Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mission: Must See Movies

Watching movies is a favorite pass time among people of all ages and ethnicities in this country, well all over the world, for that matter. There are countless movies in existence in every language imaginable, on every subject and in many genres. There are movies for everyone! Although I love watching movies, sadly I have not seen as many as I would like.

There seems to be this hypothetical list of movies that everyone absolutely must see in their lifetime. It almost seems taboo to have not seen one of these movies. I have been met on numerous occasions with expressions of shock and disbelief when people hear that I haven’t seen a certain movie. For instance, my friends all shook their heads when they first found out that I haven’t seen any of the Star Wars movies, which they are proud to say is no longer the case.

Over the years I have compiled a mental list of ‘must see’ movies, a list that seems to grow daily. Which brings me to the purpose of this blog. About a year ago I set off on mission to cross off as many movies on the list as I can. So far I have been successful; I have taken care of the first three Star Wars movies (yes, I started with Episode IV), Braveheart, Mary Poppins, The Matrix, and a few others that I’m drawing a blank on. It is my plan to chronicle the next portion of this self-imposed mission here.