Missing the movies

Taking in the glitz and the glamour of the Golden Globes is nearly a must-see in my book.

When it comes to award shows, I love to watch the Globes and the Oscars to see which movies win and to catch a glimpse of the stars.

So as I was watching part of it on Sunday night, I was thinking about Jodie Foster’s speech, Halle Berry’s stunning gown and how George Clooney is absolutely ageless and I realized that I don’t know much about the actual movies, except for all that I have read about them because I haven’t actually SEEN any of them.

Well, I have seen “Brave,” which won for best animated film. (But I haven’t seen any of the other nominees in this category.) And I did see Meryl Streep’s nominated performance in “Hope Springs.”

I’ve come to the realization that we just don’t get to the movie theater much and when we do, it’s usually to see a children’s movie. It’s just fallen off our priority list, and the time factor along with the cost and baby sitter issue also are a big part of it.

I’m OK with that. It’s all part of the circle of life. I’m betting it will be different in a few years when the kids are older and doing more of their own thing. And at some point I once again will go into the awards season with my picks, my misses and my opinions based on what I’ve seen, not just on what I’ve read.

But I do miss the movies. And the popcorn! Ahh, the popcorn.

Seeing the Golden Globes did confirm my list of movies I do want to see: “Argo,” “Les Miserables,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Lincoln,” “The Impossible,” “Life of Pi” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Gary and I just rented “Warhorse,” a contender in last year’s awards season. I guess that doesn’t hold a lot of promise for when we’ll actually get around to seeing this year’s.

We likely won’t see them in the theater, but we’ll see them … eventually.


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