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Rate The Last Movie You Watched | Spring 2018

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Two Lovers (2008)


Nice slice-of-life romantic drama with really good performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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Reply #1 posted 03/19/18 10:40am

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Joaquin Phoenix was great in Walk The Line. Too bad he has such problems in his personal life...

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Reply #2 posted 03/20/18 5:15am

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ganja & hess (1973) 4/5 - atmospheric & weird to the point of being obscure, almost impenetrable (at least on a first watch), but i still enjoyed it massively. i liked the droning soundtrack with its occasional abrasive outbursts in particular.



borgman (2013) 3.5/5 - if you love the odd, off-kilter universes that yorgos lanthimos created in dogtooth & the lobster & are looking for something to fill the void until his next release, borgman might scratch your itch. i don't think it's nearly as great as dogtooth, but it has that same sort of feel of people behaving in ways you'd recognize as human in worlds that seem to have gone off on a bit of a tangent from the world we live in.

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damosuzuki said:

borgman (2013) 3.5/5 - if you love the odd, off-kilter universes that yorgos lanthimos created in dogtooth & the lobster & are looking for something to fill the void until his next release, borgman might scratch your itch. i don't think it's nearly as great as dogtooth, but it has that same sort of feel of people behaving in ways you'd recognize as human in worlds that seem to have gone off on a bit of a tangent from the world we live in.



But does it feature cborgman?!?

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RodeoSchro said:

damosuzuki said:

borgman (2013) 3.5/5 - if you love the odd, off-kilter universes that yorgos lanthimos created in dogtooth & the lobster & are looking for something to fill the void until his next release, borgman might scratch your itch. i don't think it's nearly as great as dogtooth, but it has that same sort of feel of people behaving in ways you'd recognize as human in worlds that seem to have gone off on a bit of a tangent from the world we live in.



But does it feature cborgman?!?


lol

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I joined a Secret Movie Club and they screen classics at indie theaters in LA - either at 11:00am or midnight (depending on the content) - this week the midnight show is "Purple Rain" wink

So last Saturday I saw (for the zillionth time) in 35mm:

:

Gen Wilder as Wonka.....there simply are no words. heart

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DiminutiveRocker said:

I joined a Secret Movie Club and they screen classics at indie theaters in LA - either at 11:00am or midnight (depending on the content) - this week the midnight show is "Purple Rain" wink

So last Saturday I saw (for the zillionth time) in 35mm:

:

Gen Wilder as Wonka.....there simply are no words. heart



We;re doing "Purple Rain" this week too! But thank goodness it's at 7:30, not midnight! Yours truly waited until today to get tickets and I am on the front row. sad

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RodeoSchro said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

I joined a Secret Movie Club and they screen classics at indie theaters in LA - either at 11:00am or midnight (depending on the content) - this week the midnight show is "Purple Rain" wink

So last Saturday I saw (for the zillionth time) in 35mm:

:

Gen Wilder as Wonka.....there simply are no words. heart



We;re doing "Purple Rain" this week too! But thank goodness it's at 7:30, not midnight! Yours truly waited until today to get tickets and I am on the front row. sad

Well, that's no bueno. But ot be honest I am not sure if I can even do the midnight show.... I'll need some strong coffee and at least a five-hour energy drink excited

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Reply #8 posted 03/20/18 6:31pm

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RodeoSchro said:

damosuzuki said:

borgman (2013) 3.5/5 - if you love the odd, off-kilter universes that yorgos lanthimos created in dogtooth & the lobster & are looking for something to fill the void until his next release, borgman might scratch your itch. i don't think it's nearly as great as dogtooth, but it has that same sort of feel of people behaving in ways you'd recognize as human in worlds that seem to have gone off on a bit of a tangent from the world we live in.



But does it feature cborgman?!?

tragically, it does not! their loss.
i wonder if cborgman ever got his play produced...

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Reply #9 posted 03/21/18 12:16am

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Grade: B

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Reply #10 posted 03/21/18 5:10pm

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The Theory of Everything 3.5/5 Redmayne has really grown on me, in this I do see him as Hawkings. shrug I do.

