For years and years I’ve said I’m not really a movie person, and that’s generally true. I’m not sure why this year is different, if it’s my mood or the movies that are coming out, but either way, I’ve been watching tons this year and have a long (for me) list of upcoming releases that I just can’t wait to get to.
Already watched this year, in theatre: The Darkest Hour, The Post, A Wrinkle in Time, Book Club, The Neverending Story (!!!), Adrift, The Incredibles 2. Note – I usually see maybe one movie a year in theatre. Maybe.
Movies watched at home (recent releases only): Forever My Girl, The Greatest Showman (wish I’d seen this one in theatre!), Coco
Backlogged films that I need to see: Tully, Mary Shelley, Leave No Trace.
Movies coming out that I need to see this year: The Little Stranger, Crazy Rich Asians, The House With the Clock in its Walls, Can You Ever Forgive Me, The Hate U Give, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. Maybes: The Sky Who Dumped Me, The Darkest Minds, Peppermint, Fantastic Beasts 2.
Those are just the ones I know about so far. Twenty-three on that list, and growing all the time. That may not seem like a lot for most people, but it’s astonishing to me. The last time I can remember a year with a lot of releases I wanted to see, there were five, and that was pretty crazy for me then. Twenty-three is pretty much unheard of for me. Think of this: Back when Netflix first opened as a movie rental mail order thing, Jason and I bought into the single-movie-twice-per-month deal (the cheapest). After about six months, we canceled it because we’d seen everything we’d backlogged for almost a decade. This is how infrequently I think about movies that release. So this year is peculiar, and hey, I’m going to take advantage of it! Hopefully I’ll get to see everything on my list that I want to see!
Please note: It’s not that I have anything against movies, because I don’t! I just didn’t grow up with many movies so it’s never been this big thing for me. Plus I spent about a decade unable to go to the theatre because I had all these little kids on my hands all the time, so I got out of the habit of even considering the theatre as a destination. Heh.