Monday, June 05, 2006

It's Good to Have a Goal

I don't like going to the movies on my own.

A movie theatre full of people can be a special kind of hell. People talking, people fidgeting, people whispering, people with cell phones, people kicking. Especially that last one. And the person behind me is always a kicker. I need a companion to whom I can vent before exploding with rage at the kicker.

Plus, the previews are my favourite part of seeing a movie in the theatre. Yeah, okay - the big screen and the surround sound are great, too, but what I'm really there for are the previews. And my favourite part of every preview is the part where you lean over to your friend and do a fast, 'book-by-its-cover' judgment. "Renter". "NEED to see that." "Couldn't pay me enough."

I can't do that when I'm alone. Well, I can, but it's much less fun.

My point here is that because I've been pretty much on my own except for the occasional outing for a while now, I'm really behind on my movies. Even my renting has been sub-par.

So now, with my bestest friend the television away on summer vacation, I have decided to make this the Summer of Movies. My goal this summer is to watch as many movies as possible. Yes, it's a vague goal, but I have a short attention span, so who knows when I'll move on to something else?

In the meantime, here is where I will keep track of my summer movies. I'll only be listing the movies I haven't seen before. Here we go!

The Movies of Summer 2006

Steel Magnolias
Garden State
Say Anything
Secret Window (June 6)
The Day After Tomorrow (June 7)
Cheaper by the Dozen (June 8)
King Kong (June 9)
Memoirs of a Geisha (June 10)
Muriel's Wedding (June 11)
Old School (June 11)
Mercury Rising (June 13)
Kingdom of Heaven (June 17)
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (June 23)
L.A. Confidential (June 24)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (June 24)
Run Lola Run (June 25)
13 Going on 30 (July 5)
Johnny Mnemonic (July 9)
In Her Shoes (July 12)
Monster (July 14)
Meet the Fockers (July 15)
The Barbarian Invasions (July 20)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (July 21)
Something's Gotta Give (July 21)
Clerks 2 (July 22)
Hidalgo (July 24)
The Squid and the Whale (July 29)
The Brothers Grimm (July 30)
Tuck Everlasting (August 3)
V for Vendetta (August 5)
Superman Returns (August 6)
Ray (August 8)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (August 9)
Man on Fire (August 12)
Le Divorce (August 12)
The Bridges of Madison County (August 13)
Mona Lisa Smile (August 17)
Sky High (August 18)
Clerks (August 19)
I, Robot (August 20)
Ocean's Twelve (August 23)
Elizabethtown (August 24)
The Island (August 25)
Jersey Girl (August 25)
Chasing Liberty (August 26)
Monster's Ball (August 27)
Inside Man (September 2)
Corpse Bride (September 3)
Ella Enchanted (September 3)
A Life Less Ordinary (September 5)
Crash (September 9)
The Illusionist (September 10)


Sabrina said...

I hate people who do this so please forgive me, but... I cannot believe you haven't seen Steel Magnolias or Say Anything. You are in for a special treat. I also count Garden State among my favorite movies ever.

But buy a major box of kleenex for these.

Oh and for some added viewing entertainment for Say Anything, John Cusack's speech about what he doesn't want to do with his life was completley ad libbed. He made it up on the spot. Prepare to be awed. He is a god.

Kirst said...

I couldn't believe I hadn't seen them either. I feel like my world is a little more aligned now. If full of more used tissues.

And yes. John Cusack may just be a god.