July 16 14

It took us one whole day to start spoiling our for-two-whole-weeks only child.

Hey, wanna take Josh to see the new Planet Of The Apes movie? Popcorn dinner?

Look, if it’s good enough for monkeys wearing pants, it’s good enough for me.

I think those are chimpanzees.

Whatever. Where’s my popcorn?


We took Josh (and my nephew Yehoshua) to see the movie, in AVX, which tends to give me panic attacks because it’s a really weird feeling when you can FEEL sound in your chest (Just me?) so I even skipped the popcorn which I never, ever do because movies need popcorn. I was fully expecting not to like the movie since I skipped the James Franco one after watching the horrible, horrible Tim Burton remake. Horrible. I swear to god you guys, I loved this movie. Like, even with the panic attack(s). And even with the whole English-speaking Apes Riding Horses And Carrying Automatic Weapons thing. It’s called willing suspension of disbelief, you guys.

Anyway, I really loved it. I highly (and shockingly) recommend.

But, by far, my favorite part of the night happened before the movie even started, during the previews.

Scene #1, preview #1:

Oh, this is Gone Girl. Remember I read the book and halfway through I threw the book down and was like, you have got to be kidding me??!?!

So you’re saying there’s a plot twist?

Yes! It’s just like The Sixth Sense. Oh wait, would you see this movie?

Sure. Why not?

Okay. Then I won’t spoil it for you.


Scene #2, preview #2:

Wait. What on earth is….what is with Joel Edgerton’s eyebrows…wait, is that…Christian Bale? PLAYING MOSES? Well, this looks…epically interesting. Christian Bale is going to try out Charlton Heston Charlton Heston? It can’t be done! Didn’t we learn this from the Planet Of The Apes remake? WAIT. Exodus, Gods and Kings? Gods…plural? I’m so confused here.

Would you see this movie?

Sure. Why not?

Okay. Then I won’t spoil it for you. 


You win this round, husband.


Or perhaps it’s the eyebrows that really win here.

  1. The Gone Girl movie is supposed to be different from the book, I heard. The author supposedly rewrote the ending for the movie. Anxious to see!


    Comment by Kelli on July 16, 2014
  2. Another book that is sure to be a movie is Orphan Train—have you read it? Speaking of reading, can you give us another list of must-read books? Your recommendations are always the best.


    ali replied on

    I haven’t read Orphan Train yet! Off to google.

    YES! I can. I have read some really good books lately.
    I’m reading one right now that I’m really loving. It’s called The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro


    Comment by Alison on July 16, 2014

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