when i am old and retired and reflecting on my life, one of my favorite mundane things to remember will be this: going to see a movie and then calling up e! to talk about it. e!, you see, has all of what andy on the office calls "the dets" about movies she likes, like about how guns 'n roses was the only band that granted permission to use their actual song for this film. we talk about problems with movies (e.g., the way this one glosses over health care issues) and things we loved (me: those beautiful tights in the match against the staple-gun guy; e!: rourke's hair-as-character; both of us: omg, the deli slicer scene), and how hot (marisa tomei!) or not the actors were and why or why not. if one of us is, say, on a long solo road trip, and the other one is on a long solo run with a high-quality headset/mic, we can easily log upwards of forty minutes on one movie. and i even forgot to ask her to settle a discussion JM and i had about whether an actor would take steroids to bulk up for a role like this. i mean, if art imitates life and all.