Okay, peeps, since a few of us thought it might be a fun idea, it’s time… for our first Virtual Chick Flick Comfy Couch Night!
Basically, it’s pretty simple: we all need a little time off to sit and chill out and take some time for ourselves. And what’s better than a movie? A little popcorn, a snuggly blanket, feet up… and we’ve got 2-ish hours, all to ourselves! I’m hoping we can see some movies we’ve never seen before, but maybe always wanted to, or rediscover some classics. And then we can chat about it afterwards. So far, we’ve got me, and tafel, and Jade, and Tova… did I miss anyone? So that’s a good start. And if you want in, jump right in.
The “rules” for our little movie club are pretty straightforward:
- Watch the suggested movie, at your leisure, but within the month. (Is that enough time for everyone? Too much?)
- Use whatever means you wish — rented, owned, DVD, BluRay, NetFlix, Youtube… Whatever works for you. But if it’s illegal I DON’T WANT TO KNOW.
- Come back ready to discuss whatever you liked/hated/whatever about said movie in the first week of the next month. I’ll start the discussion on the first Wednesday of the month. ATTENTION READERS: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. I’m just sayin’. And in the meantime, I’ll see if I can get some threaded discussion plugin working here so it makes it easier to reply/discuss. Or something. (This part I am still working on.)
- Come back with a suggestion for future movie nights. (Let’s try to keep it relatively mainstream: no slasher flicks, no porn, nothing ultra-violent…) Then we can decide as a group what to watch next. Or I can pull it out of a hat. It’s all good.
How does that sound to start? Yes? No? Anything I have forgotten?
Okay, in honour of Jade’s comment:
Hellooo? Movies? Planning? Organizing?
I am IN! Now, wake up that idea. Go ahead. Use the bellows. It’s not completely dead. Mostly dead is still slightly alive.
I agree with tafel’s suggestion:
aaaand in honor of Jade’s remark, the first movie MUST be The Princess Bride.
Plus it’s just FUN. And I’m guessing most of us haven’t watched it in awhile. So there you go: Our movie for May is
The Princess Bride!
(ETA: Here’s a link to the IMDB page and trailer if you have not heard of the movie before. Thank you, BDH.)
We’ll find something new for June.
If there’s anything I’ve missed, let me know in the comments below. Otherwise… go forth and enjoy!