Sunday, August 17, 2008

Summertime Movie Blues

How many times have you watched a movie in the theater and gone back to see it again? How many times have you seen a movie on DVD, VHS, laserdisc or VideoCD and gone back and watched it again... and again... and again.

Of the vast collection of movies I've seen on DVD, VideoCD and VHS, here is a short list of the ones I have gone back to watch and enjoy again. Sometimes months passed between viewings, sometimes years. Some I prefer to watch alone. Some I enjoy watching in the company of others. These are roughly in order of the number of times I've watched each picture.

Van Helsing although I have no idea why, this is the movie that our household has watched the most with Rent a very close second! It can't be that many, but it seems like I've watched Van Helsing HUNDREDS of times.

Rent - it's the music, I guess!

The Ninth Gate - of all the Johnny Depp movies out there, this one I like best.

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger - of all the Sinbad movies out there, this one I like best.

Dhoom:2 - again, it's the music!

No Country For Old Men - No movie for the weak-hearted!

I should say that among the ladies of the house, "A Walk to Remember" is the movie I'll always remember them watching over and over and over... "Edward Scissorhands" comes to mind also...

Not on the short list: The Charlie Chan series of films and The Marx Brothers movies, all of which I've watched countless times throughout my life via TV, DVD, VCD and VHS. I've also seen all of the Star Wars, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones pictures, the Beatle's "Help" and "A Hard Day's Night" and many of the wonderful "film noir" era movies. and then there's Ichi...

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