Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Most Memorable Movie Theater Experiences

As I have mentioned several times on this blog, I love seeing movies in the theater. Sitting in a theater with a group of people all sharing and enjoying the experience is the way that movies were meant to be seen. I know that sometimes the theater experience isn't all that fun. Sometimes people talk on their cell phones, talk to their friends, laugh loudly at inappropriate times, or just sit down in the seat in front of you with a freakishly tall hat on. However, when everything falls into place perfectly, there is not home theater that can beat the movie theater experience.

This is why I have decided to compile a list of my most memorable movie theater experiences, including one that changed my life forever. They all may be memorable for different reasons but they all are experiences that I will never forget.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Inception (2010) - Christopher Nolan

Inception (2010)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Writer: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Marion Cotillard, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Caine, Lukas Haas

If you are one of my regular readers (I know, wishful thinking on my part) you may have noticed that I haven't posted anything in nearly a month. Well it turns out that Christopher Nolan's Inception (2010) was such an awesome movie that seeing it twice during its opening weekend put me in the Hospital and I have been recovering ever since.

Ok, so the movie itself is not entirely responsible for putting me in the Hospital. Ignoring the chest pains I was having so I could see the movie twice is probably what did it. I loved the movie that much though, I just had to see it twice the weekend that it came out. Besides, my doctor doesn't have weekend hours so I needed to do something to kill time until I could go see him on Monday.

Now I may sound like a raving fanboy during this review but I will try to temper myself. Honestly though, Inception is one of the best movies that has come out in a long time. In fact, the last movie that so completely blew me away was The Coen Brothers' No Country for Old Men (2007) and that was easily my favorite movie of the last decade.