Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pizza and a Movie Day: Part 36

Because I really like pie, that's why.

Pizza and a Movie Day fell on a Monday this year, so we decided to celebrate a little early and held it on Saturday.

Attending were our good friends Jason and Angela (who did not bring along the children, but did bring a dirth of amusing stories - and I'm looking at YOU Katie) as well as Scott and Mel (who did bring their child along, but it since said child is barely a vertebrate yet we were still able to watch a PG-13 movie).  

It turns out that after 36 years of doing this, we have gotten pizza ordering down to a science.  There was one slice and three sad little garlic fingers remaining after all was said and done.  Although, come to think of it, we may have estimated too well and forgot about having enough for blessed blessed leftovers.  

The movie was Edgar Wrights stunning presentation of post-post-modernism-early-hipster-pre-galactic-invasion-by-our-alien-overlords-(ALLHAILOURALIENOVERLORDS) and commentary on love, death, life and after-life in a technological age in which everything means something and nothing means anything, the spine tingling comedic opus "Scott Pilgrim Vs The World".  It should be noted that "The World" in this situation was more metaphorical than literal, which makes it different from his previous works "Shaun of the Dead" (in which Shaun was of the dead, but not dead himself) and "Hot Fuzz" (in which the fuzz was hot).

A good laugh was had by all.  I myself enjoyed a hearty chuckle during several moments during the film, which I am sure comes as a surprise to none of you.  Ha ha.

This wasn't the first time that I've seen SPvTW, but it was the first time that I've watched it on Blu Ray.  I bought it over a year ago, but I just never sat down to watch it.  It looked fantastic - way better than it did on DVD on our old TV (rest its soul).  5 stars, two thumbs and a dingo.  Why on earth did I wait so long to watch it again?  I must be getting old or something.

And so on the actual date of Pizza and a Movie Day, we had no pizza.  Instead, My Lovely Wife and I shared a delightful meal at Relish (it was my first time, it was good, I would recommend it for once in a while treats).  I had earlier decided that we would then go to the movies, but then we made the mistake of coming home after the meal.  

So here we are.  We've rented a movie on the PS3 and are just waiting for it to buffer enough to watch.  Then we're going to stuff ourselves with more popcorn and some nacho and go to bed.  All in all, a good time.

Thanks to everyone wishing me a Happy PaaMD!

And yes, I do see the irony in someone that dislikes the colour yellow so much about to devour a lemon meringue pie in a kitchen painted yellow.
I also have gigantic hands.
PS - the movie was the new Three Musketeers that came out last year.  It was not terrible.   Paul W S Anderson, please stick to zombies and aliens in the future.

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