I hardly ever go to movies in a theater anymore, unless it’s a big screen feature like the Harry Potter films were, or Lord of the Rings. It’s just easier to watch movies at home, make my own popcorn the way I like it (popped in olive oil and only lightly salted), take a break whenever I want.
So if I decide I want to binge on movies, which often happens during the holiday season, I have to plan ahead. I subscribe to the two DVD a month plan on Netflix, plus the streaming options available at the time. I also peruse the Guide and find things to record. This Thanksgiving week, I hit the sentimental romantic holiday bonus with the weekly new movies on Lifetime and Hallmark channels. I was getting such an overdose of sweetness and joy that I had to stick a PBS black and white suspense tale in the mix to cut the sugar.
Strangers on a Train was pretty tense, though. I’m going back to happy movies this evening. The stories are well written, often adapted from works by well-known authors such as Debbie Macomber, and the actors do a lovely job.
And since I tend to read a lot of books which lean toward the dark side and have lately been writing darker tales, it’s probably doing my psyche and my soul good to lighten up a little with these holiday movies.
What kind of movies do you like?