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Reply #11 posted 03/21/18 5:42pm

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Coco: 4/5

Black Panther: 3/5

A United Kingdom: 2.5/5

Tomb Raidder: 2.5/5

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Reply #12 posted 03/21/18 7:19pm

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listen up philip (2014) 3.5/5 arrogant writer goes out of his way to alienate everyone. very much in the alex ross perry wheelhouse, at least of what i've seen, of bratty, childish adults navigating their slightly more difficult than they probably ought to be lives. personally, i can't get enough of this stuff.


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cold fish (2010) 3.5/5 a fish store owner becomes entangled with a brutally violent criminal. #3 on my new quest to see every sion sono film. a bit too long at almost 150 minutes, but incredibly entertaining as it moves along - almost lighthearted goofy at times, incredibly sadistic at others.

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Reply #13 posted 03/22/18 2:49pm

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A Wrinkle In Time

Meh....

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Reply #14 posted 03/22/18 3:14pm

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Black Panther: 10

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Reply #15 posted 03/22/18 5:23pm

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Hamad said:

A Wrinkle In Time

Meh....

looks shitty

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Old Maid (1939) Starring Bette Davis, George Brett, Donald Crisp, & Miriam Hopkins, Jane Byran

One of the masterpieces made in the most prolific year from American Motion Pictiures. 1939.

On her wedding day Delia (Miriam Hopkins) learns her 1st fiancee (who hadn't been heard from in 2 years) returns home from the Civil War, Clem (George Brett). Charlotte (Bettie Davis) goes to the train station to tell Clem that Delia is marring another. Jarred by this news Clem is devastated and Charlotte seeks to comfort Clem. Soon after Charlotte discovers she's pregnant, with Clem's baby. Its a story about betrayal, secrets, longing, jealous, resentment, and reconciliation.

Bettie Davis acted her ass off. The last 5 minutes of the movie, Davis melts your heart... when her newly wedded "niece" Tina (Jane Bryan) acknowledges and kisses Aunt Charlotte on the cheek, right before Tina steps into a carriage embarking on a new life.

Four Stars ****

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TD3 said:

Old Maid (1939) Starring Bette Davis, George Brett, Donald Crisp, & Miriam Hopkins, Jane Byran

One of the masterpieces made in the most prolific year from American Motion Pictiures. 1939.

On her wedding day Delia (Miriam Hopkins) learns her 1st fiancee (who hadn't been heard from in 2 years) was return home from the Civil War, Clem George Brett). Charlotte (Bettie Davis) goes to the train station to tell Clem that Delia is marring. Jarred by the news Clem is devastated and Charlotte comforts Clem and discovers she pregnant. Its a story about secrets, longing, jealous, and resentment.

Bettie Davis acted her ass off the last 5 minutes of the movie, Davis melts your heart when her newly wedded "niece" Tina (Jane Bryan) acknowledges and kisses Aunt Charlotte on the cheek, right before Tina steps into the carriage embarking on a new life.

One of the few Bette Davis movies I haven't seen yet.

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kpowers said:

Hamad said:

A Wrinkle In Time

Meh....

looks shitty

I mean, I like the premise of the movie and what its aiming for. But somehow, translating it into acting came off a bit awkward in some parts. My bf liked it though, so who knows? Maybe its only me.

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Despite a great cast featuring Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, I found it lacking in storyline and character development department. Plus, Kenneth's moustache and accent was really, really distracting. I preferred the 1974 version because it had more substance. I give this a 2.5 out of 5 popcorn


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purplethunder3121 said:

TD3 said:

Old Maid (1939) Starring Bette Davis, George Brett, Donald Crisp, & Miriam Hopkins, Jane Byran

One of the masterpieces made in the most prolific year from American Motion Pictiures. 1939.

On her wedding day Delia (Miriam Hopkins) learns her 1st fiancee (who hadn't been heard from in 2 years) was return home from the Civil War, Clem George Brett). Charlotte (Bettie Davis) goes to the train station to tell Clem that Delia is marring. Jarred by the news Clem is devastated and Charlotte comforts Clem and discovers she pregnant. Its a story about secrets, longing, jealous, and resentment.

