Monday, December 31, 2007
Called my brother before Christmas to catch up and chat.
"What's been happening?" he asked.
"I saw two good movies this week," I said.
(I should mention here that my family never - NEVER watches any movies I suggest. I'm not even sure they watch the DVDs I buy them as gifts. It's not as if we're talking The Tin Drum or The Seventh Seal; I get them things like The Usual Suspects or Fargo. But if they haven't heard of it, it doesn't get watched.)
"Really? What?" he asked.
"Well, first I saw No Country for Old Men -"
"Wasn't that AWESOME?!?"
I was stunned into silence.
"J--[his wife] and I saw that. That was a wicked cool movie!"
We talked about it a bit; then I mentioned that I'd also seen I Am Legend.
"We saw that one too! That was really good too! Hey, J-- my sister saw the same two movies we did this week.!"
I was about to mention that it was the second remake, and that there had been a remake in the seventies that was very good--"
"It's The Omega Man. I loved that movie; one of my favorites," my brother declared.
"You remember The Omega Man?" I'd seen the movie on TV when I was ten and absolutely loved it. He'd clearly seen it later on; I know I'd seen it more than once on TV..
"Yeah; that was a wicked cool movie."
I was dizzy with this unexpected connection. We had seen not one, but TWO of the same movies in a single week, we'd both loved them, and it turns out that we shared a favorite childhood movie as well.
This could be the start of a whole new bonded-sibling era...
"The next movie I'm seeing is Alien vs Predator II" came my brother's voice over the phone.
Or maybe not.