If you’re like me then your winter break has been jam packed with movies, and if you’re Jewish like me then these aren’t movies that you’ve paid for. I put more effort into researching a movie I might have to pay to see in theatres than I’ve put into my thesis. First, I check RottenTomatoes.com to see if it will even be worth my time (certified fresh!). Next, to cover the financial costs, I think back to see if any dudes have hit on me in the past week. Perhaps there is a gentlemen suitor who might want to spend $25 on movie tickets so he can try to get into my pants afterwards (minimum price to get into my pants: $26).
Many people this holiday season have enjoyed films such as the one about a scientologist (my spellcheck is telling me the word scientologist is wrong) who is supposed to impress us because he did his own stunts, aka Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. In this movie Tom Cruise scaled the outside of the Empire State Building with his captive, Katie Holmes, in his arms. Note: I also do more research before paying to see a movie than I do for my CampusBasement articles.
But I opted for something darker this holiday: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
The only downside is that I may never be able to listen to Orinoco Flow by Enya without clenching ever again. Also, did anyone else think a more appropriate song choice during that dungeon scene would have been S&M by Rihanna?