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In a WORLD…where a person DOES NOT LIKE GOING TO THE MOVIES…

I don’t go to the movies. No, seriously. I really don’t. I used to, in college. We used to go to the movies probably once or twice a week. We’d get to the point where we’d seen everything that was playing and knew what would be released on Fridays and we’d make plans for midnight showings and such. Sometimes we were poor so we’d totally sneak into MULTIPLE movies like BADGUYS. I know. Rude. Totally the rudest. Now I go to maybe one movie a year. Possibly two, but only in extreme circumstances, like potentially at gunpoint. 

Mostly that’s because I’m poor, and it seems like a colossal waste of money. If I’m patient, I can wait and see the movie for free in my own living room, and in my living room, I don’t have to deal with talky-talk fellow patrons, or people kicking my chair or texting with their super-bright phone in the dark, and I can also pause it if I need to pee, and I don’t need to sneak in snacks because the snack bar (aka “my kitchen”) is in sight of my television. Because my place is very, very small. 

For example: a couple weekends ago, I watched Super 8, which is about a year old at this point. When it came out, everyone was all ZOMG AMY! You have to see this! It is amazing! You loved Lost and this is a JJ Abrams movie! Also, aliens! SO EFFING GOOD! And yeah, I did want to see it, but again, poor, and I knew that if I was patient and avoided spoilers, I could watch it when it came out on DVD. (Oh, I get to see them for free because I get them from the library rather than from the video store. Because I’m super-cheap and I love the library. It’s a whole thing.) Oh, and a note on spoilers – if you wait to watch a movie a year after it comes out, and you’re close-to-middle-aged, you’ve forgotten most of the spoilers, so that’s the one time your not-so-shiny-and-new brain totally comes in handy for you. 

So I watched Super 8 in my living room with my cat and here are my thoughts: meh. I mean, whatever, it wasn’t terrible, the acting was fine, but the plot seemed like something I’d seen a million times before and also it was a dark movie. Not dark in the “SO TWISTED!” way, but dark in the “why’s this taking place in a basement with a broken overhead fixture?” way. I hate those movies. I can’t see what’s going on. I might as well have my TV off and be listening to a book on tape for as much good as it’s doing me, to be honest, because I CAN’T SEE ANYTHING. And it’s frustrating, because you know you SHOULD be able to see what’s happening on the screen, but IT’S TOO EFFING DARK.

Think how angry I’d have been if I’d paid movie-theater prices to see that! It’s a good thing it was free. 

There are a lot of movies that have either recently come out this year or are going to come out this year that people are very, very excited about. I feel like an archaeologist or maybe an alien when people talk about movies, because I just don’t get excited about them the way most people do, so it’s like I’m observing you all like I’m a new visitor to your planet. 

So let’s discuss the movies everyone’s talking about, most of which I have very little prior knowledge about, and see if any of them might get me out of my house to see a movie this year. YES, I actually did see one movie this year: a friend came to visit and we went to see a movie I’ve already forgotten the name of but it had Adam Scott in it and he was adorable. (FINE, I looked it up. It was Friends with Kids. It was good, I liked it just fine.) 

Movies that have already come out and I think have left the theaters so I guess I’ll have to see them on DVD 

The Avengers 

Shut up, I have a thing for handsome cocky men who are also damaged.

Yes, I know. I’m the only person in the world who hasn’t seen this. (I also never saw Avatar because it didn’t seem up my alley at all, and also haven’t seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies. You can mock, I don’t care.) I think I’d like this. I like superhero shit. And I sure do enjoy Robert Downey Jr. in just about anything, but as Tony Stark? Well, yes, please. And, Joss Whedon directed it, so that’s a total win for me. But seeing it in the movie theater just didn’t happen, and I suppose I’ll watch it on DVD eventually.  

The Hunger Games 

I know, I’m probably a bad book nerd that I really liked these novels, but I did. So I was really excited about the movie. Then I kind of forgot about it once it was released. Most of the people I knew that watched it really liked it, if I remember correctly. I’m already on the waiting list at the library, if that counts. I was going to go but I was going to wait a few weeks so the squealing tweens didn’t injure my eardrums with their squealery and then I got busy with something. Probably blogging. 

