Hey it’s Terrific Tuesday again, how’s everything in your neck of the woods?
While it is a mere three weeks early, it is still an early spring. The spring peepers are singing at night. I saw the first dead ground hog on Grove Hill Road last night. The Daffodils and early spring flowers are in bright bloom. One thing we know for sure whatever winter may come along in the next few weeks reflects a short time before ‘tis spring time at last!
Hope this warm sunny day brings memories of good days of times past. I have been pondering the great questions of the Universe lately. I subscribe to some thought provoking material. I try to read that stuff as sparingly as possible. However I do love pop culture and pay close attention to it. Go take a look at the viral photos of Angelina’s leg on the red carpet. these are hilarious. I missed the Oscars because they never cease to disappoint me, but I did watch the TV Guide Show on the dresses. Rooney Mora could be in a Vampire movie. That girl is pale! The movies that won other than “The Help” were like the many over the past 20 or 30 years that you would not watch twice. Last year I watched “The King’s Speech”—good movie but I wouldn’t watch it again.
Hollywood is bellyaching about the fact folks aren’t coming to the Cineplex any more. Who like me thinks $10 bucks admission to often watch a bad movie is too expensive? I cannot believe a bucket of popcorn, a small drink and a candy bar is $15. Price for one mediocre movie and mediocre food– $25.
Take two kids over 12 and a hubby along after 6 p.m.— $40! The drinks are like $5 each and even if you only buy two and the popcorn is $7, the tally for that night out is $57. I guess out in Hollywood that doesn’t seem like much, but to we folk in Botetourt that’s a lot of money. And, we still eat at home before we go. Next we travel 40 miles roundtrip and watch, the price of gas will rise while we are inside the movies. Likely the kids want a candy bar or ice cream on the way home. “Hello, Ding Dong,” Hollywood —are you there? The cost of your movie/snacks are what keeps folks out of the first run movie. The product isn’t worth the price. A couple months later I can go the Buchanan Theatre for $5 bucks and two dollars worth of a canned drink and a box of popcorn. Or the cheapest way to watch a movie is to get a $1.29 movie at the Redbox on the way home and pop my own corn. I can pause to visit the ladies room, too.
So Hollywood, get with the program. I want to see Brad or George win an Oscar not some high brow from France. Make more flicks like “The Help” and “Bridesmaids.” Those are the two Oscar movies I chose to see in 2011 that I would watch again and for pitty sake—don’t try to charge the price of a double case of Coca Cola for one measly fountain drink. I am not buying!
See ya next week!