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Must See Movies


After the Oscars on Sunday, I have suddenly developed the desire to see a bunch of movies. (That’s probably one of the numerous reasons why they air the Oscars to begin with, to get people like me back in the theater seats.)

In result, I’ve come up with a list of movies I’d like to see for reasons of my own. In no specific order:

  • The Adventures of Tintin – I love (and am going through withdrawals from) Steven Moffat’s writing, and I’m sorely disappointed I didn’t fully make the connection before. I don’t care if it’s animated.
  • Hugo – Even before it was winning 150 awards, I wanted to see it. Still do. I don’t care that it’s animated either.
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Two words: Benedict Cumberbatch. 🙂
  • The Muppets – I’ve been wanting to see this since long before it showed up in the theater the first time. I love Kermit.
  • The Help – I’ll admit that I wanted to see this because it’s been such a media hog. But I’ve yet to go.

All of them are in the cheap theater in town. The only major problem with most of these is that I don’t allow myself to watch a book-based movie until after I’ve read the book. And for that reason, I’ll probably be seeing The Hunger Games in the cheap theater or on my TV as well.

Who wants to help me cross some of these off my list?


Movies I Own & Movies I Wouldn’t Mind Owning

I only own about a half dozen DVDs. I’ve only purchased one of them. I know, I’m a rarity among Americans for that, but to the contrast, I own far too many COs by obscure musicians.

So, here are the DVDs I own:

  1. Mulan. It is a great Disney film with plenty of humorous lines and fun songs.
  2. Moulin Rouge. I love the music. (Sense a trend?)
  3. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows, pt 1. Given to me by my brother, I suspect I’ll be watching it within the next month & a half.
  4. Willow Creek Association Leadership Summit 2008. I worked at the Summit during my internship & received the DVD for doing so.
  5. Batman: the Movie. How can you not laugh at that movie! It is ridiculous and from the 1960s.
  6. It’s a Wonderful Life. I bought it at a used book store.
  7. Bride & Prejudice. I inherited this one from a former roommate because it wouldn’t work on her DVD player.

On the other hand, there are only a couple movies I wouldn’t mind adding to that list:

  1. Anastasia. I love the songs in that movie. And the dialogue is hilarious, especially Bartok’s lines.
  2. RENT. I (once again) love the music. And Anthony Rapp.