Lots of movies are coming out this year that I would love to see in a theater, rather than waiting for DVD.
Here’s the list, in order of release, with release date. Boldface indicates movies I will not miss in the theaters – the others I will be disappointed if I have to miss for one reason or another:
- Iron Man – May 2
- Speed Racer – May 9
- The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – May 16
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – May 22
- The Incredible Hulk – June 13
- Get Smart – June 20
- Wall-E – June 27
- Hancock – July 2
- The Dark Knight – July 18
- The X-Files: I want to believe – July 25
- The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emporer – August 1
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – August 15
- Quantum of Solace (James Bond) – November 7
Hmmm… 13 nights of babysitting to line up, plus approximately $234 in movie tickets (assuming $9 per ticket, and that my wife will accompany me). That’s gonna screw up my budget a bit. If I keep it to the essentials, that’s still $90. At least it’s double digits.
Okay, let’s say I get discount tickets for $6 through work and go after the restrictions are lifted (which may be too difficult a wait for some of these, but let’s just assume I can hack it): cost for all = $156; cost for the essentials = $60.
Of course, that doesn’t include the concession stand….
Sometimes I hate loving movies.