Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Boxing Day

We started our afternoon with a movie at the Paramount downtown ... Children of Men with Clive Owen and Julianne Moore.

Set in 2027, when no child has been born for 18 years and science is at loss to explain the reason, African and East European societies collapse and their dwindling populations migrate to England and other wealthy nations. In a climate of nationalistic violence, a London peace activist turned bureaucrat, Theo Faron, joins forces with his revolutionary ex-wife, Julian, in order to save mankind by protecting a woman who has mysteriously became pregnant.

A different kind of movie than what I usually go to see but it was Gord's turn to pick as I picked yesterday's. It was a good movie though I found it very depressing.

After the movie, we stopped in Jeremiah's Bullfrog for a drink. We'd seen it recently on Restaurant Makeover and wanted to see what it looked like now. The bartender was very stressed because the beer taps weren't working and the place smelled funny ... like a kitty litter box.

We walked through the Eaton Centre, Toronto's downtown mall, and up Yonge Street a bit to see how many people were out and about looking for Boxing Day sales. There were tons of people walking the street and in the stores, even lined up outside stores.

We had supper at St. Louis down by the Rogers' Centre ... who can resist their wing night?

3 comments:

LeeAnn said...

I saw The Queen today it was excellent...
Dreamgirls tomorrow

Anonymous said...

When one sees a movie, they can usually score the movie solely on the entertainment value of the film. Great for action, dramas and comedies
This is definitely not an entertainment peace, but a bleak look at the future, at how mankind handles it, and finally how it all starts to break down.
I do for some reason enjoy this type of film. It has noticeable errors in the filming but that is overcome by a great story and powerful, breathtaking scenes.
We both talked about this film for awhile afterwards, which is what this type of movie is all about and what I expected.
I do give this a seven. It is worth seeing!

Thy said...

i've seen so many movies this weekend.
but what the hell. lets add another to the list.

found you on the wandering author's.
hope you ahve a good holiday.