Tuesday, 12 November 2013

In The Mood For Movies


Back when I worked in advertising {in what seems like a previous life now}, one of the awesome perks of the job was that the media employees got to go to movies for free once a week {how great was that?!}. So, thanks to that little bonus, Grant and I found ourselves on regular date nights watching all the latest movies at the theatre. Then we had kids and outings to the movies were not as frequent. We still saw the odd one, but there were always movies that we wanted to see but didn't get around to. Later, despite having more time for ourselves as the kids got older, we just never got back into that regular movie going routine. We always wanted to, because we both love movies, but it just didn't happen. Priorities had changed. Even now, when we organise a date night we tend to go out for dinner and a chat rather than choosing to go to the movies. Anyway, where was I going with this?

Oh yes. We still love watching movies, and just recently we seem to have entered into a bit of a movie watching phase again. We haven't been going out on regular movie dates again. {Because the truth is we're just too tired for that.} And it hasn't been just our weekly home movie nights with the kids. No. We've been watching lots of movies, right here at home - and mostly old ones because - and get this - we found that we'd watched some of those beauties so long ago that it's almost like watching them for the first time now! Scary that, but there it is. ;) It's been great fun. The kids haven't joined us yet, but hopefully there will be a few age appropriate ones that we can introduce them to along the way.

Anyway, here are a few of the movies that we've watched recently:

The Blues Brothers - I love this music; and Dan Aykroyd is so super cool in this movie. Dude. Check out his dancing in the video below.




L.A. Confidential - and yes, I was engrossed right until the end because I'd totally forgotten who the bad guy was in that thing!

And Beetlejuice.  
One of the many crazy things about watching these old movies is getting to see the actors when they were so much younger and decidedly hawt looking! {I'm looking at you, Alec Baldwin!} ;) 


And then we also watched a not-so-old one {with some not-so-young actors} called Stand Up Guys, which we really enjoyed. Al Pacino and Christopher Walken are two of our favourite actors and they delivered some great lines in this movie. I'd recommend watching this one if you haven't already done so.





And I've still got a few more old movies on my list of movies-I'd-like-to-watch-again, so I think that this is going to be a really fun movie phase for us.

What do you think? Do you enjoy watching movies you've seen before? What have you watched again and really enjoyed for a second time? Is there a particular one that you never tire of? Let me know - I'd love to hear your comments.




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