a better alternative to the malls

December 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm 2 comments

i’m glad that the malls are closed on christmas day. it gives us time to reflect on the foolishness of buying gifts that nobody really wanted. it’s a waste of money for sure, but we never learn. we do it year after year without hesitation. anyway, the only ones open are the groceries to buy edibles as if we haven’t stuffed ourselves enough and drugstores where you buy the stuff that keep the depression, stress, and headaches that the holidays bring about under control. and, of course, the movie theaters.

thank goodness, the holiday season bring great movies to keep us entertained, and this year, it doesn’t disappoint with titles, such as django unchained, les miserables, jack reacher, lincoln, rise of the guardians, texas chainsaw 3d, the hobbit: an unexpected journey, the twilight saga: breaking dawn part 2, skyfall, and life of pi. there are definitely lots to choose from and there’s something for every taste.

a good movie is for family and friends to share with. it provides comfort to people who have realized that they have spent too much money during the holidays. it’s also for lonely people who don’t have anybody to spend their money with. it beats being cooped up inside the house staring at the wall and doing nothing.

i’m a movie buff myself. i like comedies and movies that inspire. as you can guess, the hobbit and les miserables would be on top of my list to watch this time around. i don’t go for horror movies like texas chainsaw 3d unless i’m with a date that gets easily scared like me.

if i like a movie, i add it to my collection when it becomes available on dvd. i don’t mind watching it again and again, especially if it’s a comedy. i find a good comedy always has a few good laughs left that you’ve missed after watching it for the first time. however, there are movies that i like but don’t ever want to see again. these include saving private ryan, cold mountain, and million dollar baby. after rooting for the struggling protagonist, he or she dies senselessly. these movies tend to drain me emotionally because they don’t end in a positive note.

once the holiday season is over, i expect the movie business will be back to normal again. with a few exceptions, it’ll be the same lame offerings one after another. so, i suggest that you go hit the theaters this week. great movies are better to watch at the theaters than on dvd.


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Growing Up Without Santa les misérables

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  • 1. AC  |  December 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    i’ve seen the hobbit and life of pi and planning to watch les miserables. anyway, im interested in anything but the twilight saga. hehehe. happy holidays!

    • 2. plaridel  |  December 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm


      i watched les misérables yesterday. highly recommended. see my review. 🙂


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