Attention teachers! Who needs the NEA when you have AMC?
In case you needed another reason to go a movie theater and not see The Da Vinci Code, AMC Entertainment and Lionsgate Films are offering teachers a chance to see Akeelah and the Bee for free today through May 25. We here at Brevity enjoyed the movie, as did Thinking Fool and Reel Fanatic.
Not all of us can be teachers and enjoy the countless perks. Most people have to work for a living. And they can avoid controversy by paying to see Akeelah or something else family-friendly, like Hoot or Over the Hedge. (Brevity's reviews are here and here.)
So relax and enjoy the weekend, knowing you won't contribute to anti-Catholic causes, or Scientology, or whatever it is that RV and Poseidon stand for. Instead, you're supporting something more noble, like the Shrek 4 budget, or Starbucks and Mark Cuban, or Jimmy Buffett's new yacht.
55 Fiction Friday might also suggest reading a book. Maybe something by Dan Brown?
At midnight, Edward began his shift patrolling ten miles of border. He was trained to look for any interlopers traveling north.
Up ahead he saw four headlights. Two full vans.
Edward smiled and reached into his red uniform for ammunition. This was his favorite part of the night: firing at elderly Americans seeking cheaper prescriptions.