I missed a whole era of movies while I was married (before being with DDSO). For a variety of reasons, the only movies I saw during my life with young children were ones that I could share with them. (“There was a lost decade, so I don’t really know,” Bill Nighy’s character, Quentin, in Pirate Radio.)
I am rediscovering the pleasure of movies. They are a reader’s cheating version of getting immersed in someone else’s story. Sit in a darkened theater and engulf the story in under 2, 2 1/2 hours instead of taking 24+ hours to read it. Having missed so many movies in the 90’s not only do I not want to miss any current movies, but I also have so many to catch up on!
I thought I had done really well seeing 24 movies last year, but when I looked at a list of all the movies that had been released in 2014, I was aghast at how many I had not seen!
Now, I am a movie glutton.
We got out of work early on Friday for the long weekend and I immediately headed to a 5:00 movie (In the Name of My Daughter).
Actually, let me restate that….I am thinking of switching my art museum memberships to a membership at IFC. I know, why not do them all? But I am trying to be realistic about which establishments I will actually visit (rather than just support as a distant admirer).
I was so pleased when I was reading The NY Times this morning, and realized that I had seen half of the movies advertised for the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas! Prior to that, I would have been pleased to just recognize the movie titles and know if I wanted to see them or not.
Of the advertised movies, I’ve seen the In the Name of My Daughter, Iris, and Wild Tales.
And recognizing a movie that I want to see:
I purposefully haven’t given my opinions on the movies as I already track them on my Resolutions page and I don’t like to be (too) repetitive. That’s also not the point of this post. Just getting to the movies and experiencing them in a theater is so enjoyable. I’m glad I’ve rediscovered and am allowing myself this pleasure.