One of our very favorite things is do is watch movies, at the theater or at home. We’ll try pretty much anything but horror, which neither one of us enjoys. I made a list, and while there were about 50 other movies we watched this year, I’m only sharing our favorites!
We saw a lot of movies that we liked, like Incredibles 2, The Greatest Showman, and Jumanji. I don’t know if I would say they were standouts for me, and I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to watch them again (except like everyone else on the planet, I have the Greatest Showman soundtrack on repeat). The movies that I loved and would watch again are The Shape of Water, Murder On The Orient Express, The Big Sick, and Christopher Robin.
I grew up watching old movies far more often than current movies, and I’ve been slowly rewatching them all with W since we met. This year we started going through Alfred Hitchcock’s many films. We’d already seen The Birds, but now we’ve seen Rear Window and The Man Who Knew Too Much. W also saw his first Marx Brothers movie, Duck Soup, and his first two Abbott & Costello movies, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein and Abbott & Costello In Hollywood. We watched Casablanca on Valentine’s Day. W laughed at the original Shaggy Dog way more than I expected, and I loved that he liked it.
New Romantic Comedies
Is it just me, or are romantic comedies making a comeback? We saw Set It Up, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and The Princess Switch, all on Netflix. We also rented Crazy Rich Asians. All four felt like they could have been made back in the golden years of the chick flicks, and I hope that their success leads to more of the same.
Once in awhile, we like to watch foreign films, especially from Asia. This year there were two that stood out to us: Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds and Young Detective Dee: Rise Of The Sea Dragon. We loved the imagination, effects, and over the top characters in both of these. I wish American cinema was fun like these sometimes.
Up next, tomorrow is Video Game Favorites!