Day six in the tunnel

I saw two movies today! So proud of myself. I finished my shift around 2:30 and went right on in to the film we were showing at the Egyptian, which was Absurdistan, a Russian narrative. It was super fun and cute and bright and great. I lost my ballot, though, so I wasn’t able to convey that to the Sundance folks.  Such a shame, esp since I love voting so much.

After Absurdistan, I took the bus (!!!another new adventure!!!) over to the Eccles mega-theater for the premiere of Assasination of a High School President with Bruce Willis and Mischa Barton (in the movie, definitely not on the bus). Mischa was part of the post-screening Q&A. She is very tall. Anyway, I really liked this movie, though I must tell you that some of my fellow bus-goers did not. The language was over-the-top sexual at times, but it also has the Wes Craven/John Hughes/Kevin Williamson teenagers-don’t-talk-like-this dialogue that I love. In addition, it’s a noir film and, again, in my opinion, a rather good one.  Quite enjoyable — I left with a big smile on my face. Love high school movies!  Incidentally, Geoffery Gilmore, who is the director of Sundance, introduced the film by saying that he, too, loves the high school movie genre. Who doesn’t? What’s not to love?

So, Michael Rapapport is also in the movie and he was apparently outside our theater today, but I missed him. And today is day two of Kate just missed William H. Macy on Main Street. Aside from nearly running smack into Adrian Grenier yesterday (second sighting of the lad), all has been rather quiet on the celebrity front. Oh! Except Josh Hartnett at the Q&A yesterday for his movie, which was b-a-d.  Wait, I may have already mentioned that in my comments from yesterday.

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20 Responses to “Day six in the tunnel”


  1. 1 Ben January 24, 2008 at 8:45 am

    Wonderful site! Very insightful, although I’m surprised you speak so highly of noir high school films. If I’m not mistaken, I think you panned the movie “Brick.” Care to explain?

  2. 2 Kristin January 24, 2008 at 9:45 am

    Well, you know I love me a high school movie!! Remember when we went to go see 10 Things I Hate About You? Sigh. OK, enough of the sadness.

    So proud you braved the bus. Any more movies on the horizon? Have you see Puff Daddy? I hear he’s there…

  3. 3 rose January 24, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Kristin! I think I was there to see that movie with you and Kate which I completely forgot about until now! (correct me if I’m wrong but I think I’m right! We had a couple of lovely drinks and then went to the movies. It was fantastic). In fact…that is the first movie that comes to my mind when I think about Heath.
    Yay for successfully taking the bus when in unknown places!

  4. 4 Kristin January 24, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Rose! By god, I think you’re right! We had beers at the Union and then took in a teen movie. What a lovely afternoon.

  5. 5 Heather January 24, 2008 at 11:46 am

    I actually think Adrian Grenier x2 is better than colin firth. okay, not really, but i’m trying to be original. and, unfortunately, my most recent image of cf is in that movie with amanda bynes, while my most recent image of ag is in devil wears prada–not quite as good as him in drive me crazy, but still i like when he makes that grilled cheese for her.

    the movies sound awesome. beloit is having a film festival this weekend–should be comparable.

  6. 6 Mary January 24, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I love high school movies even tho it has been forever since I was there and did not really like it when I was. I thank Kate for appreciating them. Good job on the bus! Any sightings of Paul Newman? (just kidding)

  7. 7 Andrea January 24, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Wait, which Josh Harnett movie? I hope it’s not my friend’s movie, called August. Watched Josh film a scene, as the office setting was on my gallery’s block. Also, I provided much of the background mumbling for various scenes, including a possibly audible “Nice Job” to Josh, that is intended to come from a woman with her back to the camera. That’s my big movie debut.

  8. 8 Kristin January 24, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    Actually, now that I look at that JH movie on IMDB, a friend of mine is in it too. Had no idea. It’s a small city Andrea…

  9. 9 rose January 24, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    They blocked imdb at work recently. So sad….no more can we easily settle simple movie debates at work. We must actually find another site to determine the answers to our questions.
    Apparently there’s too much dangerous content….
    (or maybe they realized people were just spending way too much time there….sort of odd really though to block one site like that)

  10. 10 kateandgracie January 24, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    You’d think your work would recognize IMDB for the time-saving site it really is.

    And I’m sorry New Yorkers, but August is the movie I saw. I won’t say anymore about it since I feel bad criticizing anyone’s friend’s movie. Unless it’s Sarayu’s Lions for Lambs movie. Ha!

    I’ll move on to being really happy that I am in a hotel room in a hostel-like place. Although I’m not sure the door locks, there is a door and there is just me in this room! There are two beds, a weird couch-ish thing and a bathroom. They even threw in a tv! [At check-in, I was given the room key and a remote.] Now, I just need a Sarayu!

    Oh, I saw a Baldwin today. And some folks saw David Crosby, but not me. And I may have seen Tom Arnold, but I don’t know if that counts for anything.

  11. 11 sara h January 25, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Ooh, which Baldwin? I am guessing not my two favorites, Alec or Billy. Or are you using the term like Alicia Silverstone would – like, you saw Colin Firth, and thought he was a total Baldwin?

    Congrats on being in the hotel – by yourself! That must be lovely.

  12. 12 Mary January 25, 2008 at 9:50 am

    are you getting any pictures? going to see Atonement tonight. Am WAY behind on seeing movies. Hope sleeping will go better.

  13. 13 rose January 25, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Kate I wont be able to log back in, but have a great birthday this weekend!
    I love you!

  14. 14 Heather January 25, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Glad you’re in a ho(s)tel.

    Say hi to Sarayu.

    We’re going to watch Friday Night Lights tonight!

    I kind of don’t want to see Atonement or There Will Be Blood (thought I did, but I’m scared of length and potential similarity to GONY). How was Atonement, Mary?

  15. 15 Terry January 27, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Since it is a bit after midnight here in the midwest, let me say Happy Birthday Kate!
    love, Terry, Steve and Maggie

  16. 16 Heather January 27, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Happy Birthday, Kate!

  17. 17 Steve Lund January 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Happy Birthday Kate!!! Can’t wait to celebrate your earth anniversary upon your return. Hi to Sarayu.

  18. 18 movie buff January 28, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Happy birthday kate (one day late)! Are you ever going to come back to America?

  19. 19 Mary January 29, 2008 at 9:28 am

    Atonement was one of the most depressing movies I ever saw. Well done but too much for me…..

  20. 20 movie buff January 29, 2008 at 1:48 pm

    kate margie says you are stranded in cincy. please post to let us know you are a-ok and blog about the strange scenario!


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