Just when I think I've had enough of Robinson's Cinema and would love nothing more than to see it burnt to the ground, or at the very least, filled with rotten vegetables, it turns around and surprises me. In a good way.

You see, MMFF (motto: "We cram award-hungry talentless people in one festival until you beg for mercy and think if Christmas means one more season of mediocre films, you'll skip the holiday altogether) has been going on a month longer than I care for, and I've had it up to here in talks of awards and floats and not being able to go to the cinema because no movie represents senseless fun. Well maybe except Ang Darling Kong Aswang, but I'm damned if I spend 100 pesos to see that.

So anyway, propelled by the feeling of luck turning in my favor, I checked with their cinema girl today and shouted for joy when I heard the best news this week. Zombieland is out tomorrow.

Zombies, man. If there's anything that makes me feel so much better about how the world is, it's zombies. Lots of them. With a mixture of funny banter and a couple of cameos. And Zombieland has it. How do I know?

This is when the love-hate relationship I have with Robinson's Cinema veered a little towards hate. I called them a couple thousand times if they have any plans of showing one of the perfect examples of my staple movie, and all I get is, "We're not sure until the film is already here." Nice.

So since I thought there was no chance of me watching the undead try to bite living people's limbs off in the big screen, I... *looks down and sniffles*... downloaded it.

I shouldn't have and I'm sorry.

For crap like Terminator Salvation, it's perfectly understandable to download since it's the height of wastefulness to spend hard-earned cash on crap by McG, but Zombieland is reminiscent of the best zombie movie ever, Shaun of the Dead, and I should have waited until the posters are removed from the poster boxes at the cinemas before I gave up hope.

But no matter. I'm still gonna watch it in all its gory glory in the big screen. I'll still scream when Columbus, Wichita, and Little Rock almost get bitten by zombies. I will still laugh my ass off during the cameo by Groundhog Day (wink, wink), and I will still cherish every single second Woody Harrelson is on screen doing what he does best: overacting and still pulling it off magnificently.

So if you're up for some senseless fun, get your butt over to SM or Rob (not sure about Gaisano), and if you're planning on bringing your girlfriend/boyfriend and talking all through the movie and you suddenly feel a wet trickle at the back of your head, remember, I have nothing to do with that softdrink being dumped on you. Promise.

P.S. In case you're wondering, out with Zombieland are Sherlock Holmes, Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Avatar back with a vengeance. There's no hint of The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus. And I'm not gonna rant about it. Not until next post. Later!