You know how some people keep the corks from their wine bottles in a fancy bowl or huge jar in their kitchen?
I don’t do that. I’m not much of a wine drinker.
What I do keep are ticket stubs from when I go to the movies. I even have a handy little book specifically made for said ticket stubs. I just added my latest entry from my Thursday movie screening LIFE AS WE KNOW IT.
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So. Back to my movie stubs. I was shoving my ticket into it’s protective sleeve when I decided to count how many movies I’ve seen so far in 2010. That number is a respectable 26.
I tell you dear reader…none have blown me away. It’s about time someone polished up the silver screen because it’s been a “meh” year for this movie-goer.
Every year, I write a Thanksgiving letter to friends and family and tell them what I’m thankful for instead of sending a holiday card. The back of that letter consists of a collage of photos, clip art and pictures of things that helped shape me into the Lincee you all know and love.
This year, among the snapshots of me with Cord McCoy and Ronnie Milsap, I will (as tradition) include the three best movies of 2010. Unfortunately, there is nothing that stands out as significant front runner. If you held a gun to my head and made me choose this second, I would have to go with “It’s Complicated,” “Date Night” and “Kick Ass.”
What’s wrong with this list?
1. I don’t own any of the movies. That’s how I know a movie is Thanksgiving letter worthy. If there is a countdown to the DVD release on my calendar, then it will more than likely make an appearance between the pictorial representation of the three best TV shows on my DVR and favorite live music concert scanned stubs. “It’s Complicated” had funny parts, but you won’t find it between “Incredibles” and “Knight’s Tale” in my alphabetized DVD collection.
2. I Netflixed “Date Night” and I didn’t laugh hysterically, rolling on the floor in front of my couch, as I did in the movie theater earlier this year. It’s probably due to the fact that I had a daiquiri before seeing it the first time. And anyone over the legal drinking age knows that rum makes everything funnier than it really is. Oh…and it makes your arms heavy too.
3. My Mimi gets my Thanksgiving letter. I might send her spry 93-year-old self into an early grave if she sees the words “Kick Ass” on the page. I treasure her too much to take that chance.
I know what you’re thinking: “Lincee. For the love of all things Taylor Lautner, what about “Eclipse?”
I know. I KNOW! I just can’t put it down as a favorite. I will forever be Team Jacob and probably include some sort of homage to my favorite wolf, but the letter is sacred and will go down as a time capsule portraying my adventurous life on this planet. Anthropologists decades from now will need to know that I took my movies seriously.
Plus, have you seen the werewolf on Vampire Diaries? He’s my age. Someone might be taking a back seat until “Breaking Dawn” comes out. I’m just sayin’.
I have to be honest with myself. When it comes down to it, we all know what will be the rising star this year.
The Deathly Hallows movie poster will reside alone, next to a playbill for Wicked, one of those dancing iPod people, 2 Timothy 1:7 and my new IHGB logo.
All of which I am thankful for.
Was there an awesome movie that came out this year that I have missed? Was I supposed to feel like Tim Burton was tripped out on whatever the caterpillar was smoking as I watched Alice in Wonderland? If so…not so list-worthy. Is it sad that I couldn’t remember what The Switch was about and then felt bad when I Googled it because I love Jason Bateman so much? What do you guys think?