Please share! Your thoughts on the film version of The Human Stain, that is. It’s part of my long-term moviegoing plan, but not particularly high on the list. A good word from you will bump it up a few places, while your disfavor could give me an unimpeachable excuse to give it a miss until video. So I’m eager to hear what you thought.
I also took in a movie among the costumed tonight. The women mostly seemed to subscribe to the Onion school of dressing up: sexy witch, sexy nurse, sexy cat, sexy hobo…. (Alas, I could not find a link to the old Onion list of the top Halloween costumes for women 18-34–but I do have some advice: don’t google “sexy hobo.”) The clear standout was a guy with an expertly drawn phrenological map on his shaved head. The jury’s out on whether it was a sexy phrenologically mapped head.
As for the movie, that was the suitably scary 28 Days Later. Not spooky, mind you, but scary in that special way reserved for rapidly traveling viruses that make the people you love into flesh-eating zombies. Believe it or not, I enjoyed myself, especially during some early scenes that let you feast your eyes on an utterly deserted but mostly intact London, a great unruined ruin. The real saving grace, though, was that this flesh-eating zombie movie had a sense of humor, as did my gallant companion and the audience at large.
So, any zombie action in your movie?