A Rented Weekend
There’s no thief like a bad movie. ~Sam Ewing
As I posted on Wednesday, there isn’t much to do in the winter during our leisure hours but feed the fire in the woodstove, read, and watch DVDs. As I lamented in my post during last month’s movie giveaway, Dale and I have always enjoyed a good movie. I think the problem these days -and I really hate to sound like my mother here – but they just don’t make them like they used to!
It seems most of the movies we rent these days have these convoluted plots or are just dumb. “Maybe Hollywood is running out of ideas.” My mom used to say that too.
Makes you wonder if this is why they market to the 18-34 year old audience.
Still, we have a subscription to Netflix, and although there aren’t very many movies I consider great, this service is wonderful for those of us who live in rural areas and still want to keep up on what’s playing – good or bad.
Drop it into the mailbox one day and usually within 2 days, you get DVD back. Or, if you have a good enough Internet connection (which we don’t), you can watch some online. The great thing about this is that you can also rent television series. Netflix allows us to watch a whole season in one weekend without subscribing to the premium satellite channels.
No, Netflix hasn’t paid me to promote them, nor am I receiving a discount on our subscription.
We still have snow on the ground and as of this writing, the windchill is –16 degrees. That’s right, there’s negative windchill readings. We are exhausted from getting up an hour early (4 a.m.) this week as Dale’s had to take the long way to work by staying on the main roads which have been cleared.
So this weekend will be about digging out that crockpot, my nice warm blanket and when I’m not reading, settling in for Season 1 of the FX series, “Sons of Anarchy.” We got into the program this year and realized we had actually gotten into season 2. Maybe now if we watch season 1, some of the things in season 2 will make sense and better prepare us for season 3 this year!
Like books, I like to own good movies. Here’s my list of all-time favorite series and movies:
”Six Feet Under” (I personally think this is the best series ever to appear on television and the series finale was outstanding)
“Hotel for Dogs” (very cute!)
“The Shining” (I watch this every year during a snow storm. It adds to the creepiness)
“Stand by Me”
“Born on the 4th of July”
“Riding in Cars with Boys”
“Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”
“Wizard of Oz”
“Funny Farm” (this kind of reminds me of our lives now!)
“State of Play” (a recent Russell Crowe movie and I’m surprised, as I’m not a fan)
“You’ve Got Mail”
“One Fine Day”
“All the President’s Men”
Your turn. I want to know your favorites!