Choosing a Movie

It’s very hard to find a movie I’d like to see that is showing in our area. The regular film selection at out local movie theater is crapola with a serving of total rubbish. I keep checking the listings from one month to another but there is nothing I would be able to sit through even if somebody paid me to do it.

This week, however, I am determined to go. The scheduled movie outing is tomorrow night. And here is an image of the local listings:

Sad, eh? I made my choice, though, and tomorrow I’m going to see one of these movies. Do tell me which one you would have chosen and why. There is still time for me to change my mind!

I will post a review of whatever it is I end up watching, of course.

11 thoughts on “Choosing a Movie”

  1. I was going to say Conan, but then I realised that this is not the good old classic with Schwarzenegger…

    I would go for Colombiana. Nothing is better than some assassin action 😉

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  2. I’m going to see Smurfs this week-I know it’s a children’s film but the trailer did look pretty good…

    I think Bad Teacher is rather misogynistic, from what I’ve heard, so I wouldn’t see that one.

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  3. Planet of the Apes!! Really interesting, exciting, and thought provoking regarding interspecies relations/ human infallibility/ human superiority.

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  4. Saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes a while ago, and it was surprisingly good. Saw The Debt last night, and while quite a downer, was a very good film.

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  5. The last time I saw a film in a theater was when one of my grandkids insisted that I take him to one of the first Harry Potter movies. It was garbage. I love film, but I buy dvds and watch them at home. I have never seen “Pantaleón y las visitadoras” advertised in my local paper, nor “Cartas del parque”, nor “Guantanamera”, nor “Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios”, nor “Gabriela”, nor “Il Postino”. I waited a couple years to see “La vie en rose” on dvd, but the wait just made the film more desireable. Good US films are a very small percentage of the production and seldom make it to neighborhood cinemas since they cater to the lowest common denominator. So, I buy those in dvd also. Amazon is the solution to your problem, Clarissa.

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  6. It would be Planet of the Apes for me too, if not the embarrassingly cultish Fright Night with its high school associations for me. 🙂

    Our litmus for going out to a movie is that, if we’re going to pay theater prices, we’re going to see something with special effects and cool visuals; “The Help” or others might be better movies, but those we’d just watch at home when they come out On Demand or something.

    Apes. Besides, Andy Serkis in motion capture is just…fun. Even if James Franco can’t act his way out of a wet paper bag.

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  7. I can’t tell if its showing in your area, but I’d highly recommend the Guard. I saw it a few days ago, and its really hilarious!

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