I couldn’t tell you one single movie that is in theaters right now.
That used to be a huge part of my life! I always knew what was playing! Going to the movies used to be one of my favorite things! But these days, with COVID, and kids, and just a life where I constantly feel like I’m behind on things… a trip to the movie theater just can’t be justified. After all, there’s laundry to be done. (Ugh.)
Also… I think I just don’t watch ads as much as I used to? I think I used to get a lot of my upcoming movie knowledge from commercials? Or hell, the previews before other movies used to plug me in a lot! I am just not exposed to as much long-form advertising as I used to be.
And one more thing… I don’t care as much. If you cornered me and made me answer, I’d still say I was obsessed with the Marvel Universe and looking forward to the next one coming… but I don’t know when that is? Is Doctor Strange 2 out? I know I haven’t seen Moon Knight, or Hawkeye, or… Falcon & Winter Soldier? Did I finish that? Hell, I don’t even remember. I walked into Best Buy the other day and saw the Blu-Ray for the new Ghostbusters movie with Paul Rudd. That shook me, because I didn’t even know that was made yet. It is literally available for purchase, and I thought that whole movie was still just a rumor.
Am I just getting old? I know I don’t scan HBO or Netflix or Prime or HULU as much as I used to… I mostly just go to my DVD library and pick something out to watch. I mostly prefer movies I’ve seen before… is that a getting-old thing?
I don’t know what’s happening. I don’t think I like it, but then again, I don’t want to change anything.
~Jake from 98.7 The Bull