Bettie Davis acted her ass off the last 5 minutes of the movie, Davis melts your heart when her newly wedded "niece" Tina (Jane Bryan) acknowledges and kisses Aunt Charlotte on the cheek, right before Tina steps into the carriage embarking on a new life.

One of the few Bette Davis movies I haven't seen yet.

yeahthat Bette was power house worship I still believe she should have won the Best Actress Oscar for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1964) nod

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TD3 said:

Old Maid (1939) Starring Bette Davis, George Brett, Donald Crisp, & Miriam Hopkins, Jane Byran

One of the masterpieces made in the most prolific year from American Motion Pictiures. 1939.

On her wedding day Delia (Miriam Hopkins) learns her 1st fiancee (who hadn't been heard from in 2 years) returns home from the Civil War, Clem (George Brett). Charlotte (Bettie Davis) goes to the train station to tell Clem that Delia is marring another. Jarred by this news Clem is devastated and Charlotte seeks to comfort Clem. Soon after Charlotte discovers she's pregnant, with Clem's baby. Its a story about betrayal, secrets, longing, jealous, resentment, and reconciliation.

Bettie Davis acted her ass off. The last 5 minutes of the movie, Davis melts your heart... when her newly wedded "niece" Tina (Jane Bryan) acknowledges and kisses Aunt Charlotte on the cheek, right before Tina steps into a carriage embarking on a new life.

Four Stars ****

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Wasn't there a serious clash between Bette & Miriam Hopkins behind the scenes?

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Hamad said:

kpowers said:

looks shitty

I mean, I like the premise of the movie and what its aiming for. But somehow, translating it into acting came off a bit awkward in some parts. My bf liked it though, so who knows? Maybe its only me.

Too bad; the book was a childhood favorite.

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Goddess4Real said:

Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Despite a great cast featuring Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer, I found it lacking in storyline and character development department. Plus, Kenneth's moustache and accent was really, really distracting. I preferred the 1974 version because it had more substance. I give this a 2.5 out of 5 popcorn


Wow, you'd think with such a great cast and Agatha Christie plot that they could have done better. I saw the original last weekend and it's still a good film. BTW the best Hercule Poirot is the one on the BBC/PBS.

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Goddess4Real said:

purplethunder3121 said:

One of the few Bette Davis movies I haven't seen yet.

yeahthat Bette was power house worship I still believe she should have won the Best Actress Oscar for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1964) nod

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My favorite actress from the golden age of Hollywood.

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purplethunder3121 said:

Goddess4Real said:

yeahthat Bette was power house worship I still believe she should have won the Best Actress Oscar for What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1964) nod

[Edited 3/22/18 19:38pm]

My favorite actress from the golden age of Hollywood.

She's in my top 5 fav actresses of all-time .......her body of work speaks for itself. Thank godness for TCM and Bill Collin's Golden Years of Hollywood on Foxtel that regularly screen her films.

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Hamad said:

TD3 said:

Old Maid (1939) Starring Bette Davis, George Brett, Donald Crisp, & Miriam Hopkins, Jane Byran

One of the masterpieces made in the most prolific year from American Motion Pictiures. 1939.

On her wedding day Delia (Miriam Hopkins) learns her 1st fiancee (who hadn't been heard from in 2 years) returns home from the Civil War, Clem (George Brett). Charlotte (Bettie Davis) goes to the train station to tell Clem that Delia is marring another. Jarred by this news Clem is devastated and Charlotte seeks to comfort Clem. Soon after Charlotte discovers she's pregnant, with Clem's baby. Its a story about betrayal, secrets, longing, jealous, resentment, and reconciliation.

Bettie Davis acted her ass off. The last 5 minutes of the movie, Davis melts your heart... when her newly wedded "niece" Tina (Jane Bryan) acknowledges and kisses Aunt Charlotte on the cheek, right before Tina steps into a carriage embarking on a new life.

Four Stars ****

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[Edited 3/22/18 19:33pm]

Wasn't there a serious clash between Bette & Miriam Hopkins behind the scenes?


