Thursday, July 31, 2008

Movies in the Park

I've been enjoying the Grant Park Classic Film Fest these past couple weeks. Sure, it's kind of a pain to get down there, and parking is ridiculously expensive, but for some reason watching a movie outside with hundreds of other people is way fun.

The Odd Couple was their first feature. I had rented it awhile back and enjoyed it, but for some reason it was significantly more hilarious on the second viewing. I highly recommend this movie.

Then came The Blues Brothers this week. I was pretty excited to have the chance to watch it in downtown Chicago. It seems appropriate. There were even a few people dressed up. I'll be honest, I didn't find it as funny as The Odd Couple, but there are still some hilarious moments. About an hour and a half into the movie, the rain started pouring down and I ran for cover, missing possibly the best part of the film. It seems I may never know how this movie ends as I've tried to watch it many times, but haven't been able to see it all the way through. It's getting annoying.

I'll be on vacation for the next two weeks so I'm going to miss those movies, but when I get back they'll be showing one of my favorites, An Affair To Remember. Will I cry? Possibly.

1 comment:

Bacall said...

Love "The Odd Couple!" I must have seen it at least a dozen times and each time I see it I laugh harder.

But how can one not laugh with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau? Terrific and timeless movie. Try and catch the TV series on DVD. It has always amazed me how Jack Klugman, and Tony Randall superbly took off where Lemmon and Matthau left.