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January 4, 2009 / merlisser

movies and running.

“I hope you’re proud of who you’ve become and if not, I hope you have the strength to start all over.” –The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Last night, I saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. This was a fine large film that runs over two hours, has an all star cast, and covers the span of 80 years in its story telling.

Like anything involving life, the movie has some incredibly slow parts with some exciting parts and some profound parts. The combination of CGI, makeup, and other filmmaking tomfoolery that made Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett age over the course of this movie was amazing. The movie was based in New Orleans which is a city with a character all its own. Since this is a movie about the ephemerality of life, a city where the graves have to be above ground or the dead will float to the surface and voodoo shops are still around seems to be an appropriate setting.

The entire movie had this sepia tone tinge to it even though it was made in color. The performances were great.

The theme is a little heavy handed (Life is short and nothing is forever) but it is sweet just the same.

BEFORE THE MOVIE, I saw the trailer to the Star Trek movie. it was 100 types of awesome.

I also saw Welcome to the Dollhouse. I never realized that Daniel from Ugly Betty was the “popular rockstar guy” That was surreal. It was painfully realistic about the hell that is junior high. Almost too realistic to be funny but somehow the movie managed to make me laugh. Oh the hilarity.

Today’s eight mile “long run” was tiring. I wasn’t feeling good. I didn’t get much sleep the night before but I did it. My pace was slow but I did it.

I’m tired. Real tired. I also feel like I’ve settled which is a tiring realization. Tomorrow I get off my butt and do something about it.

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  1. Kitty / Jan 4 2009 7:09 pm

    Yay on the eight miles! I prefer to do mine slow as it keeps my heart rate elevated for a long time. I think this speeds up metabolism around the clock.

    I cried like a baby in the Buttons movie.

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