Jeff Who Lives at Home 

I saw a trailer for this before the ONE movie I saw this year and it looked fun and touching and good and indie, which I love, but then I forgot to go and see it once it came out. I really don’t even care about such things. I think my excitement meter for movies is broken, I really do. Do you think I used it all up in college because I saw too many of them? Anyway, when I was looking up what movies I should be excited about to write this, I saw this title and I was all, oh, man, I wanted to see that. Have it on reserve at the library now. Who knows when I’ll get it, not me. 

A movie that is apparently out now but I haven’t seen any commercials, what the hell? 

Moonrise Kingdom

   

 

The interwebs says this came out in May. That can’t be right, can it? I haven’t seen any commercials or anything and Wes Anderson’s kind of a big deal. I mean, I know I’m not in the loop but I usually see something on Twitter when people start going to the movies. Anyway, I totally want to see this, because The Royal Tenenbaums is one of my top movies of all time and makes me cry and laugh and then cry some more. I think Wes Anderson has an amazing eye for taking the mundane and elevating it into spectacular beauty. But will I see it in the movie theater? No, probably not. Mostly because I don’t know that it’s even out, or if it is, why’s everyone being all secretive-like about it? Is this movie in the witness protection program? 

Movies that are supposedly gigantic summer blockbusters that everyone’s all “ooh ooh ooh” about 

Prometheus  

Seriously, EVERYONE is so excited about this, just everyone. And I thought it was probably about THE Prometheus, and I was like, huh, there’s a movie about a Greek myth? Whatever, don’t care. Then I found out it was a Ridley Scott movie and it’s got something to do with Alien. Well, listen, I don’t HATE Alien, but I don’t care about it. It was an interesting movie. But I didn’t see any of the sequels and didn’t care that I didn’t. And I’m not much of a sci-fi person. I didn’t even care enough to look more into this to see what it might be about. I heard “Ridley Scott” and Alien and I was like, nah, not for me. Sorry, you can have my geek card back if you want it. 

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 

I know, you’d think I’d be all stoked about this, with my love of the supernatural and also history, so it’s like it totally pertains to my interests, but I saw a trailer recently, and it was so blah. And I think the book is a very stupid idea. I think it seems way too – I don’t know, jokey? I didn’t read it. Maybe it’s awesome. I just don’t care. I think it seems ill-advised. I have no interest in this at all. 

Brave   

 

YES. Now, listen. If there’s a single movie that gets me out of my home this summer, it’s going to be this one. It’s Pixar; it’s got a firey little redheaded heroine; it’s set in Scotland; and it looks AMAZING. The animation is gorgeous, the story sounds empowering, and I don’t know that I’ve ever seen anything Pixar has done and not finished it thinking the world is really an amazing and beautiful place. I watch a Pixar film and I’m 6 years old watching my first real movie all over again. Pixar films fill the world with possibility for me. I’m very, very excited about this one. 

The Dark Knight Rises 

Am I the only one who doesn’t think Christian Bale is a very good Batman? I think Christopher Nolan is a very good director – he creates visually stunning work – but I find Christian Bale so off-putting that I have a serious problem paying attention. That raspy whisper is very annoying. Plus I don’t think I’ll ever be able to watch Bale in anything again without hearing, in the back of my mind, that whole rant he did that time that got recorded and put all over the internet. I watched a couple of these movies. Were there more than two? I think I saw two. I saw the first one, and then the Heath Ledger one, which I liked for Heath Ledger. Or was that just the one? They really didn’t make much of an impression. In other words: no. No, I don’t think I’ll be going to see this. No interest at all. 

Movies that are coming out around Christmas because I think the movie people think I have nothing better to do with my time around the holidays than to watch movies 

The Great Gatsby   

 

Now, listen. I think that Baz Luhrmann is brilliant. I will admit I didn’t see that Australia nonsense he did because everyone said it was terrible but also I’d forgotten all about it and will reserve it from the library now because I like what he does with a movie. His mind amazes me. He makes things beautiful. And I love, love, LOVE Gatsby. That being said, I’m a little worried about this. Yes, everything I’ve seen makes it look like it’ll be beautiful. But I hate Leonardo DiCaprio. SO MUCH YOU GUYS. I think he’s terrible; I don’t think he can act; and I think he always looks constipated. I don’t know if I can watch a whole movie with DiCaprio playing Gatsby with his constipated little monkey-face, I just don’t know if I have it in me. Because I love Gatsby. And, from the time I went to see Love in the Time of Cholera and almost was escorted out from the loud scoffing I kept doing because they sucked every bit of magic out of the book when they translated it to the screen, I’m not well-behaved when someone shits all over my favorite books in a movie theater. So I’m torn on this one. 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey  

I know. I KNOW. You’re all SO EXCITED. I haven’t seen the other movies and I can’t see myself seeing this one, either, even though it’s got Martin Freeman in it and I love him just about as much as pudding or mushrooms. Also, it’s TWO movies. Good grief, I don’t even go out and see ONE, you want me to commit to TWO? 

