I’ve been on a movie viewing tear lately. I love everything about going to the movies. I don’t care who I go with. I almost prefer going by myself, a much loved practice that began back in the days of needy babies and toddlers whose dad tended, during football season, to park himself on a soft surface for timespans that boggled the mind. It was a wise move to remove myself from that scenario, and the kids were no worse for the wear after being abandoned intermittently for perfectly acceptable spans of time.
Movie going in this new and improved life of mine is hit or miss. I am lucky enough to be on the invite list for a local promo company and receive regular invitations to free screenings of pre-releases. I have a small crew of friends who like to join me for these, and they know that I am ruthless with the axe if they no-show on me. I would be pained to lose my place of prominence with the promo peeps! This past year I freebeed to:
Allied (forgot I saw it and started it on demand just the other night. Watched Battle of the Sexes Instead, which was good but slow to the point of almost boring)
Before I Fall, (creepy unsettling lesson about how to not be a dick to your friends)
Everything Everything (meh, girl in the plastic bubble)
Home Again (liked!)
Wonder, (Julia Roberts, barf)
Bad Moms Christmas (the first one was funny/awful. this one was just awful)
I think that's it. No real stand outs, even though I have notoriously low standards for being entertained, but I liked Home Again.
The kids and I sometimes look for something that all 3 of us will enjoy, but that’s a rare and elusive outcome. We are considering Jumanji though, because the trailer cracks me right up. Oooh don't you love trailers? I'm going to link all of them. My girl is always down for a movie, and gets mad when I go without her. So don’t tell her that I saw all of these, okay?
Gorgeous, beautiful, simple, complex, lovely, lovely, lovely.
Oh my God. You should see Clara making fun of the way I cried through this one. I was/am wrecked.
So good – fast and smart and interesting.
Holy shitballs, this movie. Just go see it. Inspired a viewing of Fargo the following night. #TeamFrances
Last night the kids were with their dad. I met a friend for drinks after work then when I got home I decided to check the $10 offerings at the fancy theater right down the block. There was one seat left for the 7:30 showing of The Post, so I nabbed it and ran down there. I got nice and cozy in the leather recliner, sipped the beer I'd slipped into my purse, and promptly fell asleep. I'm pretty sure I snuggled up on the stranger next to me, and positive that I snored. Sigh. So that's still on my 'to see' list.