Tuesday, July 19, 2011

10 Movies With Friends

This afternoon I'm going to a memorial service for my friend, Michael. Way back in the way back machine I worked for him but for the last four or five years we went to the movies together a few times a month. Here are 10 movies we saw together.

1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (on opening weekend no less, one of the first ones we saw together)

2. Time Traveler's Wife

3. Inception

4. The Other Boleyn Girl

5. Winter's Bone

6. Everything Must Go (liked it far more than I thought I would and I think this might be the last one we saw together)

7. Greenberg (HATED IT)

8. Black Swan

9. A Single Man

10. The Wrestler

We saw a lot of good movies. Not all good ones but there are great memories.


  1. Your list brought me back to all the movies I watched with my mother - we watched DVDs, though; she was too sick to get to a theatre. We saw The Other Boleyn Girl together, too, though that's our only common film (well, at least, from what you've listed here).

    My condolences on the loss of your friend.

  2. I hope someone is holding your hand right now in this moment.

  3. Anonymous6:21 PM

    thinking of you, peace to you and may the great memories stand strong.

  4. I've seen all of them except for Black Swan. I always planned to see it but everyone kept saying to save it for a day when I could deal with something "heavy" and I realize that I don't know if I can ever really deal with the heavy stuff....

  5. Chili, sometimes I felt guilty that we bonded over an activity that cut out a lot of conversation but I love bonding over films so I'm glad we did it. Our third partner in film and I still go occasionally because it's gotten to be such a habit, we hate to lose it.

    Cindy, I found old friends immediately and we had good times and we parsed the good, the bad and the requisite BS we found in the afternoon. I felt tired, drained but lucky by the time I headed home.

    Thanks, Bethany. I think they will.

    Maria, while objectively I know that Black Swan was a fine movie with a lot to recommend it I wouldn't call it a must-see. I like The Wrestler, by the same filmmaker, much better. But they're entirely different. If you decide to see it I'll be interested to hear your thoughts.