August 17th, 2010


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J and I went out last night to dinner and a movie which was lovely.  It was nice to have a night to ourselves before the craziness of tech begins.  We saw "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World" which I really enjoyed - the style of it is so much fun even if I missed a few of the video game jokes.  But the oddest moment of last night happened during the previews.

A preview began which had taglines about the random people you pass every day and what if they weren't random?  Then five people were in an elevator, ignoring each other.  The elevator stopped, the lights went out, and when they came back on someone was hurt.  We flashed to the security center for the building and no one knows what's going on, but are seeing flashes of something creepy in the edge of the monitor.  The trust between the people in the elevator is breaking down, the tension is ratcheting up both on the screen and among the audience.  Then a text shot flashes on the screen "from the mind of M. Night Shyamlan".  Suddenly the mood in the audience changed.  There were laughs and groans and 'his horror isn't scary' and 'I wonder which of them is blind'.  There were still another 30-45 seconds of preview but last night anyway, the audience was gone.  I wonder when the perception of his work switched that completely, and if M. Night can get his groove back or if he should start using a pseudonym.

The movie is called "Devil" and really isn't my thing in any case.