I’d like to share with you one of the best kept secrets on the East Coast: the Middle-Aged Movie Maven (on Facebook), who will clue you in to what’s really worth that hefty ticket price these days.
Written by my sister, Nancy, who has long been my own personal movie critic, this new Facebook page will give you a heads up on what to see—because I guarantee, she sees it first. Nancy sees most movies on the day (or at least the weekend) they are released. I often work in the movie business (which I’ll save for another post), and just as often, I miss something that’s already left theatres. When I do go, she’s my trusty guidepost.
I think it started sometime in the late 70s when I had a date to see Bobby Deerfield. “Oh, it’s pretty bad,” she said. “I saw it twice.” I should have listened. We could have saved the $3–or whatever it was back then.
Well, since then, Nancy (who also writes the Craft to Heal blog) has become a savvy critic who will not sit through a bad movie twice. Sometimes, she has even been known to walk out of a movie (like Accepted). Others she will sit through, but begin complaining about before the ending titles start. Her years of dedicated movie-going have sharpened her senses to where she can whittle out the point where the movie goes wrong—or right, and she divulges just enough to help you decide whether you to what to run to the theatre yourself.
So far, Nancy has hit 4 movies in 10 days. Visit her page for reviews on Bridesmaids, The Hangover II, Pirates of the Caribbean 4, and Thor. I’ve seen two of these myself and agree with her—see if you do too!
So here’s a special bonus for you, to guide your summer movie-going enjoyment:
**Make sure to “like” it when you get there!