in 2009. Prior to that, I went in 2007. I have always had good experiences, unlike some local shoppers today fighting over TV's at Walmart and purses at Dillards, and I have never seen things get so out of control like the shooting at Nordstrom's in Chicago. I haven't braved the crowds in five years, and I'm just fine with that. I don't need any big ticket items, and the amount of gifts I have to buy has dwindled. I can get a lot of it online, which is the super-easiest way to shop! Did you brave Black Friday?
The thing is, I rarely like the movies that are recommended to him. Snatch, Moonrise Kingdom, Inglourious Basterds, Burn After Reading, In Bruges, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, to name a few. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou grew on me. I didn't like it the first two times I saw it.
However, today's movie is not going to grow on me. Have you heard of Birdman with Michael Keaton playing the lead? I always think of Michael Keaton as Mr. Mom, a film that was popular the year I graduated high school. That, and Beetlejuice, which was just creepy to me. I know he played Batman, but I don't enjoy comic-book hero movies, either. I like Emma Stone, who played his daughter, but I didn't like her character, or lack of character, actually. The storyline was unimpressive, and parts of it were just weird. Someone told us they laughed so hard, but I didn't think anything in it was funny. It was actually quite depressing. A washed up actor with a highly dysfunctional family and group of friends tries to write, direct, and star in a Broadway show. In my opinion, it had no redeeming qualities. It's just my opinion!
Next time, I am choosing the movie! I still haven't seen Gone Girl, Mockingjay, The Judge, or Horrible Bosses 2. I think I will enjoy those four. What type of movies do you like?