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Ordinarily, I love going to the movies. I come from a family of movie buffs and have created a family of movie buffs. I swore I would still find the time to catch a movie when I had kids. I couldn't imagine I could go without.
When I was a uni student (for far too many years than I care to remember) and I barely had two cents to rub together, I would forfeit anything for a Tightarse Tuesday at the movies. I was often seen walking from Kensington to Darlington (seven kilometres or so) for a week at a time in my first year of uni so that I could use my weekly bus money for a night at the pictures
In the past six years, I have found myself unable to get out to the flicks. Most of my movie indulgences have occurred in the comfort of my own home. But the lure of the big screen has never left me, although after a while I stopped reading the reviews in the newspapers. It felt too much like a tease to have to wait until the movie came out on DVD.
So I had until June 30 to use my six gifted movie tickets. I put it on my 52in52 list. Just to make sure. I made it! Six movies in six months.
I didn't always get to see what I wanted to see. It seems that every time I got an opportunity to go to the movies, there was precious little on. But I have broken the drought of trips to the movies so I feel this just may be the rekindling of a beautiful relationship. As great as break-up sex.
So the Geege and I caught a couple of sessions together (Black Swan and Source Code) which was an added bonus. Nugget and I saw two together in the school holidays (Rango and Kung Fu Panda 2). The whole tribe had a trip to the Drive In to see Cars 2. And I had one date with the girls to see Water for Elephants.
I know, I know. There are three 'kids' movies in my list, all of which were fantastic. You get that when the children out-number you, four to two. Of the adult films, Black Swan was nuts, Source Code a great perve and Water for Elephants a bit meh (I am a crappy movie reviewer so I won't elaborate!)
How many movies have you seen this year? What has been your favourite? What do you recommend I see on DVD?