That's an understatement; they couldn't stand each other! lol lol lol For one Hopkins accused Davis of sleeping with her husband... the director of Old Maid. Another bone of contention, Hopkinss had played "Jezebel" on stage on Broadway. Hopkins assumed in 38 she'd get the film titled role, she was pissed when title role went to Bettie Davis. Ms. Davis said, Hopkins like to up stage her in scenes. Old Acquaintance, there's a scene were Davis shacks Hopkins... some say a tad to long and tad to hard. lol

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TD3 said:



Hamad said:




TD3 said:


Old Maid (1939) Starring Bette Davis, George Brett, Donald Crisp, & Miriam Hopkins, Jane Byran






One of the masterpieces made in the most prolific year from American Motion Pictiures. 1939.






On her wedding day Delia (Miriam Hopkins) learns her 1st fiancee (who hadn't been heard from in 2 years) returns home from the Civil War, Clem (George Brett). Charlotte (Bettie Davis) goes to the train station to tell Clem that Delia is marring another. Jarred by this news Clem is devastated and Charlotte seeks to comfort Clem. Soon after Charlotte discovers she's pregnant, with Clem's baby. Its a story about betrayal, secrets, longing, jealous, resentment, and reconciliation.






Bettie Davis acted her ass off. The last 5 minutes of the movie, Davis melts your heart... when her newly wedded "niece" Tina (Jane Bryan) acknowledges and kisses Aunt Charlotte on the cheek, right before Tina steps into a carriage embarking on a new life.



Four Stars ****




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Wasn't there a serious clash between Bette & Miriam Hopkins behind the scenes?






That's an understatement; they couldn't stand each other! lol lol lol For one Hopkins accused Davis of sleeping with her husband... the director of Old Maid. Another bone of contention, Hopkinss had played "Jezebel" on stage on Broadway. Hopkins assumed in 38 she'd get the film titled role, she was pissed when title role went to Bettie Davis. Ms. Davis said, Hopkins like to up stage her in scenes. Old Acquaintance, there's a scene were Davis shacks Hopkins... some say a tad to long and tad to hard. lol




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Ah I see. I think I remember hearing Bette referring to her as a “crazy bitch” in the documentary “Stardust”. Bette is also good friend with her sister too, Olivia De Haviland. Which is hilarious.
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You are never going to believe this, but the last movie I watched was "Purple Rain"!

The not-so-local Booze and Chow had a screening and they did it up right! Plenty of booze, great chow, fun accessories, knowledgable staff, and then my buddies's Prince tribute band played after them movie. Oooouhhhwa!

I even purchased a special shirt for the occassion. I found this shirt at The Hippie Store in Taos, New Mexico. The store actually isn't named "The Hippie Store" but that's what I call it on account of everything they sell seems to be marketed at hippies. They have these great Nehru shirts from Nepal and I had them order me a purple shirt. My daughter brought it home a couple weeks ago.

It need a prince of course, so I went to an embroidery shop right across the freeway. "Yes, we can embroider that it's-not-trademarked-unless-you-tell-me-it's-trademarked logo for $15". Yippee! "But set-up is $85." Ouch! The nice guy referred me to a t-shirt screening shop in the mall across the freeway.

As I entered the roadway, a small white SUV went by. It had a nice big prince in the back window! I took this as a sign that I definitely had to get this shirt customized. So i did. Now, I was ready for the movie!

But first I had to get there. Because, you see, the Booze and Chow is 50 miles from my house. With no traffic, it's an hour drive. At rush hour? Fugeddaboutit! I left at 6:00 PM, hoping to make the 7:30 show. Yes, I know I was late. But thank the stars for the Katy Tollway! I made it with 5 minutes to spare (even though I got off the tollway at least one exit too soon). This gave me time to order ample quantities of movie-theater-quality pinor noir. You know what makes a pinot noir good, right?

If it's red and it's wet, it's good!

Properly lubricated, I settled into my second-row seat. Which was better than my first row seat. You see, I got the last two tickets available. They were the middle seats on the front and second row. Amazingly, no one in my family wanted that front-row seat, so it was just me, myself and I for this one.

The air was electric as the Warners Brothers credit appeared under the G-flat opening chord of of "Let's Go Crazy". One of the accessories handed out was a plastic tambourine. It might have been plastic but it made good noise! I am sure all my seat neighbors were impressed by the eighth- and sixteenth-note thumping I did pretty much non-stop. I could change my screen name to SyncopationSchro, or ShutTheHellUpSchro, depending on one's point of view.

