Archives for December 13, 2011

Movie Magic

Movie Magic

It's Cinemagic - Where the Movies areTonight I went to the movies.

If you’ve known me for a while, then you know that I love to go to the movie theatre to see movies. I budget money especially for movie-watching. Movie watching (and television watching) kind of went by the wayside while I  finished my degree. Because of this, I haven’t been able to see all the movies I would’ve liked to see. [I would also try my hardest to not watch series television, I did get hooked on a couple of programs, but they were really good (Like Doctor Who, Torchwood and American Horror Story). I avoided others that were sure to hook me (like Glee).] So I expect I will glut myself on movies/media for a while. Looking forward to it.

Kind of sad that Blockbusters went out of business while I wasn’t looking. Guess I’ll have to figure out this Red Box thing.

Why do I love to go to the movies? I think big part of it was that I grew up in Monson, Maine. Monson is in the Moosehead Lake Region, also known as The Maine Highlands. The nearest large movie theatre (multiplex) was in Bangor, Maine – 60 miles away. Going to the movie theatre was a big deal. My Dad loved movies too, we had one of the first VCRs in town and we rented many videos from Page’s General Store (which was across the street from our house, we lived above the laundromat).

On my thirteenth birthday I asked  to see Cheech and Chong’s Nice Dreams. It’s a testament to how awesome my Mom is that she a) took me to see the movie and b) other than covering my eyes when the naked guy was on the glass elevator, did not say a word about the subject matter of the film. I should ask her what she thought, I never have. Maybe she reads my blog. I’ll know when I go over to my parents for suppa on Thursday.

I don’t read movie reviews, unless they are written by MaryAnn Johanson, from The FlickFilospher. I find that she and I have very similar geeky tastes. That said, I usually only read them AFTER I’ve seen the movies. Because I hate, abhor spoilers. And my idea of spoilers is extremely broad. I don’t want to know plot points, or to have scenes described. I decide to see a movie based on it’s trailer. If people start discussing a movie, book or tv show I want to watch or read I will put my fingers in my ears and say over and over again “lalalalalalalalalala.” Yes. I will. You might have seen me do it. MaryAnn is very good at NOT spoilering, so if I am on the fence for a particular film (like I was for District 9) I’ll read what she said and make a decision from there.

And yes, I go to movies by myself. All the time. I like going to the movies by myself. I don’t understand why other people don’t like going by themselves. Sure, it can be better to go with another person. They can guard your popcorn when you go to the bathroom. You can hold hands and stuff during the cry-ey parts. But that is just an added bonus. When I am at the movies, I am there to get lost in the story. To forget myself for a bit. I don’t need to bring another person with me to do it. Now I will wait for Edmund if we both want to see a particular movie. But our tastes don’t always mesh (Ed has much better taste than I do). And that is okay.

I saw Tower Heist. It was a lot of fun. Very clever. Eddie Murphy was spot on. And Gabourey Sidibe a delight. You should catch it, either in the theatre or when it’s in the video. [Thus ends my review.]

There are a few movies that are on my list right now I’d like to see in the theatre: Arthur Christmas, Twilight Breaking Dawn Part I (shut up), The Descendants, and Puss in Boots. Upcoming I want to see: Sherlock Holmes, Mission Impossible, and Young Adult. [No linking this time, Google it your damn self.]

So anyway, I love to watch movies in the movie theatre.

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How do you like to see movies? Do you watch movies by yourself?