When I was younger, I would see a couple of movies a week, at LEAST. I had a friend that worked at the movie theatre and I was pregnant, so I had lots of hours to kill in the daytime. And even pregnant, there was only SO MUCH TIME I was going to spend sleep or stuck in the house, I figured a moving picture was a good compromise of getting out, but not doing too much. I had been given the sentence of "bed rest" early in my pregnancy, so it was more like jail time as opposed to real rest and/or relaxation.
When I married, I worked at Tower Records where I could be around my two loves: Music and Movies --and it's also where I was introduced to porn. Weird. Go figure. Anyhooters, from there I rented a movie or two a night and moved on to building a MASSIVE movie collection (Damn you DVDs for being all streamlined and SMALL and making my 350+ VHS tapes a big gigantic pain in my ass because where the eff am I supposed to STORE that many freaking tapes and now The Man wants to COPY them all to DVD and I told him he must be out of his damn mind if he thinks that I've got the kind of free time to make something like this happen...and so now I'm buying a bajillion DVDs and just hope he hasn't noticed that I've just started replacing my Disney videos with Disney DVDs)
And I don't see as many movies as I'd like any more, I've got stuff like LIFE getting in the way and I have a list of movies that I want to see that is a mile long, BUT...but I am going to go the the SUPERBOWL of movies. I'm going to the Best Picture Showcase!
I am going to the movies next month to see ALL FIVE Oscar nominated movies. I'm going to put on my comfy pajama pants (I know. But I'm going to be at the movies for at least TWELVE HOURS and that's a long time to be wearing skinny jeans while eating my weight in popcorn and drinking a ocean's worth of water/pop) and bring my own milk duds, and maybe hot cheetos. I just love hot cheetos. And watch Milk, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire, The Reader , and Frost/Nixon, with breaks thrown in for the potty and food.
I’m excited. The first time I did it, I was a concerned that it would be too much. I hadn’t seen more than two movies in a row since my movie-hopping days. (Hey, movies are EXPENSIVE..and I figured since I’m already HERE…) But it was a lot of fun. Even the ones I didn’t LOVE were so good I could see why they were nominated. And I could even have an informed opinion on which movie I thought was better and why, you know.. just in case somebody from the Academy gets sick/dies/doesn’t vote and at the last minute they need a pinch hitter to come in and break a tie for the Best Picture and not just anybody, but somebody who KNOWS Oscar movies. Somebody who has seen every movie and has analyzed every nuance of each film…
…Or, maybe I’m just somebody who wants to kill a whole entire day watchin’ movies & eating bon bons in her pj’s with her girl friends, with a pillow so her ass doesn’t get too sore and a box of tissue. I hear that Slumdog Millionaire is a tearjerker.