There are very few things I love more in this world than going to see a movie in the theater.
From the moment you walk in the door and get blasted with that vent of buttery popcorn air, to the sugar high on Junior Mints you get while watching the previews unfold….it is my bliss. When I lived in England for a year, there was a group of about six of us besties (aka The Binghams Crew) who hung out pretty much 24/7. And one of our absolute favorite things to do was to go to the movies and just stay there all day watching two or three films (don’t worry! before all the haters come out of the woodwork, we paid for them all!) Of course over there it was theatre not theater, and Mars bars not Junior Mints. But… I loved every minute of it. And I miss those days often.
I’ll be honest, it’s been a long stretch since there’s been a movie I’ve just been really excited to see. Those were some dark, grim days during the winter months trying to decide between Cowboys & Aliens and Mr. Poppers Penguins. Or y’know just sitting at home watching re-runs of Frasier on Netflix. I do love me some Frasier.
But now, it seems like Hollywood has finally gotten it together and there is a whole new streak of movies to go see again. First and foremost of course being May the odds be ever in your favor…The Hunger Games!! I have been counting down for this one for months ever since I read the entire book in one sitting. And when we finally got to go see it, as soon as it was over I wanted to go see it again. Because I’m crazy like that. And because it was just that good. I spent the entire movie reminding myself to breathe. And to relax my shoulders before I developed a permanent hump. I was completely blown away by Jennifer Lawrence’s performance, to the point that I felt like I was going up in that tube to fight to the death with her. And I’m a lover, not a fighter. So that’s saying something.
So yea, I think I will go see it again. Y’know, to bide some time until Mirror Mirror & American Reunion come out. :)
So since there are all these great movies coming out, we thought we’d send a few of you to go see them! I also know we have a lot of new readers who came over from the posts on The Rock & Roll Bride blog, so we want to meet you! :)
The contest is really simple, anyone can just leave us a comment in the box below saying hi and that will get you entered! And then we are going to pick 3 winners to each receive a $25 gift card from Fandango to go get your movie on! And if you’re local maybe you’ll use it to go see Hunger Games with me a second time!
Happy Wednesday y’all!