The Da Vinci Code
One of the nice things about living in Los Angeles is that everything plays here. The most obscure art movie, the latest epic from East Timor … everything. We stumbled on this one at a little neighborhood theater in Los Feliz Village, bargain matinee $4.50, and thought, what the heck? Okay … it’s kind of long, and it’s mostly about people standing around solving puzzles, at least when other people aren’t chasing them and shooting at them. There’s some nice location photography; you’d almost think they’d got permission to shoot in the Louvre! But under it all there is an interesting theological theme. Myself, I don’t care if Jesus left little bastards all over Palestine and was crucified because he didn’t pay child support. But if the Catholic Church ever gets wind of this theory … hoo boy! Somebody ought to write a book about this.