Monday, May 19, 2008

A Theater Near You

Being a couple with no kids, Dillon and I like to watch movies. As most people, we would limit the movies we saw in theaters to only the ones we really wanted to see. This all changed mid 2006 when we discovered that the theater a block from our house let us in free. The rule was wheelchair patrons and one guest are free. This was awesome and we always stocked up on a lot of concessions. A while later they changed their policy to only wheelchair patrons are free, but my ticket is a whapping $5.50. So let's just say that we have seen a lot of movies that we might not even watch on TV if they were on. We also enjoy renting movies. Most of those we watch with Nolan and Heather. Now I am going to attempt to make a list of them.

Church Ball
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Mission: Impossible III
Over the Hedge
X-Men: The Last Stand
Nacho Libre
Superman Returns
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Monster House
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
The Wicker Man
Open Season
The Prestige
Flushed Away
Happy Feet
Casino Royale
The Pursuit of Happyness
Night at the Museum
Rocky Balboa
Pan's Labyrinth
watched on video:
The Pink Panther
V for Vendetta
She's the Man
The Da Vinci Code
Little Miss Sunshine
Jackass: Number Two
Stranger Than Fiction
Children of Men

Epic Movie
Ghost Rider
Bridge to Terabithia
Wild Hogs
The Last Mimzy
Blades of Glory
Meet the Robinsons
Spider-Man 3
Shrek the Third (just me - Dillon didn't see this one)
Ocean's Thirteen
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Evan Almighty
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
The Simpsons Movie
Hot Rod
Rush Hour 3
The Nanny Diaries
Balls of Fury
The Game Plan
The Kingdom
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Lars and the Real Girl
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas (3D)
Dan in Real Life
Martian Child
Fred Claus
The Golden Compass
I Am Legend
Charlie Wilson's War
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
watched on video:
Knocked Up
3:10 to Yuma
American Gangster

Cloverfield (only made it halfway through)
27 Dresses
Fool's Gold
Be Kind, Rewind
The Other Boleyn Girl
10,000 B.C.
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
Nim's Island
The Forbidden Kingdom
Baby Mama
Iron Man
Speed Racer
What Happens in Vegas
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Scull
and counting...

Ask me about any of these. I remember most of them pretty well - at least whether I liked it or not. Dillon, let me know if I am forgetting any.


Anonymous said...

I've got two words for you....

Try Netflix.

As an avid movie watcher myself, I save SO MUCH money on rental fees, even over Redbox, that Netflix is my fav.

Cerra Hawkins said...

Do they mail popcorn, layered, with extra butter and Mr Pib? If so, where do I sign?

Anonymous said...

But, can you go to the movie theater in your JAMMIES? That's one benefit of home viewing. That and the fact that Clyde's snores don't disturb the other viewers. :)


Cerra Hawkins said...

I do go in my jammies...

mamahawk said...

Hey Cerra... how about you rate the movies for us? You could rate them 1 to 5 with 1 being the very worst and 5 being the very best. Good idea, eh?

Cerra Hawkins said...

I was thinking about stars... But just the number would be easier. I will work on it and let you know.

Sasha said...

Holy ravioli. I thought I watched a lot of movies. My list doesn't even compare. I would be curious to see which ones you liked and didn't. I recently watched Dan in real life and I really liked that one. By the way, I love that movie theatre. The policy of letting folks in chairs in for free rocks. I hope you have sent them a thank you card! I'm glad to see that my movie card gift was appropriate for the two of you. I had no idea just how appropriate it was until now though. Love you guys.