I am not a patient person, but that’s not the main reason I’m more than willing to plunk down a big chunk of change at the box office window.
Not only do I not want to wait for the videos to come out, but I just love the whole experience of attending a large, dark auditorium with a huge screen in front of me and an enormous tub of over-priced popcorn sitting on my lap.
And the previews! I love the previews! Give me a good glimpse of Coming Attractions, and I’ll tell you on the spot if it’s thumbs up or thumbs down on my “must see” list.
Both this year and last, I saw six of the nine films nominated for the Academy’s Award “Best Picture.” Oddly enough, I did not agree with their selection this year, like I often do. My theory on missing the mark in 2013 is because my two favorite movies probably split the majority of the votes and Argo, one of the dark horses in the race, slipped past them to claim the prize.
That’s not sour grapes, by any means, but it does point out one of the flaws in having so many nominees—the votes are spread too far and wide!
Over the past few months I’ve seen over a dozen movies. Some of them, like the one starring Johnny Depp and that other guy in the black mask, I saw on opening day.
I have another 6 or 8 films still on my radar, but there’s one I definitely will not be seeing. Ben Stiller starring in the remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”? There’s a kind of sacrilege there I don’t think I will willingly participate in.
Some movies are perfect just way they were originally made, and in my humble opinion, need to be left the hell alone.