190.5/43.5 - Had another physical therapy appt so bolted early to get home, changed and to the hospital. Was a little late but didn't bother Christina none. She's been a great therapist and I'll be sad when my visits end. However, I will be happy when I'm back to 100 percent. I'm still not there yet and have one more PT session to go. It's been a long process healing. I'll say it again; don't ever fracture your ankle.
After my PT session I headed up to AMC Showplace 12, my usual local cinema, for a movie. Midnight Runners, a new Korean film, was screening so I figured I'd take that in even though my moviepass subscription still hasn't updated to unlimited. So I paid the full admission price. Ah well. The movie is fine. It tries hard to be a comedy of two misfits trying to make their way into the police university. After they make it in is when the film starts to get more dire with a few humor beats thrown in to remind us of the comedy and keep it light.
The two leads are good but the action vs brains of the buddy cop team up never materializes. It’s just two recruits that are basically the same with the same interests and whatnot. Movie plays up the humor of this however and sometimes it works despite getting deadly serious when the crime ring unfolds. I don’t want to label as comedy but it tries so hard for half the film to be one then changes tone.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Charley Varrick and The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974). I had already seen Varrick but have been wanting to see it on the big screen bc it's such a wonderful flick. Has a terrific performance by Joe Don Baker. Taking of Pelham is one that's long been on my watch list and I've been holding off viewing for just such an occasion. Gotta say this was a great way to see it for the first time; the theater was packed and was really into the movie. Didn't realize how funny it would be.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
193.0/43.5 - Laputa: Castle in the Sky. As far as movie things go, very few things are better than seeing your favorite Miyazaki film on a giant screen.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
192.5/43.5 - Four films on the schedule for today at Noir City Chicago 2017. Feel lousy from staying out too late and drinking too many crazy drinks at HO's birthday bash. Was a fun time from what I remember. Need some good noir films in a dark theater today to make me feel better.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
192/43.5 - Noir City Chicago 2017 kicked off and today's my first day to attend. Hitting 3 films then a birthday party this evening. My last post about Noir City was 5 years ago. Can't believe this is the 9th Noir City Chicago. Glad to return after skipping last year.