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Monday, May 2, 2011

Two movie thoughts

1. When I first moved back here from the Wild West, I bought tons of magazines and newspapers and followed online sites of all the movies I wanted to rent and see in the theater. It wasn't anything for me to go see movies along, 2 or even 3 during a week, and that many or more on the weekends. Okay.

I'm still enamored of films of course, but now I have a "serious" boyfriend which puts a spin on movie going. If I just go to the movie and don't tell him, then he wonders where I am. If I go to see a movie without him I have to explain that it wasn't a 'I don't want to be with you' thing but just a spur of the moment thing where I wanted to see a movie. He could get his feelings hurt that I didn't ask him.

And it's not that I don't want him to go with me, but I get off work about 90 minutes before he does and I could be at the theater and have the movie almost over by the time Sam is leaving work. Sometimes I like to go so I don't have to talk about a movie afterwards. I want to sit where I want and eat all the popcorn alone,

Hey, I'm just saying...

2) Does anyone have "go-to" movies? I have several movies I love to watch over and over again. If I'm grading papers (okay back in the day when i graded papers), want back ground noise, am doing some sort of project, blogging or whatever, I have a certain collection of movies I want to throw in the DVD plays and will watch over and over again. I know all the dialogue and I know what's going to happen. I don't have to sit glued to the screen.

Does anyone else have movies like that?

Mine are pretty unlikely, too: Twister, Volcano, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, and Apollo 13. And usually Harry and 13 are at the bottom of my choice list over the other three.

5 comments:

Paul S said...

I've got plenty of "go-to" movies Maggie, in fact far too many to post here, but off the top of my head I'll mention Two-Lane Blacktop, Junior Bonner, Jaws, Prelude To A Kiss and one of your favourites When Harry Met Sally.

Curley said...

I have a list too. Twister, Ever After, Jeremaiah Johnson, Assassins, The Lake House and the list goes on. And I totally get the wanting to just go to a movie without having to let the whole world know before you go.

Jimmie Earl said...

The American President is my go to movie of choice. In fact, I watched it again just last night. It was the first time I had seen it on a 57 in TV and I can tell you right now...I want one!
When Harry Met Sally is another one along with Murphy's Romance.
Can't blame you for wanting to just be by yourself at the movies once in a while. We all need "down time" without having to be sociable with a significant other or anyone else.
Come to think of it, I don't think I have ever been to a movie alone. Hmmm...maybe I will try that when I get home.
JE

Vesuvian Woman said...

Tombstone, Kate & Leopold, Death Proof (Ikr!) and Uptown Girls just to get you started.

booknut said...

Our lists our remarkably similar! My go-to movies are Twister, Volcano, Deep Impact (I'm seeing a theme here!), American President, Harry Potter, and most currently, Burlesque!