Daily Archives: 03.04.2012

Contagion

This has just been the busiest weekend, kittens.  I wish I were lying when I said that I didn’t have any proper Kat-time on Saturday OR Sunday until ~4 PM, but I’m not.  Between Running x3, my Uncle’s 60th Birthday Party and Baking Hamantaschen, I am absolutely wiped out.

To sound totally cliche: I need a weekend from my weekend!

I’m rolling my eyes at me too.

Did I mention that Marcus was gone all weekend?  Because there’s that, too.  It was Mancation time (as he refers to it).

So last night, what did I do?  Action a Monster Salad and some Sweet Potato Oven Fries.

Surprise, surprise.

And to chase it, I watched Contagion, since it has been on my to-watch list FOREVER.

I’ll be honest, I thought it was going to be awesomely bad in the vein of 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow.  But apparently it starred Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Jude Law and Kate Winslet.

Yes, seriously.  I’m as confused as you are.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know who Laurence Fishburne was until I did a Google on him.  Apparently he was in The Matrix.  Or more meaningfully, CSI.  Or as the cherry on top of the sundae, Pee-wee’s Playhouse.

For all that I was ready for the movie to do its worst on me (hence, the extremely low expectations), I actually thought it was really good.  And incredibly eerie, since a significant portion of it was set in Minneapolis.

My mother’s response: When on earth were they taping that here?

Good question, Mom.  That’s one we’re all asking ourselves.  Because I think I would have been able to give an 11/10 performance in some of the mob scenes.

Anyway, yes, watch it.  And prepare to lock yourself in your house afterwards to avoid being surrounded by (possibly) sick people for the next week.

It’s just the truth.

What movies have you seen recently?

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