Sunday, January 25, 2009

a vocabulary lesson

disappointment - (noun) buying your ticket to see My Bloody Valentine in 3-D, getting your neat super spiffy pair of 3-D glass to view said film, watching your 3 friends step up to buy their tickets for gory goodness only to be told that the film is now sold out, trading in your super spiffy pair of 3-D glasses for viewing gory goodness for a ticket to see Hotel For Dogs.

Now that my little whiny torrent is over, Hotel for Dogs is a fun little movie!  If you like to look at tons and tons of cute puppehs (I use that as an all inclusive term, most of the dogs were of the grown variety) then this movie is for you.  I loved all the little gadgets that the young protagonist Bruce came up with to keep the dogs entertained, especially the scene with the various doors,, and the car simulator.

But, dear reader, let me share with you the tip-top, numero uno, take the cake, funniest thing about this particular movie screening.  An older couple, sans children, sat in front of us and my instinct is that they were suffering "sold-out" syndrome with us (my guess for them would have been Gran Torino).  About 1/3 of the way in, the man seemed to be suffering from indigestion of some sort for I haven't heard burps like that since the last time I watched Revenge of the Nerds...everyone remembers Bugger, don't act like you don't know what I'm talking about!  

Of course we all got the giggles.  But let me tell you...about halfway into the movie it suddenly became apparent that he was asleep (!!!) because the sound that began to issue from him is indescribable in one word.  Z voted for T. rex, I vote for industrial chainsaw, KT was laughing so hard she choked and coughed so she can vote later.  It was the most HoRrEnDoUs noise I've ever heard.  All the little kids in the row in front of him were craning in their seats with vaguely terrified expressions.  Maybe they were leaning toward T.rex too.  The man's wife just looked at him every now and again and let him continue to sit there sawing away!  

Let's take a trip back in time...when we graduated from high school, my boyfriend at the time got a job working in a warehouse on the insane shift of 11pm-7am.  I went to the movies with him after that one time and one time only...looking back, that may have been the beginning of the end.  A similar situation arose, but then again, so did I and we left.  I wasn't about to sit next to a snoring man while everyone became increasingly annoyed.  He was pretty mad at me for refusing to go back with him, but I didn't care.  I was about 19 or 20 at the time but I'm fairly certain it would still not fly with me.  I don't like intrusions into my theater time from anything and this was an intrusion of epic proportions.  That man needs to go participate in a sleep study. 

that is all.


Unknown said...

I think his "wife" was a dude. And he was laughing a little at his friend too, from what I could tell.

Kenny P. said...


I'm glad that "Hotel For Dogs" is palatable. We have a giant, horrible standee (or whatever it's called) for that movie in our main kitchen here at the studio, so I feel I've already done my time-- unless Cooper wants to go see it...But, then I might become the snoring T. Rex!

Holley T said...

KP, you would have to try REAL HARD to equal the hilarity of what we witnessed!