A while back I mentioned that The Alamo Drafthouse is having an all-day Planet of the Apes Movie Marathon. Man, no, I don't know what is wrong with me, but whatever it is, Simon's got it, too, because we're spending all day at The Alamo Ritz taking in 5 (count 'em! FIVE) Planet of the Planet of the Apes movies.
I've never actually done a movie marathon in this manner. Usually watching two movies is a row is a bit taxing, and I recall being utterly worn out at the end of my "Let's watch the first two Lord of the Rings movies, and then go see Return of the King in the theater!" brainstorm. Of course, all that LOTR's was actually more movie than a POTA marathon as we watched those extended, 4 hour versions on DVD.
That said, I am aware: Its just so much damn Apes.
I like to think, however, that if anyone is man enough to just sit there for 10 hours in the dark eating pizza and slowly getting drunk starting at 10:00 AM and then slowly getting sober so he can get home, I AM THAT MAN.
And I am aware that this is sort of a stupid thing to do. So, I am also trying to think of what I can do to tip the cosmic scales a bit back into balance. More on that after Ape Weekend gives me time to ponder my karmic accounting.