2 Summer movies: Shrek 3 and Pirates 3

June 3, 2007


I like to go to summer blockbuster movies, you know, the big ones like Superman, Batman, Spiderman, and Pirates of the Caribbean and such. Unlike many of my friends, I don’t go expecting enlightenment or anything too serious. Entertainment and a night out with friends or a date with my honey is just fine.

On Friday, Daniel and I joined our dear friends The Roving Church of Fun for a night at El Capitan to watch Pirates of the Caribbean 3. The Roving Church, of which we are part time members, got its start at the local Renaissance Fairs and loves dressing up in historic costumes. Daniel and I have never been big costume types, but love these folks and any excuse to spend time with them in our busy schedule is worth while. On Friday, they were all dressed in pirate garb. We ate at a local California Pizza Kitchen and entertained many of the tourist patrons with pirate songs and costume and lots of loud ARRRGGGHH type pirate sounds. We then moved over to the movie line (waited for an hour) and continued our fun there. The management loved it and despite having to wait in line, cordoned off a section of the theater just for us. Yay! I must report that neither I, nor many of the group really “got” the story, but no matter, the action and silliness on the screen was plenty, as was the comradery.

Last night, Daniel and I decided against attending a concert by the Briton Ensemble (the musical offshoot of the Roving Church) to spend time together and go on a date. We ate at the new restaurant CHARCOAL located right next to LA’s premiere movie palace, the Cinerama Dome, and then watched Shrek 3. I must tell you: Shrek 3 is NOT a kids movie– nothing naughty or anything, but all the humor is adult and is one of the best written blockbuster movies I’ve seen in a long time. So if you are looking for a movie to take kids to that you will likely enjoy more than they will, go to Shrek 3. What a fun movie!! You many even attain enlightenment (lol).

[Image above shows James Hendricks (out of focus dude with the beard and accordion) leading members of the Briton Ensemble in line at El Capitan.]


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