Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Movies

One of my favorite childhood memories is going to the movies.  My dad is obsessed with movies....action, thriller, comedy...he loves them all.  And he really knows his stuff, he usually knows not only the actor's name, but when they were born and if deceased when that was, and what else they have starred in.  Nobody loves to go to the movies more than Dad, and I can remember seeing lots of flicks with him  and my brother.  Mom sometimes would come too, but I think that this was a way that she could get a few hours to herself.  (And with me a Mom now, I totally understand!!!)  I can still remember seeing Indiana Jones on the big screen, as well as all of the Back to the Future movies.  I was also the coolest kid in fourth grade for a very short while, being the only kid whose Dad took them to see Dirty Dancing.  (And on a school night!)

Summer movies have kind of fallen by the wayside, due to how expensive it is to get tickets.  But in the last couple of weeks, I've been to the movies three times.  I saw Bridesmaids with my friend Tracy, and then the family went to see Cars 2.  (Being the huge fan of Cars that Will has been since he was a year old, we HAD to see that one in theaters)  And last night, I got to see "Horrible Bosses" with my friend Alana.  It was wickedly funny, as was "Bridesmaids."  Both are full of inappropriate humor, but hey, it was hilarious.  I've already saved both movies in my Netflix queue so Hubby can laugh at them as well.

Next month:  "The Help" with Mom and Kim.  And I have to say....I'm really looking forward to the new "Phineas and Ferb" movie on TV with the kids in August as well.

What movies are you seeing this summer?


asplashofsunshine said...

FUN! Cheap-o former movie theater hubby refuses to pay for movies. Luckily the city we live in has a fundraiser for charity, and they sell a set of tickets every tues/wed from June to August, at 10am for $5. The $5 is not per movie, but it covers the entire summer. Not bad, huh?!?!? The movies are from last year, but so far we've seen Megamind, Cats and Dogs 2, Despicable Me, and there are plenty more waiting for us when we return home.

Crafty Mama said...

I do miss all the free movies that I saw the summer I worked at the theater! Tickets were super-expensive, so I don't go unless there's something I really want to see. If there was a charity thing like you guys have, I would totally be on board. :)