Happy second-to-last day of 2014!
One thing you should definitely know about me is that I’m a total movieaholic. I’d say cinephile, but that has a connotation of watching fine films. That’s not the case with me. I’ll seriously watch anything (and suffer through the entire movie, no matter how bad it is). I just love watching movies.
My average weekend in Dallas includes anywhere between two and five movies (never just one). Theaters, renting, Netflix, makes no difference to me. I just love to watch movies.
Every winter, my family and I have a tradition of watching a completely insane amount of movies while out in Colorado. Like one or two movies a day for two weeks straight. Evidently the movieaholic trait is a genetic one. I can’t believe I’m heading back to Dallas this Saturday… and there’s still so many movies I haven’t yet seen!
So far this winter, I’ve seen The Interview, Into the Woods (watched it last night – it’s great, a must-see!), The Theory of Everything, Fury, Interstellar, Gone Girl, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, Exodus: Gods and Kings… and I think that’s it. Far too few in my book. The Interview was much funnier than I expected it to be, Into the Woods was – again – great (even though I’m not a huge fan of Sondheim), The Theory of Everything depressed me and Fury disappointed me. Interstellar – if you haven’t yet seen it – was totally freaking awesome and confusing and I’m still kind of wondering what the hell happened. Gone Girl was a total mindf*ck (and, I was glad to see, a very accurate depiction of the events in the book) while Mockingjay was exactly as expected (aka entertaining) and Exodus… kind of sucked (also as expected).
So what is still on my must-watch list? Well, for starters: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Big Eyes, The Imitation Game, Wild, A Most Violent Year, and Unbroken. And that’s just the short list (the long list expands to include Foxcatcher, Cake, Still Alice, Mr. Turner, and Whiplash)! I am determined to work my way through at least half of those before returning to Dallas.
Sooooo basically, if you’re looking for me, I’ll be in the theater.
What movies are you most excited about this holiday season?