Saturday, February 13, 2010

Movies, Movies, Movies

When I was a kid, my parents took my sister and me to the movies every Friday for a double feature. Besides previews, there was always a cartoon and the newsreels. This was long before TV news. The first movie would be an A feature with big name stars. The second was always a B movie, often a gangster movie. My folks spent the money and we stayed through everything, no matter how bad the second movie might be.

Hubby and I try to go to the movies once a week. We don't always make it, but this week we did and we saw To Paris With Love with John Travolta. It got very poor reviews, but I've learned that the critics don't often enjoy the same movies I do.

Yes, this was movie was over the top, lots of shooting, wild car chases and bad words, implied sex, no nudity. But, wow, was it exciting and actually fun. John Travolta played a great part. I doubt he did all the stunts, but who cares.

Hubby sometimes falls asleep during a movie, I guarantee it didn't happen in this one. Son and daughter-in-law saw it with us and son sat on the edge of his seat through most of it.

Oh, I still read the movie reviews but I make up my own mind about whether or not I'll like the movie. Frankly, I'd rather be entertained than see something that's trying to shove some message down my throat like so many of the movies that seem to come out of Hollywood these days.

Don't get me wrong, I love a good "feel-good" movie too, like Blind Side, that one was terrific.

My taste in movies isn't the same as most of the critics'--but that's okay with me.

What kind of movies do you like best?

Marilyn

3 comments:

Tricia said...

I like Musicals and Cartoons. If that means my taste is so low as to be nonexistant, well, okay.

Monti said...

Interesting blog about the movies. I used to love to go to them, but now our small town has no theater. That means at least a 45-minute drive (each way) to see a movie, and it just isn't worth it. I'd rather watch TV--my baseball games every night in the season, and I'm a huge fan of "Friday Night Lights." Just saw the last episode of the season on the Direct TV 101 channel.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Monti, darn, I love Friday Night Lights but don't have Direct TV. Our theater is 30 minutes away but we always combine going with errands, shopping and lunch or dinner out.