Saturday, April 19, 2003

Do I want to see a hole or a core?

Today has been an extremely long day - I've worked 11 hours - and I need a break. So tonight I'm going to go see a movie with my Rachel. I was looking up the show times at movies.yahoo.com and I was pretty amused with the current titles.

First of all, the so-called chick flicks stick out like a sore thumb, e.g How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, What a Girl Wants, Just Married, Two Weeks Notice, etc. I'll be sure to be ill when my friends are going to go see these films. I can tell you right now how each one of them ends just from the previews.

Movies themes seem to go through phases. A bunch of dinosaur movies come out, then a bunch of volcano movies, then tornado movies, and so on. I think right now the current thing is "underground movies." And by underground, I don't mean bootleg.

A few months ago I started seeing ads for a new movie coming out called The Core. It was supposed to be the big movie event (pre-X2 and Matrix Reloaded) of the spring. Anyway, right after it came out a movie called Holes came out.

So the question is - do I want to see a hole or a core? Are these movies the same thing, or are they about exactly the opposite thing? One seems to be about the absence of earth, while the other is about the earth itself. I'm not sure which is better.

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