I've seen zero movies (that I’d previously never seen) since we last convened for MOVIE MONDAY.
Since I have no mini-reviews this week, and since 2020 is nearly over, I figure we'd talk about the state of the industry so far, or pretty much anything movie-related that y'all want to. But I find it hard not to think what theater-going will be like in 2021 and beyond. You all know that I'm someone that really loves going to the theater, and I know that a lot of you don't see theaters the same way. That's cool, I understand. But as I sit here this morning, it has been 289 days since I was in a movie theater, which is almost certainly the longest stretch of my life since I started going to theaters as a kid, and it feels weird and sad to me.
I miss going to the movies being "a night out". I miss the big screens and the amazing sound. I miss the dedicated venue. I miss the communal aspect of sharing a great movie with an excited crowd. I even miss the overpriced snacks. I liked going a lot. I think in 2020 I went about 20-25 times, I wouldn't go just to see Marvel or Star Wars, I saw all kinds of movies in the theater because all kinds benefit from the experience.
I do know that movie theaters will come back at some point, but will they be the same? Will they show less movies? Will they cost more? Will they do something stupid to try to "save" themselves? I don't know, but I do know that I miss it, a lot.
And, the usual MOVIE MONDAY thing:
1. Name a movie. Any movie. If I've seen it, I'll briefly tell you what I think about it. I'm sure you're dying to know.
2. If you want, we can then dig deeper in our agreement/disagreement about said movie.