When I typed the title of this post I immediately thought of the song that comes from the movie “Annie”. Do you know the song? I just LOVE it and sing it to my Toddler over and over. He giggles every single time and I keep picturing that particular song/scene between her, Grace and Daddy Warbucks.
I very rarely watch movies.
For a long time there simply hasn’t been one that has completely gripped me from beginning to end. Not sure if it is an attention span thing or if the movies of now are just rubbish.
I have instead become a series watcher. I can’t bear having to wait an entire week for the next episode (my instant gratification self can’t cope with this) so I usually hire the complete series (I even have a contract at the video shop for this purpose – R100 for 10 disks - cheapest entertainment ever) and watch it all in one go – usually over a weekend.
You are allowed to keep the series for only one night but the guy at the movie shop has a thing for me (I do humour him with some very light flirtation – my DH knows about it and just laughs) and lets me keep it from Friday night until Monday evenings. It’s the one thing that can relax me completely. Perfect escapism. I get totally caught up in the characters and the plot.
I have just finished watching season 3 of Gossip Girl and I am about to start watching Glee. Love it. I tried to watch my favourite Greys Anatomy this past weekend but it was a bit painful at the parts where they had to resuscitate patients and deal with bereaved families. Will be giving this series a miss for a bit.
Occasionally (like maybe twice a year) then I am actually in the mood for movies. My DH LOVES when I am in this mood (he is a movie person) because it means watching at least 4 movies in one day – usually on a Saturday or a Sunday. It’s a big occasion where we involve the kids and we have popcorn and everything.
I do love going to the cinema with my DH. He very cleverly lets me choose the movie every single time. We haven’t done this in a while – normally when we do date nights/afternoons we do things that would mean that we communicate and engage with one another all the time. Movies simply don’t allow for that. And it can become expensive to go to the movies AND eat out.
I do enjoy a good art film. And I LOVE musicals. These are my favourites and I can watch them over and over and not get tired of it. I very seldom watch a movie if I have read the book because I am ALWAYS left feeling disappointed by the film version. My favourite movies are usually the arty ones playing at Cinema Noveau. I also LOVE going alone – haven’t actually done this in a while.
I can’t remember the last movie that I watched at home. Actually I do. It was “The Black Swan”. Beautifully shot. Deeply disturbing plot. Profoundly moving. Very confusing but did touch on a multitude of themes. Before that I watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I haven’t read the book but I did enjoy the movie though some of the scenes were violent and disturbing.
The last movie that I watched in a theatre was Twilight’s Eclipse. I am completely obsessed with that Twilight series and have read the first three books in the series. Even though I don’t usually do vampire books or movies, I am a HUGE Twilight fan. I am on Team Edward btw…Edward Cullen can bite me anytime. I LOVE the storyline and the movies are beautifully shot. They are also true to the books and the movie sound track is simply divine.
Btw…that is another thing that I am into. I may actually buy a movie soundtrack if I enjoyed the movie music.
I received a free movie ticket for my birthday which I need to use within the next two weeks. I went onto the Nu Metro website (this is where I must redeem the ticket) and I have to say that there is not a single movie calling my name. I suspect that I’m going to go alone, though my DH did make noises about coming along seeing that we haven’t done something like this in a while. I think that I will indulge him with this one.
Are you a movie buff? Do you LOVE going to see a movie? Are you into movie soundtracks? What do you suggest I watch with my free ticket? You are not allowed to say Harry Potter. PLEASE.
ps..thank you for your lovely comments on my last post. I am feeling better and more normal, today mainly because I had a good, hard run. Endorphins still missing. Hopefully next week?