I’m a big fan of the movies. I have a collection of nearly 1,000 of them, and try to get to the theater as often as I can. My habit, as you may already know, is to sneak into as many movies as possible each time I head to the theater. Five in one day is my record, but three is probably my most common. Any more than that gets to be a LONG day in the darkness with only soda, popcorn, and sugary candy to sustain me!
I feel lucky in that I enjoy many different genres of film. I can take a campy old Adam Sandler flick like Happy Gilmore, and then enjoy a real artsy indie flick immediately afterward. I like action flicks, and also the powerful dramas. Horror films are some of my favorites, and I happen to LOVE many of the holiday movies I get to watch each December.
There is something about the way a movie really lets you disappear for a couple of hours that I have always found fascinating. I’ve always been a bit of a dreamer, and I often find myself relating to a particular role, or even spend time wondering what it would have been like to live in a certain place and/or a certain time that is not my own. I suppose there’s something about either the stress or the monotony of everyday life that makes us all want to forget about ‘real life’ once in awhile…and I, for one, find movies to be the perfect elixir for that kind of mood!
I was pretty young when Jurassic Park hit the theaters, but I still remember being really taken by how realistic those dinosaurs looked on the screen. It was easy to imagine being there alongside Bill Paxton and Jeff Goldblum. Jurassic Park was a monster movie that year, and I imagine this year’s release of Jurassic World will make a bunch of money as well. If you’re planning on seeing Jurassic World and want to get yourself in the mood, take a look at the latest episode of The Hungry Cowboy. I’m showing you how to make dinosaur eggs! It’s a super easy, super tasty treat that should definitely have you ready to head out to your local theater and disappear for a couple of hours.