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Karin is gone overnight, playing night soccer and sleeping over at a friend's house. Anders was watching a documentary about a Dutch photographer, so Martin and I decided to watch a movie...but we couldn't decide what to watch. Everything I suggested he turned up his nose at and vice versa. Then we agreed on The Artist, but after a lengthy search, we couldn't FIND it. AUGH. Where is my copy of The Artist?? Did I loan it out to someone? No. It's gotta be here somewhere.

I tried again to get him to watch The Fall, which is one of my favorites and which I haven't seen in ages, but Martin refused on the basis of not having a crush on Lee Pace like I do. I tried to get him to watch Sherlock (the one with Benedict Cumberbatch), but he keeps saying he doesn't want to.


Then I remembered that we still hadn't seen Pan's Labyrinth, a movie I had heard fantastic things about, but also that it's pretty scary, so it's been sitting on the shelf for years, still in plastic. So that's what we decided on.

Except after 15 minutes of a promisingly fantastical start, a main character brutally smashes in the face of a young man with a broken bottle in graphic detail and Martin and I turned to each other with horrified expressions on our faces and scrambled for the remote to turn it off. EGADS.

We ended up watching High School Musical 2 just to give ourselves a total brain scrub.

Don't judge. You would have done the same thing, I swear.
mood: lethargic
music: Heart—How Can I Refuse


LOL! I laugh because it was only a week ago I came home from work to find HSM 2 playing on our dvd player.

It's so stupid and silly and BAD but it was the perfect antidote!

I really don't like it when I know I have something (like your copy of the Artist) and can't find it when I want it. That drives me bananas. When I was younger I remembered where ever single thing was, now.. Ha!

I would have needed a kazillion brain (or brian) scrubs! I am a super whimp at that kind of violence in a movie. And anyway, just YUCK! Who needs those kinds of images?

We searched everywhere there are DVDs, and it's not in my loaned-out list...argh!

From Megsie

I haven't seen any HS Musical in a while. I am sure I am due.

I don't like those gory parts either. They are so unnecessary. Even Grays Anatomy is sometimes too much, and even Castle!

Re: From Megsie

We couldn't help wondering if that was the LOW point and it would only get better or the HIGH point and only get worse...considering it was only about 15 minutes into the movie, we decided not to take a chance.

Re: From Megsie

There are a few additional brutal scenes further in (it was a brutal period in Spanish history), but they're offset by lovely imaginings and mythical creatures and surrealism. It's not a film for the faint-hearted, but there's definitely a payoff in the end.

Re: From Megsie

Good to know, but I'm not sure it's enough. I doubt I can get Martin to try again, for sure.

Ah, thanks for the warning. I too have that film still in its case and perhaps it should stay there. I don't DO graphic violence.

It's in our media sale bag with a warning label on it now.

I remember The Fall and Pan's Labyrinth each being surprisingly darker than expected. I was able to make it through Pan's Labyrinth because I'd been warned (not warned enough!, I felt), but I didn't enjoy it.

I was warned, too, but not enough!

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