How do you top seeing Blade Runner 2049 on a 70mm wide screen on opening weekend? Well, after this dazzling movie you hop on over a few blocks after the flick and hit up Biscuit Bitch for an AMAZING basket of bliss. Damn. Perfect. Saturday.
First, Seattle Cinerama (owned by Paul Allen) is THE best place to see movies, possessing surround sound, comfy seats and a 70MM wide screen. Seating 500+ on opening weekend, the chocolate popcorn and alcohol were flowing as the sold out 11 a.m. crowd buzzed with excitement pre-movie in the lobby. It’s highly unusual for crowds these days not to look incessantly at their phones during a film or get up to go for bathroom/food runs but nobody moved the whole 160 minutes of this flick, glued to their seats not knowing what the hell was coming next. A retro Merry Melodies cartoon featuring Michigan J. Frog amused the 20-something and predominantly male audience after the previews. They probably had never seen such a thing before in their young lives.
Not to stereotype male Seattle tech nerds but this movie seemed to be squarely made for their lane with lots of naked females, high tech everything and violence galore. Still, amazingly, I enjoyed it though it was definitely NOT in my normal preferred genre of light comedy, but even I could respect the complexity of this flick. And Ryan Gosling’s adorableness. Just saying, he is too CUTE and boy can he kick ass!
No spoilers but let’s just say the whiskey-loving dog got a good laugh and Harrison Ford still rocks. How is it Harrison has gotten older and yet I never age? Hmmm… Ryan Gosling played his complex character well and if this film doesn’t win all the lighting awards, I would be surprised. Stunning. This future world was just harsh in all aspects and, while the women dominated the power roles, they were seriously evil bitches and this civilization had a whole lot of prostitutes and gigantic naked holograms. No one needs to see ta ta’s that large looming over them or is just me? Disturbing. Prior to Trump, I couldn’t imagine such a bleak world but unfortunately now I can. With just one tweet, we too could be looking at forgotten cities condemned forever after being nuked. While not an uplifting film, it was well done. Go see it! While we’re all still alive.
So after contemplating a world where the rain never stops and there are no trees or flowers, what’s a girl to do? Hit up some biscuits, bitch! Starting out small and now with 3 locations in Seattle, Biscuit Bitch was just as good as the reviews make it out to be.
Luckily, the Belltown location didn’t have a line by the time we dropped by, close to their 3 p.m. closing after our movie, so we walked right up and got us a “Hot Mess Bitch” meal to share. Cradled in a paper boat, the layers of biscuit, gravy, cheese, eggs over easy, garlic grits, grilled Louisiana hot link and jalapenos were plenty big enough for 2 to split for $11.70. Holy Smokes! It was hot and messy and DELICIOUS. Their motto is “trailer park to table” and they keep the menu simple and focused on biscuits. Smart.
Love their smiling staff, the cool tunes being played, bitchin’ logo and the upbeat décor. I’ll be back. Hope everyone’s Saturday was just as fun as ours has been. Now, it’s time for Seahawks football!