Django Unchained   

 

GOOD GRACIOUS YES. Everything about this is exciting, everything. Quentin Tarentino; blaxploitation meets spaghetti western; QUENTIN TARENTINO. I’m so excited about this one I’m bouncing a little, no joke. (I’m just going to ignore the fact that effing constipated DiCaprio is in this, too.) I think I can convince my dad to see this one with me over the holidays. He likes violent movies and usually we end up having to see something I hate like one of those terrible Bourne movies. The last time we did that I slept through the whole thing. I’m not even kidding. I slept for the entire two hours. I hate the Bourne movies. We used to have to see James Bond movies, but since his feud with Daniel Craig the James Bond franchise is dead to him DEAD TO HIM I SAID. (Oh, you want to know why my dad is feuding with Daniel Craig? Because once, Daniel Craig said in an interview he was anti-gun. He thought all guns should be outlawed. My father, therefore, refuses to watch anything with Daniel Craig in it, and if Daniel Craig comes on the television, he yells “dirty HIPPIE!” at it and changes the channel.) 

Les Miserables   

I’d put the poster in but it’s BORING. These stills are better.

I don’t even know if I can express how excited about this I am. LES MIS YOU GUYS. With good actors! And SINGING! I was a little worried about the Taylor Swift as Eponine situation – can the girl act? She’s got a pretty enough voice, but Eponine needs to be good, or else that whole plotline falls flat, and also, I can’t help but imagine in my head Kanye West popping into the scene when she’s belting out “On My Own” and saying “No, no, listen, Eponine, I’m happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but I just wanna say that Cats is the best musical and should’ve been made into a movie instead of Les Mis” and then giggling to myself – but then read that was just a rumor and it’s some chick I’ve never heard who apparently won some sort of British talent show at some point of playing Eponine, so no more worries Taylor Swift worries, but a whole new set of worries, I guess, as I LOVE Eponine. But HOLY HELL you guys, did you SEE Anne Hathaway as Fantine? I knew the girl could sing but this is SO EXCITING. And if he can sing, Russell Crowe will make an amazing Javert. And ZOMG Hugh JACKMAN! As Valjean! And Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen as the Thenardiers! THIS IS SO EXCITING I CAN’T EVEN. I’m going to try to convince my mom to see this with me over the holidays. She likes musicals and has never seen Les Mis. 

A movie with no release date as of yet and I’m pretty stoked, I’m not going to lie 

Much Ado About Nothing

SHAKESPEARE DIRECTED BY JOSS WHEDON. Starring Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Captain Tightpants, Sean Maher, Tom Lenk – I mean, come on. COME RIGHT ON. For a Whedon geek and a theater geek and a Shakespeare geek, this is so exciting I can’t even stand it. Will I see this in the theater? Yes. Will I immediately purchase the DVD once it’s released so I can own it and watch it a number of times my own self? Again, yes. Yes, I will do that. 

So, what have we decided? I guess the possibilities are Brave, Gatsby, Django Unchained, Les Mis, and Much Ado. And as much as I SAY I want to see them in the theater, you know I’ll probably forget all about them until they’ve been out on DVD for a month or something and then be like, “ooh, I wanted to see that,” right? 

Broken. Just don’t care about movies. I’m every studio’s worst nightmare, sincerely. They’d go under if the whole world were people like me. SORRY STUDIOS.

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43 responses to “In a WORLD…where a person DOES NOT LIKE GOING TO THE MOVIES…

  • Andreas Heinakroon

    Oh, I loved the Brave trailer! When is it coming out? When? WHEN!? Now? Tomorrow? No later than this weekend, surely?

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    • lucysfootball

      Well, I don’t think this weekend. It opens here June 22 – how long does it take you to get US movies? I know it seemed to take FOREVER when I lived in England to get US movies – is it still so bad? That was almost 20 years ago now, so things must be better, right?

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      • Andreas Heinakroon

        Right. Because things just keep getting better over here all the time.

        (Hang on – where’s that snark key on the keyboard again?)

