Thursday, January 28, 2010

Remi's and Legion

as you may or may not remember, last Friday was a day of fun times for me. a cafe and a movie, and all at a time when I should have been at work - the sheer decadence! here are my thoughts on that cafe and that movie. you heard right, it's time for a review! two of them, even!

Remi's Cafe
Chris has been telling me about this place for years. apparently he used to go there when he was a kid and he has been thinking about it ever since. he thought they closed, but it turned out they just moved to another location. he was ecstatic upon learning this from a co-worker a few months ago and insisted we go right away. so we got up early on Saturday morning, intending to enjoy a breakfast of wonderful pastries.

our dreams were shattered when we arrived to find the parking lot empty. turns out they are only open Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. so the only way we could ever eat there would be to take a day off from work. so we did.

when we first arrived, I'll be honest, I was a little skeptical. it looked a lot less coffee shop than I had expected and a lot more bake sale. also, I was a little miffed to find that the breakfast menu was over at 10:30. I had wanted breakfast, but we didn't arrive until well after noon.

all my skepticism was for naught. we ordered a raspberry danish, pierogies, a ham and cheese croissant, and a chicken salad sandwich. oh, and a chai. the best chai, in fact, that I have ever tasted. seriously. it was amazing. and all the other food was amazing too. I would suggest that everyone reading this should take a vacation day tomorrow and visit this place. it was pure bliss. Heaven in my mouth.

Legion
I don't have much to say about this movie that reading the Rotten Tomatoes review won't say just as well. it was a constant repetition of action, then a sappy scene, then action, then a sappy scene and so on. and the sappy scenes were forced and poorly done. I liked watching guys with wings fly around, and I really enjoyed seeing that one guy's spine and should blades sticking out of his back, but beyond that it was really kind of silly. the "hero" had to be at least halfway retarded. the lady who is pregnant with the Chosen Baby (although no-one ever bothers to tell us exactly how this baby will save mankind) is a whore with no redeemable qualities. it you saw the trailer, you saw the movie. if you have to go see it, go to a matinee. full price tickets are a little too much for this one.

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