From Lauralou: What are my favorite movies?
I don’t watch movies very much, which is kind of a drag. I might see 4-5 movies in the theater a year. That actually might be mildly exaggerated. I enjoy movies in the theater most, so watching them at home – while cheaper, and more flexible – just doesn’t hold a lot of appeal to me. But now that E is older, it is fun to watch old favorites with her.
Shakespeare in Love was one of my favorites, and M loved it too. We recently re-watched it with E, and she loved it as well. (Although this week’s headlines about H. Weinstein make my stomach turn.) The first movie I saw in the theater was Annie, and I still love it. E.T. freaked me out and gave me nightmares for years – it was probably the second or third movie I saw.
I like movies about food! Chocolat was a favorite, I also loved Waitress (I was a big Keri Russell fan). Julie and Julia and Big Night, also favorites in that category. Sideways – ah! Loved that movie so much.
Favorite series would have to be the Harry Potter films, but I also love the Godfather movies. I really dislike horror films, but I love to watch Jaws and laugh at how hokey it is, but still terrifying. My best friend in high school loved dragging me to scary movies; the only movie I’ve walked out of is Candyman. My favorite animated film is Inside Out. Nostalgic favorites – You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle. The Pianist haunted me for months, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind lingered as well.
I’ve probably forgotten plenty, but that gives a glimpse into where my interests lie. I’m making an effort to read more (something I prefer over movies), but I have a feeling we’ll be regular matinee goers as we become empty nesters. I do love a bag of afternoon popcorn and a quiet theater.