I know now what's going to be the hardest part of completing this 100 Days of Summer Movies experiment. It's not the rushing to the movie theater at the end of each work day. It's not giving up 2 - 4 hours of life every day, and writing up these posts. And it's not the stamina required to sit in the dark through the good, bad and mild movie products headed our way. It is most definitively this...
...representing 1101 calories of nachos and cheese, 305 calories of hot dog and bun, and a potential future coronary. At age 16, my Samoan metabolism had no trouble downing a Kit Kat and a large Cherry Coke without any discernible side effect (relatively speaking; I am still Samoan). At 37, I'm trying to be at least somewhat health conscious. When cotton candy has the lowest calorie count on the menu at a "miniscule" 300 calories and 74 grams of carbs, we could be in serious trouble. Right now, I'm a summer surf healthy 190 pounds. BUT let's see how we're doing in three weeks - down, Samoan genes! Tips on healthy eating at a movie theater or the best way to sneak in good snacks are more than welcome and appreciated.
Movie report: How to Train Your Dragon 3D is smokin' hot good. I'm a little late to the game, but if, like me, you've somehow missed this 200 million and counting, smoldering giant of a blockbuster, you can still catch it quick. Unlike recent hastily produced 3D conversions (umm, Tim Burton), this adventure was designed for the animated 3D format from the get-go and it shows. There aren't any cheap shots of dragon fire blasting your face. You're simply immersed in an original Viking world where upstart Hiccup trains his funky pet dragon Toothless. For comparison, I'll catch Clash of the Titans' last minute 3D on Wednesday and let you know what I think. Being a super fan of the '81 original, though, I've got my doubts - pit Sam Worthington against Harry Hamlin and the original Bubo mechanical owl, and I'm taking "L.A. Law" guy every time.
3-D, How to Train Your Dragon
Oh yea I vote Dragon for Best Animated film at the Oscars. It was that good.
I enjoyed Toy Story 3 and it will give How to Train Your Dragon a run for its money but Dragon is a jewel and an amazing 3D experience.
How about buying only one item at each visit? (i'm sorry my adivce is coming in so late. i hope you're still healthy).
If you are hesitant to carry a "man purse" I recommend inviting a Lady Friend with a large hand bag to go to the movies with you :)
Try sneaking in healthy snacks such as low-fat or non-fat popcorn, pretzels, chips, fruit snacks, string cheese Then buy a diet coke to support the theater. You can even buy a healthy fast=food such as grilled chicken sandwiches. Just carry in in a big "man purse" or sling and enjoy!
This was at the AMC Loews in Marina Del Rey. It's an older venue, but Dragon in 3D looked great here, and lots of room, friendly staff, good for a weekday movie!
What theatre was this at?
True, the food part's great, it's my freakin metabolism that screws it all up. The movie, though, awesome!
This diet combined to this movie is pure Valhalla!
I love that diet, what are you talking about?
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