I have never been to the movie theater so much in my entire life as I have since I moved to Alabama. I’m not sure if it’s just that I have a lot of friends who are fond of moviegoing (I do), or if it’s that we don’t really have that much else to do around here (we don’t). While some of the movies I have seen this year turned out to be pretty great, I think over all it seems I have wasted a ton of money at my local multiplex. One new year’s resolution: do that less.
Without further ado, here’s the list of what I saw, loved, hated, missed, and still want to see. Please add your own thoughts in the comments: what movies did you love or hate this year? Best money spent on a ticket? Biggest waste? Which will you be adding to your DVD collection? I must know.
Movies I Saw and Loved, to the Point where I Would Like to Own them on DVD as Soon as Possible:
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Movies I Saw and Liked or Felt Pleasantly Neutral About but Will Likely not be Seeing Again or Purchasing on DVD:
Where the Wild Things Are
Movies I saw in the Theater Foolishly, as I Should Have Waited for DVD:
The Time Traveler’s Wife
Movies I Wanted to See in the Theater but Did Not, For Various Reasons:
(500) Days of Summer
Julie & Julia
Movies I (Thank Dog) Narrowly Avoided Having to See in the Theater, or, to My Great Relief, at All:
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Terrible Movies I Saw on DVD and (Thank Dog) Did not Spend Significant Money On, because I Don’t Even Know What I Was Thinking Here; Apparently I Hate Myself:
The Ugly Truth
Angels & Demons
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
New in Town
Somewhat Bad Movies I Saw on DVD that Turned out to Be Pretty Okay:
I Love You Man
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Movies I Would Still Like to See:
Up in the Air
Your turn: GO!