What do you do when you wake up late on a warm, breezy Sunday afternoon, and realize that miraculously you have no honey-do's pending, no errands to run? This is a question that ambled into my sleepy brain this morning-a question I felt deserved serious consideration. Serious consideration that lasted for, goodness-perhaps 30 seconds-before the answer teased me to full alertness. Cinema Sunday!!
There is a small Mom and Pop run cinema a short jaunt down the road from me, and this morning I recalled a "Sunday Special" they ran year-round. All movies all day long were a mere five dollars-and when you are on a very limited budget like I am, that can be a beautiful thing, indeed! Due to extenuating circumstances, my movie viewing has sadly decreased by appalling numbers the last several months. This was my day to take in a flick and catch up.
Upon reaching the theater and approaching the ticket booth, some imp took control and requested a ticket for 2 separate movies, time-slots in immediate succession. Two movies? In one day? Did I dare? Oh, I dared-I threw all caution to the wind and eagerly clutched my two movie tickets in hand. Cinema Sunday was turning into Double Feature Sunday, and it was glorious!
I decided to give in to my often sophomoric sense of humor and start my double feature with Your Highness, a movie that lived up to it's hype as being crude, self-deprecating and small budgeted; though it somehow managed to ensnare/cast Natalie Portman--someone of a higher caliber of acting prowess than the rest of the cast. I suppose everyone likes to slum it on occasion. Perhaps a script that called for an impressive, yet decidedly creepy, penis to be worn around the neck as a trophy was simply too good to pass up. Makes one wonder about the "real" Ms. Portman. Hmm...
Regardless, the movie is what I expected-corny, campy and very much an over-the-top fun filled one and a half hours...that I am grateful I paid a mere five dollars for.
For the second feature, I decided to go for something slightly more...well...more. Limitless is something I had wanted to see since it had been released several weeks ago, mostly because it showcases Bradley Cooper. Anything that showcases Bradley Cooper is something to be grateful for-I find the man positively drool-worthy and will cross swords with anyone who dares say otherwise! Or I would if I owned a sword. At the very least I will engage said person in a most heated discussion!!
I exited the first theater and took my place in what was now a lengthy concession stand line to refresh my beverage and indulge in a bit of popcorn. While standing in the lobby, and waiting for my turn at the counter, I took the time to look around and study my fellow movie goers. Families, couples, singles, young, old...it was somehow reassuring to see people enjoying their day with some story-telling and escapism. While I was by myself at the theater, I really did not feel alone. And that was nice. After I had my refreshments, I took my seat for the next film and enjoyed both some lovely eye-candy (Thank you Mr. Cooper!), as well as an intriguing story about possibilities. If you have not yet had the chance to see Limitless, and have the time, I recommend giving it a whirl.
A brief stop at the local bookstore, and my day was complete. I headed home, books in hand, and a smile upon my face after having indulged in the type of day that everyone needs, yet so few take advantage of. I certainly hadn't taken advantage of a day like today in quite some time. I had forgotten how rejuvenating and inspiring a day like today can be. And I am grateful for the reminder.
As always, live life with enthusiasm.