movies and memories
March 17, 2014
Movies make powerful memories partly because they make us feel
understood. They make loneliness, love, embarrassment,
disappointment, fear, sadness, joy and weirdness real, universal
and okay. They give us words for our emotions and permission to
feel them (or escape them), often in good company.
And movies bring us back. In a Back to the Future
way, sure, transporting us from ancient Rome to the suburban mall
to 'some time in the distant future.' But they also bring us back
to ourselves, to some of our most vivid memories.
How old were you when you saw
The Wizard of Oz? We can remember our family room
couch and the potato chips. Who were you with the first time (or
the 3rd time) you saw Return of the Jedi, Say
Anything and Titanic? Bet you can call up
images of Darth, Lloyd Dobler's boombox and the moment when Rose
fell for Jack Dawson. How many times have you seen Elf
and laughed at the same parts ('Did you hearrrr that?')?
You've been swept off your feet, double-crossed, called into
battle, utterly heartbroken, blissful, betrayed and inspired.
You've been the hero, the villain, the comedian, the underdog, the
love interest and the girl next door. All from the comfort of your
couch or for the price of admission. As Roger Ebert said: "We
feel the same emotions for our ideas as we do for the real world,
which is why we can cry while reading a book, or fall in love with
When was your last movie night? If you had to think, well, all
work and no play makes no sense whatsoever. May we suggest watching
Harry Potter from your homemade fort, having a midnight
Twilight trifecta or cuddling up to watch West
Side Story for the first time or after all these years?
Check out the Rotten Tomatoes Top Movies list (you can sort
by genre, release year or go for all-time best), slip into pajama
pants and don't forget the popcorn (lately, we can't get enough of
Wise Sweet & Salty, but to each
his own, movie buffs).
Oh and look for specially marked
bags of your favorite Wise snacks for a free M-GO HD movie of your
choice. Better yet, enter our Movie Night Sweepstakes through April 30, 2014.
The perfect ending to our story.
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