Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Three sentence movie reviews: American Hustle
Where watched: Regal City Center Stadium 12. Where, for the first time in a long time, there were a goodly number of people there. We actually got stuck in the parking garage because so many cars were exiting at the same time. That never happens. We played the Advanced Level Preview Game* to pass the time.
*The Preview Game, brought to you by Sara of Pike Schemes.
Everyone in your movie-going party makes a guess as to how many previews there will be before the movie. In our rules, you have to have a green screen (the MPAA rating thingie) before the preview for it to count. Sometimes theaters sneak in special sneak previews of films, but these do not count. The person who guesses correctly, or is the closest, wins. Bonus for dramatic flourishes of the hands while counting previews.
The Advanced Preview Game, brought to you by me.
After the movie is over and you have discussed what you like and dislike about the film, try to name (or describe, if you can't remember the name) every movie featured in the previews. This is a surprisingly hard game. If you can name them all, you win. Winning in this case is usually a team effort, as my mind goes totally blank. I usually end up asking Matt questions to elicit some of the movies. Questions might be: "Was there a movie with a lot of shooting? Was there a talky-talky feature? Was there something Sci-Fi? Anything with kids? Did one of the movies prominently feature women?