Wednesday, July 19, 2006

What does a scanner see? Into the head? Down into the heart? Does it see into me?

Today I saw "A Scanner Darkly" at the Dome. I was very very impressed. I liked it a lot. And I'm not just saying that cause YOU KNOW WHO was in it. In the beginning I was wondering where the story was going, then in the middle, I couldn't wait to find out the end. The end, well, it didn't live up to the suspense. However I loved how it was 'filmed' and I thought the whole thing was well done. In the middle of the movie, I turned to kfC and I said, "Did they get every ex-junkie-addict-celebrity they could find to make this movie?"

kfC was more stunned by the Arclight Theaters. He said the 'upscale-ness' of choosing your own seats was overwhelming. I just don't like to stumble past people or wait in line early, frankly. When we got inside the theater, there was an usher waiting to show us to our pre-chosen seats. Just as I was going to argue the whole, 'it's not upscale really...' then the usher went down to the front, picked up the mic and said, "Hi, I'm Dan, I'll be your personal usher tonight. Let me give you a synopsis of the film you are about to see. It's based on a book by Philip K. Dick..." At this point I could see kfC's eyes glaze over and I knew I should keep my mouth shut regarding the 'upscale-ness" argument. He leaned over to me and said, "When I go home to Hawaii I'm going to make damn sure the Consolidated Theatre guys give me a synopsis of every movie AND take me to my seat." Ha.

I also took him to Roscoe's chicken and waffles. I must say, the boy is now hooked. I'm telling you, there is no better combination in the world.


Blogger Nanette said...

Glad you liked it. I'm tempted to see it soon. And Roscoe's? We're so going there for our next outing, Jenn!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 11:32:00 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I only go to theaters other than the Arclight if I have too. Well, I do like the Vista as well.

Hope to see you Friday down here in SD! : )

Thursday, July 20, 2006 1:22:00 AM  
Blogger Yvett said...

I'm very interested to see that movie but I don't know if or when it'll show here. It looks so weird. I think you could only be on that movie if you've been arrested. :P

Is that the same Roscoe's chicken and waffles that's in a Snoop Dog video?

Thursday, July 20, 2006 8:44:00 AM  
Blogger carolb said...

I think I'm going to try to make some chicken and waffles at home just to try it out and see what the fuss is. Honestly, I don't get it, but I'm willing to try it.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 9:01:00 AM  
Blogger justJENN said...

It's NOT the same when you do it at home. It's the Roscoe's secret waffle recipe and their quite average southern fried chicken. PLUS, the syrup is what makes it. Why do I know so much about fattening food. GOOD LORD.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 9:17:00 AM  
Blogger Will said...

Jenn's right about having to GO to roscoes to really enjoy it fully.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 10:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Leah said...


Thursday, July 20, 2006 2:17:00 PM  
Blogger justJENN said...

Leah, please. You can't go in with that sort of thinking. Open your heart to new things...or a coronary. Either way it's damn tasty.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 3:02:00 PM  
Anonymous kat said...

I still want to try (Roscoe's). But I don't want to see that movie. I couldn't hang with Waking Life.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 3:43:00 PM  
Anonymous myra said...

I'm with Kat, I'm a bit weary of seeing it because I didn't like Waking Life, but I loved the book. Now, if they served chicken and waffles and my Consolidated Theater guy escorted me to my seat and gave me a synopsis, I would definately check it out.

What's up with the username and password prompt when you try to leave a comment?

Thursday, July 20, 2006 5:39:00 PM  
Anonymous myra said...

Hmm, it's not doing it anymore. Nevermind.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 5:40:00 PM  
Blogger justJENN said...

I have no idea what's up with that password thing. It's annoying, is all I know.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 6:53:00 PM  
Blogger Victoria Winters said...

Hmm. Not sure about chicken and waffles, but I'm willing to try just about anything. That movie looks interesting - why do you think they chose to film it in a pseudo-animation if it's such a serious issue? Maybe to show how distorted reality becomes when your life is ruled by drugs? Or maybe to make it accessible to all ages? Just wondering.

Friday, July 21, 2006 9:16:00 AM  

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