1. Monday, August 12, 2002

    chris came back from amsterdam on friday 

    she let me borrow her car for the two weeks that she was away.

    i picked her up at the airport, spent the night at her place, then on saturday we went to my favorite movie theater (The Vista in Los Feliz) and saw “Signs”.

    i don’t know why anyone wouldn’t want to stay friends with their ex-girlfriends. it was so great to be able to hang out with her. she brought back many gifts from her travels for me. lots of chocolate. she has many stories that i wont reveal here about her trip, but needless to say, i would have loved to have traveled with her there.

    so, “Signs” … as you know i don’t give away things in my movie reviews, so don’t worry if you haven’t seen it yet.

    Howard Stern said that it was scary as hell. it wasn’t what i would call scary as hell.

    everyone is calling M. Night a genius. geniuses have great endings, and not many loose ends. M. Night has so many loose ends from this movie its bizarre.

    i have typos and loose ends and mistakes and junk on this blog all the time, but it’s a blog! i didn’t spend $45 million bucks to make it. for if i had i would have spent like $30k to pay someone to clean up those mistakes especially if many of them are central to the main conflict.

    people need to tell guys like M. and guys like Speilberg and Woody Allen and all the others that people call geniuses and someone needs to cough *bullshit* in the meetings from time to time because there is a huge amount of bullshit in this movie that made for an unpleasant experience for Chris, who called bullshit in The Sixth Sense halfway through that film.

    oddly, as critical as i can be, not only did i enjoy the Sixth Sense, but i also enjoyed Signs, despite its gaping holes of believability or common sense. why? i don’t know. M. Night hypnotizes me through his movies. the pace is so calm and light. he’s very funny in this movie. lots of tiny little happy laughs. we like this family, we really like the kids even though they’re more like adults than the adults are – which makes no sense.

    do i recommend this movie? no. i would rent it, but i would really see it on an airplane. did i enjoy myself? yes.

    but i might have just been really happy to be with my best friend, the girl i proposed to 15,000 times during the 1,500 days that we were together, whose hand still feels great in the airconditioned movie theatre on a hot summer afternoon.

    much love to: rick, jody, george, and chuck for stoking the busblog

    also, no need to be shy about my interview with the shy model. i stayed up late last night (3am) putting together that interview for you, yes you, the beloved reader of the blog. i should have been resting the wrists that are now tired and sore to begin the week.

    what i’m saying is, its’ okay to comment on the conversation. it might inspire more non-blog type things.