Well, DeVeria’s off relaxing somewhere lovely so she asked me to fill in for her.
This week the news reports movie prices are going up, fifty cents in some places, or a dollar, maybe even two. I guess it’s time for me to sign up for Netflix. What’s the last movie you saw at the theater (and did you get popcorn or the junior mints?)
There is a difference seeing a movie on the big screen and seeing it at home. I dug my nails into my brother’s thigh watching Jaws in the theater, the whole audience exuded fear. I was relieved to watch Silence of the Lambs at home, on the small screen, with frequent and convenient interruptions. I never saw The Exorcist, although some of my friends say that was the scariest movie they ever saw. What’s the scariest movie you’ve ever seen?
And how about your all time favorites? As a kid I loved Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. And I loved Gone With the Wind, I was probably fifteen when I saw that. I remember waiting in line for hours to see Star Wars and then seeing it over and over again. Animal House is another all time fave, so fun to laugh and laugh with a hundred other people. And who doesn’t love The Godfather?
Miller’s Crossing was notable, had no idea what it was about when I brought it home from the video store but everyone enjoyed it. I like movies that take you someplace you have no idea where you are going, like The Usual Suspects or The Road to Perdition.
There are so many films to recommend: vintage classics, musicals, mysteries, adventures, it’s hard think of them all at once.
So pull up a chair and share your movie picks, what’s in your Netflix queue?
photograph courtesy of Robot B.