Friday, November 23, 2012

What are you doing for Black Friday?

 
 Out shopping for crazy Black Friday deals? Not for me thanks, no way. I prefer to avoid the day after Thanksgiving shopping crowds and chill. Take in a movie? There's so many great movies out right now and I still haven't seen The Silver Linings Playbook or The Life of Pi and now, today, in limited release, comes another one on my must see list.  Hitchcock.
The film is based on the book,  Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho by Stephen Rebello,  which I blogged about here.
 
 
 
 
On the other hands, trying to find a place to park at the Arc Light - the only theater it's playing near here - will be impossible on opening day especially when that opening day happens to be the day after Thanksgiving!
 
 
 
 
I guess I'll just check out this trailer again. I'm still trying to decide what I think about Anthony Hopkins' makeup. The film, directed by Sacha Gervasi - making his debut behind the camera, by the way;  previously he wrote the Terminal --, has an interesting cast including Helen Mirren as Hitchock's wife and right arm, Alma:, Scarlett Johannson as Janet Leigh,  James D'Arcy perfectly cast as Anthony Perkins (I think, I hope!), Jessica Biel as Vera Miles and the versatile Toni Collette listed only as Peggy.
 
So that's my plan. Stay home. Curl up with a good book. Or a DVD.
How about you all? How do you plan on spending the day?

6 comments:

  1. I just heard this movie get panned on NPR, so the book is probably a good choice.

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    1. Based on your comment, I just looked at Rotten Tomatoes where it's at 62% with the critics. The public is a bit more generous with their love, at 73%. Actually that makes an interview I read with Sir Anthony about campaigning for Oscar votes pretty interesting. I'll have to see if I can find it and post it. Thanks. I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving; did you all get out, did the boys see Skyfall?

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  2. Not going shopping either.

    Relaxing here at home with my son who is visiting.

    Hope you have a good day.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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    1. Thanks for stoppping by Elizabeth. I'll be by to visit too.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Is there a way to follow you via e-mail? I am a Google Friend Connect Follower, but e-mails assures me that I don't miss a single post. :)

    Take care.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! yes, you can follow by email if you keep scrolling down. I have a 'sign up by email' button just above the blog archive.

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