I’m a big movie buff. I get excited when I hear about movies being slated for production. I get excited when the roles of movies are cast. I get excited when the trailers are released. Then, when the movie comes out in theaters, I get excited about the buttery popcorn and the fountain Coca Colas enjoyed in my seat.
I guess I can thank my parents for this love of the big screen. Back when there used to be a drive in movie theater here in Baton Rouge, my parents couldn’t afford a babysitter, but they could afford a big blanket that hid me while they drove into the drive in. I guess they would hope that I’d fall asleep in the hatchback of our Chevy Citation. Unfortunately, I’d peep from under that big blanket, wide-eyed.
Later my dad invested in the first VHS player, which was in two parts. I don’t remember if there was a remote control just yet. Oh wait. I was the remote control. It didn’t matter, because I’d get to lay down on the floor of the living room and actually eat popcorn – in the living room! Weekends were all about movies when I was growing up.
Now that I’m a parent, the tradition has continued. Each one of us has our own movie personality, and we take turns choosing which movies to watch. We’re no movie snobs at my house. We appreciate all movies for what they are – entertainment. We like dramas, romance, comedy, sci-fi, you name it.
Because we love movies so much, I’m adding a movie category to this site. You’ll get information and teasers on movies being filmed in places near me and hear about upcoming movie releases. Be sure to drop me a line if you hear of any juicy movie gossip or want to tell me any of your movie secrets!