It's more than a movie!
|My Regal Crown Club card and a free movie ticket I've haven't used yet|
That's right, I'm a a Regal Crown Club member... it's a handy item to have in your wallet
when you go to the movies as much as I do. With each movie ticket purchased or the arm
and leg I spend at concessions I earn points. Those points earn me different perks
ranging from a free movie ticket to free concession offers. And 9 times out of 10 I will pass
on getting refreshments, including my absolute favorite...An ice cold ICEE!
If I don't earn something free for the concession.
It's out of principle that I refuse to breakdown and
pay $5-$6 for that thirst quencher, popcorn and/ or candy. So as I pay and receive my ticket for admission, I eagerly await for the reward ticket(s) that bring an even bigger smile to my movie going experience when it reads Free popcorn/ drink! "YES!" And of course the Tiger Woods double fist pump when it's a **Free Movie Ticket**.
|Ticket stubs saved well over 10 years|
The blog is appropriately titled... It's more than a movie! Because it's one of my biggest hobbies and if it's a movie in that 'Must See' category I make it my mission to see it opening day/ night. I want to be one of the first to see it and know how the movie fared before I hear others talking about it. Why? Because most people will tell it! I personally, if I've seen a movie, good or bad. Only comments you'll get out of me is..."It's a must see, it's alright, you'll have to be your own judge..." I don't disclose anything about it that I feel might give it away. The suspense, the unveiling of the story, etc.
TYPES OF MOVIES:
I love the guy movies (sci-fi/ action/ super heros, comedy, horror, mystery, drama, based on true stories and I will go to the those other types of movies if I'm accompanying that lovely lady in my life. And for the record if I'm accompanying that lovely lady in my life to a movie I wouldn't go see otherwise. I do make myself totally available to enjoying it.. I just don't have an interest in it for myself. If you get what I mean.
Movies I've enjoyed recently.... The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers, Captain America, you get where this is going... LOL! I haven't been on any date movies of lately so I'll have to think on what I've enjoyed on a date movie... Wow! Haven't been on a date movie in a minute.. so the closest thing I come to a date movie => she'll want to do see.. was sneaking into a theater (Hey! I did pay), a super early matinee during working hours to see, SHH! Don't tell anybody this!.. the movie 'For Colored Girls'... although I hate seeing movies to some degree that make me feel like there aren't any or question myself... 'Am I a good black man?' Because these women have suffered through some tragic things involving the black man. Nonetheless, I allowed myself to feel and enjoyed it. Yes, in a sadden way I enjoyed it! Yeah, I said it! I did all of that so that I could talk about the movie with that lovely lady I would have gone to see it with. ~Shaking my head~... And I'll do it again if it means spending time with that someone special.
In closing, let me get back on my 'I'm a man' trip down my movie going experience... still to date. The movie 300 is super high on my all time favorites. Avatar was off the chain and when I thought it couldn't get any better then that.. they continue to surprise me with how they've done the recent hits I've gone to see. To name a few... Batman, Iron Man, X-men, oh yeah... 'Inception!' how can I forget! Incredible movie!
I'll go see just about any movie with Denzel Washington... latest (Book of Eli, The Taking of Pelham 123, Unstoppable, etc.) Oh and the movie 'No Country for Old Men'.. wow! On the comedy end of things.. I enjoyed Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock in Death at a Funeral an oldie but goody 'Life' Martin Lawrence and Eddie Murphy. And I'm forever looking for that true horror movie and I have to admit I was pleasantly happy with the way 'Insidious' made me feel as I watched it. Yeah, it left me with that queasy feeling of looking over my shoulders, Oh oh, I'm walking into a dark room, or did I just hear something in the other room and I'm the only one home.. LMBO! And I saw it without my absolute favorite movie partner :-( I had to text her immediately to let her know, I found one for us to enjoy together.
And on that note, I close out by simply saying....Thanks for taking this 'Off track...' walk down 'It's more than a movie!' lane with me.
**IMMORTALS** November 11, 2011 can't get here fast enough!
http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=79034 <= I'm on the lookout for the next 'Must See Opening Day/Night' Movie!