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        • lucysfootball

          It still takes forever and a day to get our movies over there? Oh, boo. I had hoped it would be quicker, because I remember when Ken went to the movies a while ago, The Hunger Games was opening at the same time it was opening over here, so I thought the rules had changed. Maybe only with gigantic blockbuster-y type movies?

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  • Andreas Heinakroon

    I don’t go to the movies either. It seems a lot of hassle for watching a film in the company of complete (and often rude) strangers at a set time and place not of my choice for a lot more money than it would cost to rent or stream it from Amazon or Netflix. I know they said VCRs would be the death of cinemas (yes, I really am that old, will you shut up already?!), but I honestly believe HD streaming will be.

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    • lucysfootball

      You’re not old. I still have – and USE – MULTIPLE VCRs. I’m not even kidding. Why pay for a DVR when you have VCRs that work, I ask you?

      I don’t have any of the streaming services – no time, and can’t afford them – but someday. Someday. I have dreams.

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      • Andreas Heinakroon

        I am old. And I also used a VCR to record stuff off the telly until it went up in flames a few months back. Now I can’t get a new one, becase they don’t make them anymore. Luckily, our new telly seem to be able to record onto an external harddisk instead.

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        • lucysfootball

          They really don’t make them anymore. I have three that I use, and one tucked away in case one of the three breaks. Once those die, I’m done, and will have to move to a DVR. Sadness. I like my VCRs.

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  • Andreas Heinakroon

    In the old days, back in the previous century when I was a poor student, I used to go to the movies a lot. But that was because I didn’t own a VCR and no one had thought of inventing DVDs yet (or even LaserDiscs for that matter), and also because they had this awesome film club where you paid a fixed fee and could see as many films as you liked. And they were often odd, interesting and weird foreign films too, some of which I really really liked but would never have watched on a regular full-priced viewing.

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    • lucysfootball

      That’s funny, I went to more movies when I was a poor student, too. I think, however, I had more money when I was a poor student than now, when I have two jobs. How exactly does THAT work? Grumble.

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  • sj

    I LOVE this post. I really am starting to think we’re the same person, Amy. Like, I hate going to the theatre because everyone hates me with my scoffing and eye-rolling that is so hard you CAN HEAR IT.

    BUT

    I’m totally going to see Django Unchained with my dad this Christmas. We used to go to Christmas movies all the time together when I was younger and I think it would be awesome to start doing that again.

    I hate Leo too! I haven’t been able to stay awake through Inception and everyone gives me crap about it because ZOMG IT’S THE BEST MOVIE EVAR!! but for realsies, I just can’t take him seriously in anything. I’m going to block him out of Django because IT’S A NEW QUENTIN TARANTINO MOVIE and the last time I was in the theatre was for Inglorious Basterds (again, with my dad).

    Also, I heart Wes Anderson, but I don’t want to see Moonrise Kingdom in the theatre because I know I will miss stuff and I’d rather be able to rewind and pause and stuff.

    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING!!! It’s like all of my favourite people from the Whedonverse are in this and I can not contain my excitement. PLUS they filmed it at HIS HOUSE! How exciting is that?!

    Okay, too much exclaiming and capattacking. Shutting up now.

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    • lucysfootball

      You need to be here. We could go to all the movies together.

      Definitely reinstate your Christmas movie tradition with your dad. My dad and I always go to a movie over the Christmas holidays. I always look forward to it.

      I liked “Inception” a lot, but I tuned Leo out. I liked everyone else a lot, though, and the plot and the writing and the cinematography.

      You never need to shut up. You go on all you want. Free rein, baby.

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  • Aleks (@yeksovic)

    “Moonrise Kingdom” is really sweet and well worth watching. I recommend it dearly!
    And I like going to the movies in general, because I like the moment it goes dark and everybody is silent and there’s so much expectancy (is that a word?) in the air and it’s like something special is going to happen. I feel like a child again. And I like that the mere fact of sitting in a movie theatre makes me concentrate more and soak up all the images and words. At home I’m so easily distracted.
    That being said, I’m lucky that we have quite a few arthouse cinemas here where the young people with their phones and giggling and puberty are not going, so you can actually enjoy the film (when I lived in Ireland, that was very very different – for the first time in my life I experienced people talking on the phone in the cinema, I was so shocked).
    And my very pacifist ex-flatmate once almost got into a fight with a middle-aged intellectual (by the look of him) after a film that was very anti-violence, so I also connect the movies with ridiculous situations and fun moments (maybe I have a twisted sense of humour).

