Ellen (ennienyc) wrote,

What else?

I could talk about every good and bad review and blog comment about you-know-what movie, but that would get tiresome (probably already has). The common thread seems to be, "I saw Wordplay in a theater with only x people but everyone was laughing and shouting answers at the screen and left feeling good," "I felt so dumb compared to those freaks," "Afterward, I just had to do a crossword," and "Clinton made me feel nostalgic for when we had a smart President." Of course, there are also people who found it "innocuous," "an ad for the New York Times" or worse, a "waste of time."

That blogger walked out after 45 minutes! The first time I remember walking out on a movie was "Tom Jones" in 1963. We were on an overnight stop in Glens Falls on the way to Montreal. The ticket-taker said, "This is an adult movie" and my father replied, "These are adult children." Once the movie started with an orgy scene, however, we were quickly whisked out of the theater to a make-your-own ice cream sundae place which we appreciated a lot more than the movie.

The other movie I walked out on was "So I Married an Axe Murderer," at a screening through Audience Extras. The sound was DEAFENINGLY LOUD (I HATE when that happens!), and I went to the back and complained - twice - to a guy with a clipboard noting people's reactions. Nothing was done so I finally said, "I can't take this anymore," and stomped out in a huff. For all they knew, I could have been an important media person instead of the Audience Extra I was. The movie seemed pretty terrible, too, not worth sitting for 93 minutes with my fingers in my ears.

There's a new "Wordplay" ad with an unidentified woman who looks like JLo. Huh? I don't recognize this person from the movie. If anyone has an online link to this ad, please send it.

It's probably a good thing I don't have access to Lexis-Nexis as my searching would be even more out of control. Soon this will all die down. I haven't been out that much, but I haven't been recognized other than when I'm right near IFC.

One of the jobs I thought was due 7/12 is actually due 7/20, so that was a relief. I finished the job due 7/12 on Monday. I still have plenty to do, but progress is being made (in particular, if you're waiting for at-home puzzles to be graded, they're on their way!).

I've heard from several people who've seen the movie over the last few weeks, but hadn't replied. So I just caught up on my e-mails. This experience would be much worse without the Net. How did we ever survive?

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