Say what you want about ‘The Grudge‘ (2004)– we thought it was overrated, not very scary, and generally pretty slow-moving and repetitive– but for all of the things we didn’t like about it (2 out of 5), we’ll still remember it as the 60th movie date we went on in 2010.
That’s 16 visits to the theater, including one that charged $5 for a single Vitamin Water and one in an old church. That’s also 43 nights at home (yes, we watched two movies on one night) in front of the home theater or the smaller TV or the laptop. That’s 19 dramas, 17 comedies, 15 action movies, 3 horror flicks, 3 docs, 2 family movies and 1 suspense movie.
We started off in January with a plan to stop making excuses and start making more time to watch movies- and we ended up making it to our goal on October 31st, on the 304th day of the year, with two months to spare. Unfortunately, this website didn’t happen as quickly- it launched just one month before we made it to our goal- about seven months later than we hoped.
Even though we made it to 60 movies earlier than expected, we’re definitely not done yet- we’re going to finish off this year at the same pace- a movie every 5 days or so. At that rate, we should be able to hit 72 movie dates for the whole year.
The site isn’t going anywhere either– we’re still going to be reviewing movies and talking about trailers, Blu-ray releases, and classics. And in just two more months, we’ll have to rest the counter, pick a new number, and start all over again. We may even add a twist to the mix- like only watching movies from a “wanted to but always missed” list, or only watching movies people recommend to us.
In the meantime- thanks for stopping by, and here’s what we’ll be watching on our next date and beyond:
|Due Date (2010)
Opening Friday, this comedy/drama brings together Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis for a road trip movie about a father (Downey Jr.) trying to make it back home in time for the birth of his child. It looks funny, but the reviews are mixed so far.
A Eurpoean film festival favorite, this offbeat comedy is playing for one night only at our local independent theater, River City Cinema. We don’t know much, except it’s getting great reviews and it’s made by some Brits.
|Winter’s Bone (2010)
Another festival favorite- this time in the U.S.- this movie came recommended to us by our friend Tim. It’s a dark comedy/film noir set in the Ozarks- a combo that could either be long and boring or uniquely great.