Thursday, August 09, 2007

Becoming Jane

I haven't been to a theater to see a movie in eons. Ticket prices are ridiculous. I always wait for the dvd. But there's a new movie I'd like to see about Jane Austen (starring Anne Hataway) has arrived in the theaters in limited cities. Not my city, of course. Most of the Regency writers I've heard talk about it says it's good. You just have to go in knowing it's fictionalized.

To tell you the truth, a lot of recent movies haven't elicited any interest from me. I'd rather watch old reliables when I sit still long enough to watch a movie.

Are there any new movies you're itching to see?


JoAnn said...

I'm dying to see this one too, Debbie. Of course, Birmingham isn't select enough either. Oh well.

A long time ago, I decided that if a movie wasn't going to entertain me in a positive way, I wasn't going to pay through the nose to see it. So as you can imagine, I don't go to the theaters much!

doglady said...

I have to agree with Joann. A movie has to have a high likelihood of blowing me away for me to spend that much money on it. If I buy the DVD I don't have to dress up, waste gas, buy outrageously priced snacks that aren't what I like or even leave the house. I would LOVE to see Becoming Jane, however! I hope Amazing Grace is coming out on DVD soon. I like the Rush Hour movies because they are just inane mindless fun, but I never go to see them in the theater. The pickings are pretty slim right now. I will probably go to the latest Harry Potter movie with my two nephews and my niece because it is our tradition. Got "300" on DVD but have not watched it yet. My nephews pronounced it "fantastic" and I don't think it will be too much of a sacrifice to look at Gerard Butler for a couple of hours!

Deborah Matthews said...

It's hard to believe Birmingham didn't get BJ.

I haven't seen any of the HP movies nor the ring. I do plan to watch 300 eventually. I've liked Gerard Butler ever since I saw him in Attilla.

JoAnn said...

A friend told me that it's playing in Trussville (I don't know why I didn't think to look in Trussville for it because, of course, Birmingham is just a suburb of T'ville--right, Carla? :-) My friend went to see it Friday night. I'll get the scoop from her on Monday. I think she said it's one showtime in one theater.

Carla Swafford said...

So true, JoAnn. LOL!

Dixie Belle said...

3:10 To Yuma!! Opening Sept 7. Christian Bale and Russell Crowe.
Woo hoo! Also Stardust just opened this weekend based on Neil Gaiman's book. Looks like a good fantasy.