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    • lucysfootball

      You saw it? So it IS out! Why didn’t I see a single commercial? How strange!

      You’d hate going to the movies in the States. People talk, text, have entire conversations with the people they came with – it’s insane. (However, the artsier theater near me is filled with better-behaved people. You’re right about that. It’s the big mall theaters that are the worst.)

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      • Aleks (@yeksovic)

        It is out in Germany at least, and usually we are a lot behind the US schedule. But imdb tells me that it came out in the US at the same time so it should be on right now. Why no commercials though? Did Wes Anderson piss somebody off? Are they boycotting him? Is it such a flop that nobody cares to invest an extra dollar? I guess, we’ll never know.

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        • lucysfootball

          I’ll just have to keep an eye out for when it comes out on DVD and get it from the library. That’s ok – his movies are kind of quiet and contemplative, and so beautiful, so it’s nice to watch them in my house. They’re also nice on the big screen, but in my house, if I really like something (or, in the case of The Royal Tenenbaums, if I’m crying so hard I missed some dialogue) I can go back and rewatch if I need to.

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  • blogginglily

    You left out “Won’t Back Down” which comes out in September and stars my daughter and I. Well. . . we’re both extras in it. My daughter moreso than I. Total Oscar winner in my opinion based on nothing.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1870529/

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    • lucysfootball

      Wait, is this true? This was totally filmed in Pittsburgh. You and your daughter were extras in a movie? Why didn’t I know this? Was it before I knew you? I want to hear about this!

      Tell me you met Maggie Gyllenhaal. It’ll get you back in my dad’s good graces. He lurrrrrves her.

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      • blogginglily

        didn’t even SEE Mags (we call her Mags because we were in the movie). We saw Viola Davis and Lance Reddick. I mean, I did. I was in a scene they were in. I’m not sure WHO Emma saw, because all the scenes she was in I was NOT in. She might have seen Mags OR Holly Hunter or all of them. She was in a few scenes. Yeah, it was Pre Blog, back in July, I think.

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        • lucysfootball

          Heh, Mags. I forgot to tell Dad about this tonight, damn. I’ll have to tell him next time I talk to him.

          I’ll have to watch this one just to see if I can see you both!

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          • blogginglily

            It’s a drama. About women fighting the power to get their kids a good education. . . TOTALLY not in my wheelhouse. I think there’s NO karate, explosions, boobs, or robots in the entire fucking thing, which makes it more or less useless to me. . . HOWEVER. . . I’ll buy it on DVD just to see if I can find Emma (and me).

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            • lucysfootball

              I love that “karate, explosions, boobs…robots” are the things that get you to watch a movie. Nice list. I can’t say that I’ve ever watched a movie for any of those things. Oh, wait, no, I take that back. Wall-E. I watched Wall-E for the robots.

              I’m totally going to get it when it comes out on DVD to see if I can see you guys!

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  • doesmybumlookbiginthis

    ‘Shut up, I have a thing for handsome cocky men who are also damaged.’ – Me too! I didn’t see avengers assemble in cinemas either but it’s definitely on my to-see list.

    I’m sold on Moonrise Kingdom because i love Edward Norton and it looks really interesting but i’m afraid i LOVE Leonardo Dicaprio. He is .. wow. So i’m afraid when i read that i thought our friendship might have to end BUT, i have now forgiven you.

    I love the cinema, but it IS expensive and i always make sure i bring my own snacks and watch movies i REALLY want to see :) xx

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    • lucysfootball

      I’m so glad you’ve forgiven me! Whoo! A LOT of people love Leo. A lot. I think I’m in the minority. I’d be heartbroken to lose you, though! I’d pretend to like him if it meant we could stay friends. :)

      I’m pretty excited about seeing The Avengers, eventually. Robert Downey Jr. makes me swoony. I love his intense eyes. And his voice. He’s wonderful.

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  • Cara V. (@fictionalchick)

    I was SO looking forward to Prometheus… I’m a huge Sci-Fi junky and of course I love the Alien world… but there was so much “it’s a prequel- it’s not a prequel” that it started to annoy me… come to find out- the characters were dull and unbelievable- save for maybe three but the main character: awful…. I like characters you’re NOT supposed to like but if I don’t like a character you’re SUPPOSED to like… bad writing.

