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Dec. 17th, 2007

08:30 pm - Mr. Magorium's Secret Butter for SECRET EATING

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Saw "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" today. It's a fun yet poignant movie in which Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman with a lisp), the 243-year-old eccentric Willy Wonka-esque owner of a magic toy store tells his assistant Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman) that he's leaving her the store. It's got all sorts of clever little visual jokes to watch out for, including a brief early appearance by a Kermit the Frog puppet. This movie is the perfect Christmas movie: it's about a magic toy store, but it has no references to Christmas in it. :}

Before the movie I did something slightly perverse: I sat in the lobby and started reading "The Golden Compass". That's right, READING the BOOK instead of seeing the movie! But it's okay, I'd seen the movie before. Now I wanna see what they left out.

Also, I went there not only to see the movie (and read the book of another movie), but to test a new scheme of mine: sneaking real butter into the theatre to put on my popcorn instead of that icky artificial butter they have. The experiment was a partial success. My method so far:

This last step is where the plan went awry. I ended up with these ribbons of butter sitting on top of the popcorn. Now I need to figure out a way to either melt the butter at the theatre, or keep it melted on the way there. Maybe if I put the butter bag inside a Thermos with hot water...

Current Music: Mika - Grace Kelly

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From:deckardcanine
Date:December 18th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
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The popcorn could be like the balls at Chuck E. Cheese's for you....
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From:deckardcanine
Date:December 18th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
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You sure are positive about a lot of movies that you see. In fact, the only one of which you saw more than just the trailer that I can recall you disliking was Meet the Feebles. So when's the last time you didn't care for what you saw in a theater?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 18th, 2007 04:55 am (UTC)
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I'm just good at pickin' 'em. :}

Let's see, in 2002, I went with some friends to see a horror movie called "Darkness", which despite the presence of Anna Paquin and Lena Olin was a total pile of poorly edited crap. At least it wasn't my idea to see it.

Oh, and in 1999 I went out one evening to see "Titan A.E.", only to find that I was too late for the last showing of the day. To avoid wasting a trip, I decided to see "Inspector Gadget" instead. That movie was merely mediocre until the Gadgetmobile showed up. More like Jive-Talking Productplacementmobile. Ooog.

Hmm, I was also disappointed by the Rocky & Bullwinkle movie, and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie. Oh yes, and "The Hollow Man". And probably some others I can't think of at the moment.

Okay, so I'm usually good at pickin' 'em.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:December 18th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
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I've seen the last three movies you mentioned. All sporadically good, which is not enough for a recommendation. And Titan A.E. may be worth watching when it happens to be on and you have nothing else to do, but that's about it.

Once when sitting for an eight-year-old, my video options were Inspector Gadget, Pokemon: The First Movie, and Home Alone 3. I settled on the last one. The fun was mostly his. Since then, I've wondered whether I would have done better to select one of the others. But I'm not about to find out.
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From:linnaeus
Date:December 18th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
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You could take that inch or two of butter and cut it into thin shavings before you put it in the bag. That way it will have enough surface area to mass that your body heat could melt it pretty quickly if you keep it in an inner pocket.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:December 18th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
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Another thing I thought of is to buy a hot dog at the theater, and put the butter pack in the container with the hot dog for a few minutes. Of course, that's assuming you want to eat a hot dog, or don't mind wasting one.
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From:nefaria
Date:December 18th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
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Maybe some dried butter-flavor sprinkles would work better? Ah, but I guess then you're back to fake butter, hmm...
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