The local theaters near me have $5 Tuesday. Tickets to all shows/all times is $5.00. And one of the theaters also has $2.50 medium popcorn.
In September of 2016, I started going to the movies every Tuesday night. It's the only time in my life where I can do something uninterrupted.
Today I created a list of all the movies I've seen since Sept 2016. There are 66 movies on my list. That means I've eaten 66 bags of popcorn since Sept 2016, though I usually split the bag with the friend who goes to the movies with me.
Here's what I saw most recently:
The Greatest Showman. I took my kids, DS12 and DS15 last night. In the car on the way home all three of us said, "We need to see that again!" We all loved it. I think it helped my sons to see a few bunches of college students there. The students adored the movie and as soon as the credits started rolling, they all started talking loudly to each other about how much they loved it. They raved and raved and when a group of girls left the theater, they danced their way across the floor. They were cute.
It was such a pretty movie. The scenery was a treat. I liked how the music was modern, though the story takes place in the mid-1800s: The movie tells us how opera singer Jenny Lind traveled with Barnum for a bit. In real life she sang opera, obviously. For the movie, though, they had her singing a modern day song. Now, back in the 1800s, the people of that day would have heard her sing the opera and they'd have gotten goosebumps at it and would have loved it. I liked it that they didn't use opera in the movie. If she had burst into opera, the actual living audience in the theater wouldn't have really understood it. They wouldn't have had the emotional impact of hearing her sing and loving it. But since it was a modern day song in a style we're familiar with and most of us generally enjoy, we got to experience the same emotional impact of hearing her sing as the audiences in the 1800s would have felt. So, I like how in the movie they had all the dancing and singing be something that our modern day ears would appreciate. When the Jenny Lind character started singing, it brought tears to my eyes. If it had been opera, it wouldn't have. I enjoyed experiencing the emotional impact of using music that I could relate to.
Of course, if you look online, you can see where the movie took a lot of liberties from the true facts of Barnum's life. At the end of the credits where movies all have the line about "any resemblance to someone living or dead is purely coincidental..." they still had that line in there. It was changed up to read something like this: "While this is based on the lives of actual people, liberties have been taken...any resemblance to someone living..."
Downsizing. This was rated R because there was one particular exchange with the f-word used a number of time for humor and there is full frontal male nudity when the people are going through the medical procedure to be downsized. I don't think there was really anything else that made it more than PG13 except for those parts. Maybe a few more F-bombs throughout, but not like a movie with Samuel L Jackson in it or something. There were no s*x scenes.
I liked this movie. But then again, I like most movies (see above about the 66 movies I've seen recently...). The premise was interesting. It's not like you see movies every day about people being shrunken down, other than a kid's cartoon perhaps. I wasn't quite sure which way the very ending would go, so it was fun to let it unfold.
Star Wars: I love all things Star Wars, so I loved this one. I even loved Eps 1, 2, and 3, and everyone knows how bad they are. (Though I hated Jar Jar.) I can't really talk rationally about Star Wars. I just love everything about it, so I was happy with this one. I saw it twice, actually. Once at my $5 theater and once at a historic theater an hour away, just for the fun of seeing it in a 740-seat theater.
Edited by Garga, 03 January 2018 - 09:46 PM.