RS (rainbowstevie) wrote,

The post that starts out being Pirates related, and veers somewhat off course.

Number of "Pirates 3" reviews I've resisted on my flist so far: 5 6

I am not spoiling myself.  Not not not.  Have seen kiss in previews already, which is really all I need. (Also have supposed chunk of script excerpt posted on IMDB several months ago that I am 98% sure is at least partly fake, but which I have read several times over)
Voice: You know, I am pretty sure that last bit counts as "spoiling yourself."
RS: Not if it isn't true!  Hence my refusal to read personal reviews and find out.

I will not be seeing the movie for a good 2 weeks, because I don't CARE if all the local theaters are showing it a hundred times a day, for a movie this popular I am convinced that even a weekday matinee will be too crowded for comfort any sooner than that.  I am not a fan of having to sit in the very front row, thank-you-very-much Night at the Museum crowd.  And Harry Potter 4.  And King Kong.  God, you'd think I would have learned from my mistakes more quickly. 

Still, I think it'll be fantastic, which is why it's earned one of my movie-going slots for 2007.  I think I've mentioned this several times by now, but I feel like reiterating it - I give myself exactly 4 vists to the movie theater per calendar year.
The reasons for this are threefold:
1) because it is a point of pride that I will never pay to see a movie that isn't absolutely fantastically awesome (unless I am forced into it, which makes me grumpy, because that counts as using one of my 4 slots.).  It does not matter if someone else pays; the point of pride really lies more in the fact that I know which movies I will love and which ones are not good enough.  And because it is a challenge to choose the best 4 of a given year.
2) movies are expensive.  They're worth it, but only if you stick to fantastically awesome ones, and also if you follow my subset rules, which are
    a) No buying food or drink because really, your brain is getting a treat so your stomach shouldn't need one too
    b) Only attending matinee showings.  No movie is worth the price of an evening ticket
3) every time I walk into a movie theater, I feel a little sense of awe.  It's still magical, like when you were a little kid and woke up on Christmas morning, and I keep that sense of magic and wonder by only going a few times a year.

The other movies I've reserved (and have had reserved since 2006) are Harry Potter 5, because you can't not see HP in theaters, and The Simpsons movie (because it is THE SIMPSONS!  On a giant screen!  With new material!  For much longer than half an hour at a time!).  This leaves me fretting because I couldn't decide whether to spend my 4th slot in the first half of the year, or wait and see if something better came out around the holidays.  Pan's Labyrinth looked cool, but c'mon, it was January.  Way too early to decide; what if I used up my spare slot and then kicked myself for it in October?  And now, of course, I'm afraid that nothing better is going to come along, and I'm a bit OCD in the way I get edgy if I don't pick out exactly 4 movies every year.  Anyone have any suggestions? 
*Please don't suggest Shrek, on which I had to waste one of my 2004 trips.  I will hurt you.
Tags: life, movies, potc

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