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!|
|Midnight in Paris|
|Puss in Boots|
|Crazy, Stupid Love|
|Our Idiot Brother|
|The Lion King 3D|
|Snow Flower and the Secret Fan|
|New Year’s Eve|
|The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (David Fincher)|
|My Week with Marilyn|