    Anyway- there was a laundry list of things I didn’t like about Prometheus and I’m the most laid back movie goer. So I think I’m RIGHT!!! lol :)

    I can’t wait for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter… and you and I can go to movies anytime, Aim-do.

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    • lucysfootball

      I think you’re right, too. A ton of people have said the same thing – all of them so excited about seeing it, too. I’m glad I wasn’t excited about it. I’d be disappointed.

      Do you think “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” will be good? The previews look so blah! I didn’t read the book, though. Maybe it’s amazing. I really shouldn’t judge until I read it, I suppose.

      And YES, I would go to the movies with you any damn time. Any damn time at all.

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  • lahikmajoe

    Am I the only one who noticed that you’ve ended your post about never going to the movies with a list of movies you can’t wait to go see?

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  • Jericha Senyak (@JerichaSenyak)

    I did so much ohmigod-yes-exactly head-nodding through this post that now my neck really hurts, which is okay because I am so excited to no longer be the only person in the universe who a) thinks it is much more fun to watch movies FOR FREE, from the LIBRARY, in COMFORT, with SNACKS and ONLY PEOPLE I LIKE NEARBY; b) has seen NEITHER Avengers NOR Avatar, and c) was all stoked about epic Greek God Myth Stuff until I found out it was actually in space. (Side note: WHY aren’t there more Greek-myth-based movies? What with EVERYTHING ELSE EVER being adapted because apparently nobody writes screenplays that aren’t based on comic books, theme park rides, video games, or sequels/prequels any more, you’d imagine that all those adventures were seriously ripe for exploitation. But no, I get aliens instead of people turning into trees and spiders and stuff. DUMB.)

    That being said, I LOATHE Wes Anderson. I don’t want to; I want to heart him. But after five minutes of anything he’s ever made I want to shoot myself in the eyeballs. Because he does this thing? where he CENTERS EVERY SINGLE FUCKING SHOT IN THE MOVIE? And it makes me want to cry and then STAB A HOLE IN THE SCREEN? Also, I kind of hate how stiff and artificial all his characters are, even though I find the ideas pretty sweet.

    But don’t worry, I hate Leo too. Except for his cameo in 30 Rock. That was pretty awesome actually. I keep trying to find out if the movie ACTUALLY has a hip-hop soundtrack, but somehow NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW. Internet, you are failing me. Because if it does, that will be SO LAME because they made AWESOME music in the 20s and I WANT TO HEAR IT.

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    • lucysfootball

      Gatsby might be hip-hop? That’s a possibility? Really? I don’t know if I like that at all. AT ALL.

      How did I miss Leo on 30 Rock? I must have seen it. I don’t know that I’ve missed a single episode of 30 Rock. Huh. I guess I’ve completely forgotten him on there. Not surprising. He’s forgettable to me. Leo and his stupid constipated face of constipation.

      I’d watch Greek Myth movies, yes I would.

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      • Jericha Senyak (@JerichaSenyak)

        Um, you missed Leo because it’s actually Matt Damon. Oops. They share the stupid constipated face of constipation. Especially now that they’re all old and stuff.

        And yeah, did you watch the Kanye West Gatsby trailer? Because it was dumb. Of course people are saying it’s brilliant, but THEY ARE WRONG.

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        • lucysfootball

          Just watched the trailer. It made me excited and a little scared. It looks visually stunning. WHY THE HELL IS IT GOING TO BE IN 3-D. I got the giggles as I thought of the eyes on the roadside sign with the glasses COMING RIGHT AT YOU. But, yeah. It’s a Baz movie, for sure. WOW, the visuals. And he did pretty well putting modern music in Romeo and Juliet, so…maybe. I give it a maybe on the rap. But too much autotune and I’m going to grumble.

          I love Matt Damon! But yeah, he’s got puffy-face now, for sure.

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  • ProfMomEsq

    I love the movies. I hate how stupidly expensive they are, but I will totally go to a matinee … I mean … a meeting … during the week. I take my lunch so I feel better about it. Plus, mid-week matinee (usually) = no teenage-size people with sizzling text fingers.