I'd forgotten what a star of the movie that motorcycle is! Seeing the beautiful 1981 Honda time after time only reinforced my committment to purchase an exact repllica of that bike that I found in Maryland. If my tax refund is big enough, and if I can convince my wife not to divorce me, I'll have my very own Purple Rain motorcycle by Prince's birthday! Photos will be posted of course, and hopefully not posthumous ones. Here is my new motorcycle:




There was a lot of saying the lines along with the characters. Mostly with Prince. Since I was alone, and since only one member of the band was sitting in their front-row seats, and since it was my buddy Kadrae, and since I didn't want Kadrae to sit alone, I joined him on the front row. With no planning beforehand, we both screamed "Answer me, mother f****r!" at the appropriate time. We got applause. We got laughs. We got accolades. I felt like a star. It was almost - almost - as good as actually singing with Prince. But now I have a dilemma: What to put on my tombstone?

You see, the frontrunner up to now was "Is that a new shirt?" But now maybe it should be "Answer me motherf****r!" Oh wait, have I not told you the "Is that a new shirt" story? You're going to love this!

Fifteen or twenty years ago, my temples started going gray. Since I have a very young-looking face, I welcomed this as a way of making me look older. But after a few years my wife started suggesting I touch up the gray. Then she started demanding it. But I refused. Who was I to mess with nature? WHO AM I TO PLAY GOD?

However, one day around ten years ago I was at the barbershop. I asked my barber if he had any Just For Men. He did, so I was curious. If we painted my hair, how long would it take my wife to notice it? I canvassed the barbershop crew and we decided she'd notice within seconds. Two minutes at most. After I saw the results of the hair painting in the mirror, I figured there was no way she wouldn't immediately notice. I thought I looked ten years younger!

I walked into the house. My wife, father-in-law and favorite mother-in-law were there. And........no one said a thing!

I ran my fingers through my hair. I asked how they liked my haircut. I sat in a chair and fell over backwards. Seriously. Hadn't done that in at least 30 years. Must have been the Hand of God. Although I wasn't hurt, I told my wife to rub "here and here" - right on the very temples she insisted I paint. Nothing! NOT A DANG THING ABOUT MY PAINTED HAIR.

So I stood up, backed away a couple steps, and asked them, "Do you notice anything different about me?"

My wife looked me up and down and said, "Is that a new shirt?"





And now, of course, I'm addicted to hair paint. In fact, it's almost time for another coat.

So, back to the movie. My other star turn was jumping up and going to the front of the theater to lead everyone in "The Bird". Although this too led to much applause and probably a whole lot of Instagram and Facebook videos, I do not think I'll put "I Led The Theatre In A Bird Dance" on my tombstone.

As you might imagine, watching "Purple Rain" in a Booze and Chow theater filled with Prince fanatics was just a load of fun. I'm not going to rate the movie; I'm going to rate the entire experience. And of course, that rating can only be:


prince prince prince prince prince prince prince prince prince prince

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RodeoSchro said:

You are never going to believe this, but the last movie I watched was "Purple Rain"!

The not-so-local Booze and Chow had a screening and they did it up right! Plenty of booze, great chow, fun accessories, knowledgable staff, and then my buddies's Prince tribute band played after them movie. Oooouhhhwa!

I even purchased a special shirt for the occassion. I found this shirt at The Hippie Store in Taos, New Mexico. The store actually isn't named "The Hippie Store" but that's what I call it on account of everything they sell seems to be marketed at hippies. They have these great Nehru shirts from Nepal and I had them order me a purple shirt. My daughter brought it home a couple weeks ago.

It need a prince of course, so I went to an embroidery shop right across the freeway. "Yes, we can embroider that it's-not-trademarked-unless-you-tell-me-it's-trademarked logo for $15". Yippee! "But set-up is $85." Ouch! The nice guy referred me to a t-shirt screening shop in the mall across the freeway.

As I entered the roadway, a small white SUV went by. It had a nice big prince in the back window! I took this as a sign that I definitely had to get this shirt customized. So i did. Now, I was ready for the movie!

