Happy 4th of July weekend!
I'm celebrating this great American holiday the traditional way - I'm taking off work, shopping and going to a movie. What? Expecting BBQs and fireworks? Not in my world. I'm an indoor girl and I have a well-established aversion to handheld explosives, unlike my neighbors. As it is, I've eyed the pawn shop by my house a few times in consideration of purchasing a firearm to peg off the pests that started blowing up stuff a week ago. I'm all for fireworks on the holiday, although I prefer the big, expensive ones set off by pyrotechnic professionals. I expect and endorse it on the day. I keep my neurotic dog by my side all night and all is well. But they'll be at it until July 10th. And apparently the best time to set them off is 11:30 PM on a Wednesday night.
Anyway, so shopping and a movie. As expected, I'm off to see the new Twilight: Eclipse. I didn't have the nerve or enthusiasm to go to the midnight shows or to take off early to see it any sooner. The mania has long waned, so today is soon enough for me. I'm excited because this was my favorite book of the series. Its being panned by critics and intellectual types, of course, but that won't stop it from demolishing box office records. I find that the more awful the reviews, the better I like a movie. I don't exactly go to the theater expecting some sort of life-changing experience or social commentary. I just want to be entertained for two hours.
So, how are you celebrating the holiday? Will you be going to see Eclipse with all the teenagers? (Thank goodness for our 21 and older seating at the local theater.) Do you have a favorite movie that was just ripped apart by the critics, but you love it anyway? Share! I'd love to pick up a few new guilty pleasures for my movie collection.