    I think Hunger Games is worth seeing. I hadn’t read any of the books before I saw the movie with Nate, and I really enjoyed it. In fact, watching the movie compelled me finally to read the books. My kid delighted in the I-told-you-so department, because he’d been begging me to read the books for months. (You know how that turned out …)

    When Nate and I went to Hunger Games, we saw the trailer for the Abe Lincoln thing. We turned to each other and, at the exact same time, said “Stupid!” I actually thought it was a joke at first. Then I thought it was a lead in to the PSA theatres show now to remind people that a movie theatre is NOT the place to talk on your phone. But, no. Real movie. If by “real” you mean “tangible” and by “movie” you mean “motion and sound captured on film.”

    I CANNOT WAIT to see Brave. There are some moments when Helene’s autism makes me downright sad. I loved going to the movies with my grandparents when I was young, but a movie theatre is just not something Helene can experience without it being a terrifying situation. I think she would LOVE this movie, and I know it will take forever and a day for it to come out in a rentable form, so I am hoping and praying and crossing my fingers that one of our local theatres does an autism-friendly showing. (It’s nice – they lower the sound, limit the number of seats, keep the lights on and all the parents there COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND!)

    Lastly, because damn if I don’t always write comments on your posts that are embarrassingly long, Les Mis. I saw the play three times when it was in San Francisco. I bought the piano sheet music and taught myself to play it. I read the book. I suffered through the first disappointing movie version. I did not know this one was coming. So when you said Taylor Swift – who I CANNOT stand and think is utterly talentless both as a singer and an actress – was going to be my beloved, beautiful songbird Eponine, I almost spit on my Mac. So, thank you for telling me that it was nothing but a dirty, rotten rumor.

    Carry on.

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    • lucysfootball

      Very excited about “Brave,” too, but knowing me, I’ll probably miss it in the theaters altogether and end up watching it on DVD like I do everything else. “Django Unchained” and “Les Mis” have a better chance, only because my parents want to see them so I might see them over the holidays. I really just never, ever go. I don’t know what’s up with that. Laziness. Cheapness. A little of both, I guess.

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  • Danielle

    I haven’t seen any of these either! And most of them I want to see too. I always think about going to the movies then never do. So I get them on Netflix :)

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    • lucysfootball

      It’s total laziness on my part. I think about it…then I think, couch! Comfy! And I just don’t go. Total laziness. I do so love my couch.

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      • Danielle

        You’re right though, why pay $20/person for a movie ticket and snacks when you can rent the movie for $1 (Redbox), a few dollars (Netflix or other video store) or even free (like you at the library)??

        Sometimes it IS fun to be in the movie theater atmosphere, though :)

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  • Samantha

    God, I love Robert Downey Jr. I must admit, I went to see Avengers three times. It is fantastically witty, funny, and amazing, so I am sure you will enjoy it. And RDJ does not disappoint. I know men who have “man-crushes” on Tony Stark. :P

    I am so excited to see Brave! Like, I might go see it directly after work the day it comes out because it’ll be my birthday and PERFECT day for it to come out. Yay! :D

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    • lucysfootball

      Oh, swoon on RDJ. SWOOOOOON. I even like him in interviews. Did you ever see (well, it’s old now, like probably from about 10 years ago) the video he did for Elton John’s “I Want Love?” SO HANDSOME. I almost died. Here, I’ll put it in so you can enjoy. SAH-WOOOON.

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  • Heather

    I don’t go to movie theaters, either. I’m cheap and would rather spend my extra money on books. I don’t really watch that many movies anymore, really. Read the next line in an old lady’s voice: They just don’t make ’em like they used to. I’m annoyed with the recent remake trend. Too repetitious. However, I am looking forward to a few of the movies you mentioned. I’ll see them when they’re on DVD.

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    • lucysfootball

      I agree. I remember there being a lot more movies I was excited about when I was younger – college and grad-school aged. Now I’m choosier and things mostly look stupid, or at least look like I can wait for them to come out on DVD. It amazes me how often I used to go to the movies! I saw EVERYTHING!

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  • lynnettedobberpuhl

    I mostly only go to movies that I feel might benefit from the BIG screen experience: usually superhero flicks, and epic whatevers. I went to Prometheus and have this to say about the Alien series. The protagonists are female and They, Kick. Ass. I LOVE that about them. Thus, I am also excited about Brave coming out.

    I am very intrigued by Much Ado. Joss and Cap’n Tightpants you say? Yay!

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    • lucysfootball

      I feel the same way about some movies – I saw all of the Harry Potter movies in the theater, because I thought they needed a big screen. I’m happy with that choice.

      Oh, Much Ado’s going to be amazing. SO amazing.

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