Showing Downtown Now, Redwood City Century 20

Self could see “Biutiful” in Palo Alto Square, but suddenly she doesn’t feel like driving all the way there.

She’d much rather stick to her downtown Redwood City Century 20.  Here’s a list of what’s showing there today:

  • “The Eagle” —  Wow, is this the one with Channing Tatum playing a Roman centurion?  Methinks so!  Self saw the preview when she watched abominable “Skyline” (aka worst movie of 2010) with niece G, a couple of months ago!  At that time, self was all Channing Channing Channing, and niece was all “the guy who was Billy Elliott!  The guy who was Billy Elliott!”
  • “Gnomeo and Juliet” (Sounds like a kiddie movie.  Never mind)
  • “Just Go With It,” about which self knows absolutely nothing, though it does sound suspiciously like a rom-com, might even be the one featuring Jen Aniston (And self is so tired of Jen in rom-coms!)
  • “Justin Bieber:  Never Say Never”  Which self has no inclination to see.
  • “Hood to Coast Encore Event” (Self’s brain is so limp this morning, she can’t even figure out a wise-crack for this one)
  • “The Roommate,” which self knows stars Leighton Meester and another (blonde) girl, and was supposedly the #1 movie in America last weekend.
  • “Sanctum,” and “Sanctum 3D” (0, 0, self’s brain is really dead)
  • “From Prada to Nada,” about which self thinks she will likely say Nada.
  • “The Mechanic”  —  Ben Foster and Jason Statham?  Yumm!  Oh, but she missed the first show.  And since she is no longer in Bacolod, it’s back to cheapskate mode  —  that is, she will confine herself to paying no more than $6.25 per movie.
  • “The Rite,” which sounds scary in an “Exorcist” kind of way.  Is this the one where the girl bends backwards as though she were a clothespin?  Self will not watch anything likely to exacerbate her insomnia.
  • “The Company Men” —  She thinks this one stars Ben Affleck.  Who is cute but wildly inconsistent in his choice of movie roles.  Chances are, no.
  • “No Strings Attached” with Portman and Kutcher, not two of her favorite actors.  (Self was absolutely flummoxed when she heard, while still in Bacolod, that this movie was a hit)
  • “The Dilemma,” which self hears about for the first time.
  • “The Green Hornet,” which stars a “new and improved,” svelte Seth Rogen.  No thanks.  (The bear-ish Seth Rogen was much, much funnier)
  • “Blue Valentine,” which has INDIE street cred, but the clips self saw of it (Michelle Williams doing gawky dance for Ryan Gosling) were not very prepossessing.  Besides which, self thinks this is the kind of movie that might make her cry.  And she does not want to cry.  Not, at any rate, with spring just around the corner.
  • “True Grit” (Seen)
  • “The Fighter,” which self would be willing to see, if only for Amy Adams.  Only she’s missed the first show.
  • “Tron:  Legacy” —   Self didn’t even like the first Tron, so she’d have to be crazy to sit through the second.
  • “Black Swan” —  supposedly the movie that lands Portman the Oscar.  But self just can’t get onto the Portman bandwagon, for some reason.  (Perhaps it’s the actress’s flat, expressionless voice?)
  • “The King’s Speech.”  (Seen.  Loved)
  • “Tangled”  —  Son mentioned he wanted to see this, last time he was home (a whole other lifetime ago, it feels like)

What to do, what to do?

Stay tuned.

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