Do you enjoy going to the movies? I do. I won’t say that I am an obsessive cinema goer. I mean I won’t lie up at midnight for the first screening of a film that I have a hankering to see, but I will get myself planted in the now comfortable seats of a theatre if so inclined.
My go to cinema’s in Wellington are the Embassy (super huge with a bone shaking sound system) and the Lighthouse Pauatahanui (boutique and very laid back). They offer a viewing experience at very different ends of the spectrum but I thoroughly enjoy them both. I don’t even mind spending the extra dollars for a ticket that going to either of them entails.
What are my favourite movies I hear you ask?
Well there is a little bit of this and that: Sunset Boulevard, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Seven Year Itch and Aliens. I certainly like to mix it up!
Other thoughts on movies: Darth Vader is one of the greatest movie villains ever, Orson Wells’ first appearance in the Third Man is one of the finest screen entrances in all of movies, don’t hate me for this but I think Casablanca is overrated, Gene Kelly had it all and then some, Ghost has one of the most emotional endings in movie history (I cry without fail every time), ‘I’ll Be Right Here’ uttered as ET is about to leave breaks my heart, Hitchcock’s The Birds is damn scary and Nick Charles is the coolest cat ever!
Favourite Movie Quotes:
Joe Gilles: Hey I know you. You’re Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big. Norma Desmond: I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.
– Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Nora Charles: They say you got shot in the tabloids. Nick Charles: They never got near my tabloids.
– The Thin Man (1934)
I think that’s everything.
For the record here is my 2019 film journey:
So, lets not dilly dally about. On with the show and happy watching everyone!
- Rope (1948)
- Zombieland (2009)
- The Little Princess (1995)
- Maria By Callas (2017)
- Snowpiercer (2013)
- The Cat Returns (2002)