As silly as it sounds, movies have played a significant role in my marriage.
The first date with my wife was a movie, two dates later we kissed for the first time in a movie theater and I proposed marriage to her in a movie theater (that marriage proposal deserves a post of its own).
My affinity for the “movie experience” was driven by the fact that growing up, I can count on one hand the number of times my parents took all five of us kids to a movie. In other words, it was an event.
While dating my wife, it was a cheap form of entertainment that became an endearing past time.
Since our girls started school, we probably average about 3-5 theater outings a year as a family – but that number drops to nearly zero for movies that my wife and I see by ourselves in a movie theater.
However, that will change with the following theatrical releases.
The Bourne Legacy
This movie opens across the country today and is an extension of the wildly popular book series written by Robert Ludlum. This movie is a reboot of the trilogy of movies that had previously starred Matt Damon in the title role. I thoroughly enjoyed the first two movies in that series and loathed the last one, so I’m anxious to see how this new redux works. Here’s the official trailer.
This marks the 23rd installment in the 007 movie franchise and features Daniel Craig in the role of James Bond. As a kid, I loved the Bond movies which had been loosely based on the spy novels by author Ian Fleming. For my money, Sean Connery was the best Bond…until Craig came along and revived this flagging character. This is Craig’s third time portraying Britain’s top spy and it will be in U.S. theaters this November – the trailer is below.
I read J.R.R. Tolkien’s seminal book when I was eight and it changed my perspective on life. It introduced ideas of wonder, fantasy, chivalry, perseverence and a passion for reading that has never abated. I loved the film treatment of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy at the hands of movie director Peter Jackson – who is also directing The Hobbit. This December release date is circled with elven runes on my calendar. The official trailer is below.
Question: What’s the best movie you’ve ever seen and why?