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.