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April 11, 2005

weekend review: great movies, mediocre play, tax hell

On Friday night, we rented The Incredibles. That is a damn good movie. I had seen it before, Allison hadn't. I appreciated it even more on the second viewing, and she says she wants to own the DVD (which is really something for her). The extra features are pretty great.

Saturday night, we got free tickets through the TheaterMania Gold Club to see God Hates The Irish: The Ballad of Armless Johnny. It was a really-offensive-humor-to-shock-the-morally-upright kind of play. The songs and choreography were fun, but on the whole, the humor just didn't quite reach me. I wasn't offended, but hey, I don't find castration and fistula jokes very funny. Call me a stick in the mud, but I'm a much bigger fan of guy-walks-into-tree humor.

Yesterday, we went to see Kung Fu Hustle. Wow! Another fantastic flick. I recommend this as highly as possible to everyone -- you don't have to be a kung fu movie fan to enjoy this one.

The weather yesterday was some kind of perfect. Spring has sprung, my friends, and the Upper West Side was welcoming it with open arms. 70 degrees and sunny in the afternoon. Ah.

The downside of the weekend was that I had to slave away over my ever-more-complicated taxes. Coming down the wire as usual...

Posted by ljh at April 11, 2005 11:50 AM