After BJ, my friend Stacy and I grabbed a quick lunch then returned to the theatre to see Alfie. It wasn't bad, but it left me rather "eh". Jude was quite charming and looked incredible (he and Colin *really* need to do a film together) it's just that the story seemed to go nowhere. The really fun part was that Stacey and I had the theater to ourselves so we could do commentary throughout the movie without dirty looks. :)
Following our theatre outing we rented three films to watch. The best of the lot was A Home at the End of the World with Colin Farrell. I have some criticisms of him in regards to his personal behavior, but he impresses me as an actor more each time I see him. I'd never would have figured he could pull off sweet, vunerable, and naive so well.
Next was The Reckoning which I agreed to see because Paul Bettany stars in it. About a half an hour into it I wished I had skipped it. :( And the last film was Intermission also starring Colin Farrell (it was a Colin filled day! ;). It was an Irish film that dealt with how the lives of the various characters crossed and intersected. It was OK, but predictable and nothing I hadn't seen done before.
Oh, and given that the movie theatre was packed at 10:45 this morning and the ticket sellers had to holler at the line of people that Polar Express was already sold out until 9:45pm, I'm going out on a limb and saying it will be the number one movie this weekend. I still think it looks creepy.