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Busy season at the box office

August 21, 2013 - Pam Rodgers

The new film releases this summer have been relentless. Each week a new and exciting film is opening, and it is impossible for me, a mere human, to see them all.

Between playing/watching softball and my vacation, my summertime movie attendance has been cut down more than I like. I realize that missing movies in the theater doesn't mean I won't ever see them. This is how my winter list of rentals is compiled (it’s getting longer by the week).

The DVD/Blu-Ray/streaming options aside, there is nothing quite like seeing a movie on the big screen. No matter how big the TVs are in my house, the experience can never be duplicated.

On the rare occasion that I found a free evening, I spent some of that time at the movie theater. Most recently, I went to “Elysium” starring Matt Damon. I really enjoyed it. It was an interesting take on a dystopian world that mirrors our current society.

Beside the first half hour spent setting the scene, it was an action-packed race against the clock. Matt Damon’s character Max is put in a desperate situation having only five days to live after being exposed high levels of radiation. The answer is on Elysium, an elite society that is just outside of Earth’s atmosphere. The whole movie is his fight to get there. A lot more occurs in the film but you'll just have to see it for yourself. ;)

Hopefully now that softball is over I will be able to get to the theater more often. There are some good films on the horizon.

The summer is not lost yet. I still have some time to get to the movies released this month. I will be making time to see the “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.” I have read the entire series and eagerly await book six, “City of Heavenly Fire.” Cassandra Clare needs to finish that like yesterday. Alas, I must remain patient. She should not have to rush just to please us lowly fans. I want the series to end well and a work of art takes time.



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