Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Early Movie

Last night was fun :) Varen & I both made a plan to be home early, skip the gym and/or studying and go to a 5 o'clock movie. It was great, not a queue in sight and a cinema so empty I was the noisiest person there ... my dream movie-watching situation. We watched Valkyrie.

The “July 20 Plot” on Hitler’s life is one of the most heroic but least known episodes of World War Two. Severely wounded in combat, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg returns from Africa to join the German Resistance and help create Operation Valkyrie, the complex plan that will allow a shadow government to replace Hitler’s once he is dead. But fate and circumstance conspire to thrust Stauffenberg from one of many in the plot to a double-edged central role. Not only must he lead the coup and seize control of his nation’s government. He must kill Hitler himself.

Loved it. Absolutely loved it. I didn't know much about the story, other than the obvious fact that it wasn't successful. And even knowing that, you still are hoping against hope that it's successful. My favourite line of the movie had to be "We are the coup" (if you've watched it should make sense).

After that we went home to make dinner, but neither of us were that hungry. So I made it anyway (for lunch today) ... vegetarian pizzas with aubergine, courgette and mushroom (for Varen, I cant' stand the buggers). Ended up eating some of it as a late dinner tho, and they were quite nice. Will make them again sometime, but will thin-grate the veg instead of slicing next time, I think.

In other news, Coal's superficial wound is healing nicely ... scabs are starting to fall off (or he's picking them off, I'm not sure). And he's getting that scar-textured skin. Damn, I hope his fur grows back, but somehow I doubt it will :( Poor boy.


Anonymous said...

The scars will give him some character! :)

The Jackson Files said...

You must start putting your recipes up soon!

When I go to the movies with Jackson, I like to go to the early, early in the morning show so that we can chat loudly about what is going on and not annoy other people.

NOT your dream movie situation, I'm guessing!

Tamara said...

Hmmm... I wonder if I can get past the fact that Tom Cruise is the lead character and make myself watch Valkyrie? He just has such a "smack me" face.

Your word verification has a stutter: miststs

Louisa said...

Glad to hear your bunny is feeling better and healing nicely. Hopefully this will be the last of the bunny problems for you guys.

phillygirl said...

@jane - haha, you're probably right :)

@tjf - nope, not my dream movie situation :) But at least you & Jackson aren't doing that at a 7pm Friday night movie ... like some people!

@tamara - haha, I don't mind him. Is funny to listen to him speak German at the start of the film tho!

@louisa - Yeah, I really hope so too!

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