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2011 in Movies

The Wehrenberg 100th Anniversary logo (2006).
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The last post of the year, I promise.  Three in a day, really?  🙂

I am a bit of a movie fiend, as most people know.  So it was fun to sit down and look back on my moving viewing in 2011.  I’m a Netflix subscriber, even through their troubles.  I even upped my subscription, going to two DVDs at a time plus streaming!  I cancelled my cable (and don’t even miss it) so my streaming and DVD watching has drastically increased.  I stream a lot of TV shows – watching old episodes of Cheers and thirtysomething or finding British TV shows that I’ve never heard of, or even American shows I’ve never heard of (What About Brian? – heard of it?).

I also took advantage of the “theatre near me” and their Rush Hour Pricing – all shows between 4-6PM are $5 (or $5.50 now) and they have free popcorn on Wednesdays for Wehrenberg card holders (and of course I am!).  So I have gone to the theatre a lot on Wednesdays.

Going to the theatre hasn’t lost any of its appeal.  I remember a long time ago going to the first movie in a theatre in a long time and wondering why I didn’t do it more often!  I believe the movie was “City of Angels,” and it just is a magical experience to see a movie in the theatre.  I try to prioritize my theatre-going and keep up with what’s new and coming soon through podcasts and IMDB gazing.

In 2011 I watched more than 110 movies, probably more than 120.  30 were seen in the movie theatre and the rest from Netflix, streaming, or the library.  I watched 16 TV series either partially or in their entirety (mostly in their entirety).  During my Ferragosto vacation in August I watched 7 movies – 4 in Italian.  I find that without cable I often will turn on a streaming movie or rewatch a movie that I own while I am doing other things.  It feels more purposeful than having a random TV channel on!

Below is the movies I saw in the theatre in 2011.  I know there were some clunkers, but I always enjoy the theatre-going experience, whether it be alone, with kiddos, or with good friends and family, so I have nothing but positive feelings about all of the movies below.

Here’s to more movie magic in 2012!

The King’s Speech
Take Me Home Tonight!
Cedar Rapids
Something Borrowed
Bridesmaids
Midnight in Paris
Company
Cars 2
Bad Teacher
Larry Crowne
Horrible Bosses
The Help
The Guard
Puss in Boots
Harry Potter
Crazy, Stupid Love
Smurfs
Sarah’s Key
Our Idiot Brother
The Lion King 3D
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Footloose
50/50
The Muppets
Hugo
New Year’s Eve
The Descendents
Young Adult
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)
My Week with Marilyn

 

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