Movie night


My daughter and I have a tradition- we go to the movies together and see films that interest us. It’s usually a lot of fun. Sometimes we watch winners, sometimes not. In any case, it’s a good time and it breaks up some of the monotony of day-to-day life.

Well, this summer didn’t seem to have any really good front runners, so I was willing to settle for second best. At some point I want to watch “Dunkirk,” but it’s not out yet. Well, my daughter really wanted to see “Wonder Woman,” which was kind of a mystery because the old TV series was out when I was a child, and it had been out of production for decades when she was born. I had visions of a tawdry remake, and I planned on sleeping through the show.

Boy was I wrong. “Wonder Woman” turned out to be a highly entertaining production, in my opinion it justified the high ratings and stellar sales that it has received. If you don’t have anything better to do, and you have some spare time and loose change, give it a watch. It’s really fun.

But that’s not really why I’m writing. While “Wonder Woman” was great and well worth the price of admission, I was very excited by a movie trailer that played before the film started.

Another movie that I saw long ago (and it helped to form my opinion of what sci-fi should look like) was the original “Blade Runner”, a movie so bad-ass I have no words to describe it. The production was awesome, the plot terrific, and the acting was world-class. If I had to compile a list of my all-time ten best movie favorites, “Blade Runner” would be up towards the top.

So imagine my excitement when I saw that “Blade Runner 2049” would be out this October, with Denis Villeneuve directing and Harrison Ford reprising his original role.

This is going to be flipping’ epic.

In preparation for watching this long-awaited sequel, I am going to re-read “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick, and of course, I am going to re-watch “Blade Runner.”

My daughter is excited as well. Awesome to indoctrinate her with a classic.

Movie night in October is going to rock.

4 thoughts on “Movie night

  1. As a dad I can say straight up that hanging out with your daughter and having a shared interest is the best thing imaginable. My girls and I love Brooklyn Nine Nine. A great Friday night is me cooking burgers and we all sit down to watch re runs that are funnier than the first time we saw them.

    Might just watch Blade runner with them in the near future…


  2. We are going on opening night, for sure. Agree having a common interest is a good thing, there is so much else they could be getting into. And Brooklyn 99 is funny as hell.


  3. big plus from me. I also do this, although i have two daughters and some of the movies we pick requires just me and the eldest (but i make it up with the youngest – i may scream if i have to watch another My Little Pony). I have also instilled a love of scifi/fantasy in my eldest but she hasn’t quite come around to reading what i suggest – there are just too many young dystopian future novels out there these days for the kids to consume to worry about dad’s old Sara Douglas books et al. Although she had a good chuckle at a Terry Pratchett audio book in the car the other day. Can’t do much better than ask for a kid that gets Terry Pratchett humour.


  4. Loved “The Long Earth.” And we got past the “My Little Pony” stage relatively unscathed. Hey, it’s a good thing if the kids love to read. Books have gotten me over a number of rough patches in my life.


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