Cesar's been talking non-stop about going to see X-Men III. I've been fearfully dodging the subject as there's nothing I'd least rather do. I despise sitting in movie theaters and I've decided that if I do go ahead and do so this summer, it's going to be the DaVinci Code ... That is, after I listen to the book on tape, so I can avoid reading the elementary school writing contained in the printed version. Long story short, I dodged the X-Men III subject many-a-time yesterday.
By coincidence, I saw a guy selling an X-Men III DVD yesterday on the street.
'But, how can it be?' I thought to myself as I walked to the gym. 'The movie just opened last night.'
I came home and told Cesar that I saw it and he was pissed that I didn't get it for him.
"But how can they have that already? It can't be real!"
Evidently these guys get "access" to these movies by sneaking a camcorder into the movie theater and recording the screen.
"Sometimes you see shadows of people gettting up and walking from the audience." Cesar enlightened me
Well, I'll be darned! Never heard of such a thing. You learn something new everyday and all that...
Fortunately, Cesar and I ran into another one of these DVD guys on the train at about 11:30 last night. One of the train regulars doubled as this DVD guy's most loyal customer. He confirmed to us and the 2 reluctant men sitting across from us that he'd been doing business with this DVD guy for a while now. "He's legit." We took a chance and bought the DVD for $5, rationalizing that if it was the real deal, we'd saved $15. If it was bunk, we only lost $5.
As it turns out, the DVD ended up working. There were shadows and audience applause, but all in all, I'd do it again. You know? Just in case you were wondering.