But first I had to get there. Because, you see, the Booze and Chow is 50 miles from my house. With no traffic, it's an hour drive. At rush hour? Fugeddaboutit! I left at 6:00 PM, hoping to make the 7:30 show. Yes, I know I was late. But thank the stars for the Katy Tollway! I made it with 5 minutes to spare (even though I got off the tollway at least one exit too soon). This gave me time to order ample quantities of movie-theater-quality pinor noir. You know what makes a pinot noir good, right?

If it's red and it's wet, it's good!

Properly lubricated, I settled into my second-row seat. Which was better than my first row seat. You see, I got the last two tickets available. They were the middle seats on the front and second row. Amazingly, no one in my family wanted that front-row seat, so it was just me, myself and I for this one.

The air was electric as the Warners Brothers credit appeared under the G-flat opening chord of of "Let's Go Crazy". One of the accessories handed out was a plastic tambourine. It might have been plastic but it made good noise! I am sure all my seat neighbors were impressed by the eighth- and sixteenth-note thumping I did pretty much non-stop. I could change my screen name to SyncopationSchro, or ShutTheHellUpSchro, depending on one's point of view.

I'd forgotten what a star of the movie that motorcycle is! Seeing the beautiful 1981 Honda time after time only reinforced my committment to purchase an exact repllica of that bike that I found in Maryland. If my tax refund is big enough, and if I can convince my wife not to divorce me, I'll have my very own Purple Rain motorcycle by Prince's birthday! Photos will be posted of course, and hopefully not posthumous ones. Here is my new motorcycle:




There was a lot of saying the lines along with the characters. Mostly with Prince. Since I was alone, and since only one member of the band was sitting in their front-row seats, and since it was my buddy Kadrae, and since I didn't want Kadrae to sit alone, I joined him on the front row. With no planning beforehand, we both screamed "Answer me, mother f****r!" at the appropriate time. We got applause. We got laughs. We got accolades. I felt like a star. It was almost - almost - as good as actually singing with Prince. But now I have a dilemma: What to put on my tombstone?

You see, the frontrunner up to now was "Is that a new shirt?" But now maybe it should be "Answer me motherf****r!" Oh wait, have I not told you the "Is that a new shirt" story? You're going to love this!

Fifteen or twenty years ago, my temples started going gray. Since I have a very young-looking face, I welcomed this as a way of making me look older. But after a few years my wife started suggesting I touch up the gray. Then she started demanding it. But I refused. Who was I to mess with nature? WHO AM I TO PLAY GOD?

However, one day around ten years ago I was at the barbershop. I asked my barber if he had any Just For Men. He did, so I was curious. If we painted my hair, how long would it take my wife to notice it? I canvassed the barbershop crew and we decided she'd notice within seconds. Two minutes at most. After I saw the results of the hair painting in the mirror, I figured there was no way she wouldn't immediately notice. I thought I looked ten years younger!

I walked into the house. My wife, father-in-law and favorite mother-in-law were there. And........no one said a thing!

I ran my fingers through my hair. I asked how they liked my haircut. I sat in a chair and fell over backwards. Seriously. Hadn't done that in at least 30 years. Must have been the Hand of God. Although I wasn't hurt, I told my wife to rub "here and here" - right on the very temples she insisted I paint. Nothing! NOT A DANG THING ABOUT MY PAINTED HAIR.

So I stood up, backed away a couple steps, and asked them, "Do you notice anything different about me?"

My wife looked me up and down and said, "Is that a new shirt?"





And now, of course, I'm addicted to hair paint. In fact, it's almost time for another coat.

So, back to the movie. My other star turn was jumping up and going to the front of the theater to lead everyone in "The Bird". Although this too led to much applause and probably a whole lot of Instagram and Facebook videos, I do not think I'll put "I Led The Theatre In A Bird Dance" on my tombstone.

As you might imagine, watching "Purple Rain" in a Booze and Chow theater filled with Prince fanatics was just a load of fun. I'm not going to rate the movie; I'm going to rate the entire experience. And of course, that rating can only be:


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clapping And falloff

And I remember the "Is that a new shirt" story! lol

"Acceptance, forgiveness, and love."
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