Category Archives: At The Movies

At The Movies TVs

(I know it's been less than a month, but we should probably try to nudge this back towards its normal programming slot.)

Since we're living in the Golden Age Of Television™, it's probably worthwhile to discuss TV's Oscar awards (better known as the Emmys). What's been your favorite TV shows of late? Any deserve special recognition? Admittedly, I don't watch enough TV to properly say who actually deserve a nomination. I can only say that if Zach Woods doesn't get something, I'll consider the Emmys an exercise in futility.

Whatever Movie Day

Haven't done one of these for awhile...

This recent conversation got me thinking about the current state of movie theaters. Definitely a lot of options out there, but each one seems to have its proponents and detractors. For example, the idea of picking out your own reserved seat on a seat map seems really weird to me (love the idea for baseball games though). I really don't get out to the movies much, mainly because I don't feel the need to see things right after they come out, nor do I like the idea shelling out $40-50 to go see a movie.

My favorite theater? The $2 one by our old house (and still not too far away). It's got those reclining seats, cheap popcorn, and I don't care if I inevitably pass out at whatever boring kids movie I'm at (looking at you Good Dinosaur).

What's everyone else's favorite viewing experience?

Third Tuesday Movie Day

Well, I was close. It's actually a heartbreaker, as I was off yesterday and had ample time to BS about film. I can't say I saw much, though; I finally saw the final Harry Potter movie yesterday, about four years after seeing the one prior. My wife ended up watching it with her parents, thinking I had seen it for some reason, so I never got around to it.

Sitting alone in my living room on a day off with the lights out, shades drawn and a movie on my new and altogether-too-high-end TV and home audio was pretty spectacular, I've gotta say. I need to work a little more of that into my life. I should probably just quit my job to catch up on cinema.