Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pick & Choose

Currently Watching
No Country for Old Men
By Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson, Kelly Macdonald
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I want to say that this movie was really good. A well-rounded cast (Javier Bardem stole the show with his chilling performance) along with sharp direction and great production values put this on top of my list for 2007. Now I have to rent "Fargo", "O' Brother, Where Art Thou?" and some other Coen Brothers' films.

Lately, I've realized how far I've come in choosing what movies to watch in the theaters and which ones to save for home viewing. Whenever a TV spot came on that had my acting idol or some cool action scenes explode on the small screen, I used to jump on it and make plans to go see it with a friend or two. It was as simple as that.

Nowadays, I feel the need to research a bit before heading out to the silver screen (come on, matinee / student discounts point to $9.50??). If I hear really good things about the film (specifically about story and acting) or if it's something fun to watch with lots of friends (i.e. "300", "Transformers"), then you can bet on me saving a seat for you before the lights dim. Otherwise, it's a good chance that seat will be in my living room in front of an HDTV - with lots of free snacks.

Don't get me wrong - I still love the movie cinema and that will always be one of my favorite hobbies. Just a little change in location & venue can do wonders for enjoying the experience. =)

Everything in its right time and place.

1 comment:

Grrrrrrebecca said...

Haha kinda late posting this up ehh? :]

What's fargo about? I've heard about it, could I see it too? X]

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