Feb 19, 2011

Saturday Night at the Movies

We tend to watch movies we get from Netflix, an easy and cheaper way of seeing movies compared to seeing them in the theater when they are first released.  I admit that when we do go out to see the movies, we tend to hit the matinee.  So we often do not see a movie until it has been released on DVD.  Of course now we can see some of these movies without the DVD by watching them over the internet, which is amazingly good at streaming the 'film'.

We watched Alice in Wonderland with Johhny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Mia Wasikowska as Alice.  We wanted to see it as soon as it was announced on the strength of having Depp in the role of the crazy as a fox Hatter.  Work and other things, irrelevant in the scheme of time but pressing in our mundane lives, got in the way and the next thing we knew the movie had fled the theaters for more profitable markets.  So instead of spending $15 on tickets, we got it along with other movies for half that cost.  Our popcorn is cheaper by the bucket than at the concession stand as are the candy and the liquid refreshments.  The movie is a beautiful combination of live action and seamless animation.  Of course I would expect nothing less from the director, Tim Burton.

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