Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Five -Movies

 RevGalBlogPals has a relatively easy assignment - Movies

1. At home or at a theater?
I don't get out to the theater much, but I do love the whole going to the movies experience.  I love the previews (although not this new nasty practice of showing commercials.  Really I pay $10 and still have to watch commercials?), I love the large screen, the sound, the other people.  A movie in the theater is always better than it really is. 
But there is much to be said to snuggling under the covers on a snowy Saturday to watch an old movie at home.

2. With whom? 

I always enjoyed taking my kids to the movies.  But I don't mind going to see a movie alone.  I think going to see a movie is a bad first date.  First date you should go to dinner together so you can talk and get to know each other better.  Also nowadays all the movies have sex scenes and I find it excruciatingly awkward to watch an explicit sex scene on a first date.  Can't help thinking "sure hope he doesn't think I'll be doing that for him later..."

3. Movie you look forward to seeing?
I always think I want to see more movies than I actually get out to see.  Wanted to take the kids to see War Horse on Christmas, but all the dinky theaters around here were showing was Alvin and the Chipmunks.  And I'm torn because the idea of using horses in battle makes me so upset.

4. Movie you like to see repeatedly?

There are seasonal movies that must be seen a certain time of the year.  Must watch the Charleton Heston "Ten Commandments" during Holy Week. (I keep threatening to play a drinking game - chug every time someone moans "Moses Moses")  Must watch "Elf" around Christmas.  It used to be "It's a Wonderful Life" but I kind of got my fill of that for a while. 

5. Food with a movie? 
Popcorn with butter and salt.  Junior mints that I try to buy somewhere else for 1/4 the price.  The mints are good to offset the salty popcorn then I don't have to drink as much and then I don't have to get up and go to the bathroom as many times during the movie. 


  1. So glad you posted--first of the day!! I always like to see previews, too, but dislike the many commercials that pop up now. I'm not sure about "War Horse: and think I'll wait until it's on dvd. But I don't see many movies out of our home, anyway.

  2. I'm right there with you on the Jr Mint and popcorn combo!!

  3. In general the big screen alone helps make in-theater a better experience, and I am so with you on movies not being great for a date, at least not early on...

  4. I can't eat while on a date, so I used to try to avoid that scene too. Are long walks a thing of the past?

    I discovered that if I go to a suspenseful movie I shake the entire time someone is in imminent danger. Trying to control it makes it worse. Ugh. I'll just stay home...I'm supposed to be studying anyway.

    I'm with you on that sweet and salty thing.