A Serious Man; Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, Whip It; and, of course, Zombieland. Knowing me, which film do you think I’m most anxious to see? And which do you think I’ll avoid like the plague?
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