Saturday, April 09, 2011

Saturday at the Movies #38 -movie planning

Alas, too late to catch Beastly in the local cinemas, so now will have to wait and snag a DVD when available. Ditto with Red Riding Hood. According to the offerings, unless I want to see The King's Speech again, I am out of luck.

This means two things. One, that I can happily muck about in my TBR bookcases. (Currently having a fine time with Kristi Astor's Upon a Midnight Clear, among others.)and two, it's time to go prowl the libraries for some DVDs. A few movies, a season or two of tv series either already beloved or those I've always been meaning to try.

Despite the fact that I live within walking distance of a theater with multiple offerings every single day, I only go maybe once or twice a year. I have good intentions, but actually getting there, eh, not so much. I do miss seeing certain things on the big screen, especially movies with interesting visuals, but on the whole, I like the DVD experience. I get to watch the movie at my own speed, hopping around scenes if I want to, rewatching especially memorable or complex ones, and if the movie doesn't seem to be a good match for me, all it takes is the eject button. Plus I get the popcorn all to myself, and DH purchased two boxes of microwave popcorn, so I consider this an omen.

If all goes as planned, I can scout the libraries sometime this weekend. Seasons of current favorites Bones and How I Met Your Mother are high on the list of beloved classics, and if I can find Law and Order UK, I will be quite content.

Other than that, I'm looking for period dramas, hopefully with romance, adventure a plus. It's been a while since I've hit the libraries, so there should be a few undiscovered gems -or old friends- waiting for me. Suggestions welcome.


Anonymous said...

If one is not already aware of it, check out Enchanted Serenity of Period Films. There are oodles of suggestions there. What about Downton Abbey??!!! Or have you watched that already? Happy Searching!

Anna Carrasco Bowling said...

Thanks for the site recommendation; will definitely check that out.

I have not yet seen Downton Abbey. I'll keep an eye out for the DVD.