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Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Five- Movies

Jan posted this nice and early Friday Five about Movies:
Whenever daughter MJ comes home on breaks from college, I get to go to movies, which has me thinking about motion pictures. Plus, it is fun to watch rented dvd's at home, which my husband prefers.

Share your preferences, opinions, and recommendations about movies!
Choose 5 types of movies to discuss:
I love movies, but rarely see them. It seems like our life is so busy, or should I say disorganized, that we most often watch TV. We probably go to more plays, or the ballet than the movies. I'd like to change this so I intend to buy the discount tickets that my union offers as an incentive.
  • drama- I guess my second favorite- I loved up in the Air.
  • comedy- Ok, I like Comedies, Romantic Comedies, but why don't they make girl and girl?
  • foreign- sometimes
  • children's- When I was a kid, my mother would take me and this is a nice memory.
  • Lesbian Gay theme- Once a year in June we have the New Festival a Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in New York and I buy a membership because I finally can see films that mirror my life! I love it.
Bonus: Tell about the first movie you ever saw and/or the last one!


angela said...

I'd like more diversity in orientation with movies too--especially comedies. Really it helps everyone see the real side of people, or so we think. I loved French Twist and I can't remember if it was in French or English, but it was funny and there were real people in it, not just hollywood clones.

Muthah+ said...

There was a wonderful one with Ellen in it some years ago about 3 couples at 3 different eras and the things they had to face about being together. I can't remember the name but the part with Ellen D. was hilarious.

Jan said...

I'm sorry you miss out on romances as you experience them. I had not thought of that (in my unawareness), as my daughter and her partner enjoy hetero-romantic comedy movies. I remember only getting to see Walt Disney and Jerry Lewis movies when I was growing up.

Mavis said...

That going to movies with Mum comment brought back good memories for me of going with my Aunt - Wizard of Oz and Thomasina (the first movie I cried in!) And the report back I got the first time my littlest one went to a movie with a caregiver. She told the caregiver that her knee was alright to sit on but Mum's is warmer :-)