2015 in Movies

2015MoviesI saw 114 movies this year, one less than last year, but I went to 13 different movie theaters. Including tickets I bought for Jeremy, I spent $1336.71 on all these outings.
2015InMoviestubsIn order:
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Babadook
Two Days, One Night
Blackhat
Cake
Black Sea
Timbuktu
Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Jupiter Ascending
Focus
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Chappie
Run All Night
The Divergent Series: Insurgent
Cinderella
Get Hard
It Follows
While We’re Young
Furious 7
Woman in Gold
Ex Machina
Clouds of Sils Maria
True Story
Unfriended
Child 44
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Far From the Madding Crowd
About Elly
Pitch Perfect 2
Mad Max: Fury Road
Tomorrowland
Aloha
I’ll See You in My Dreams
San Andreas
Entourage
Spy
Jurassic World
Love & Mercy
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Inside Out
Infinitely Polar Bear
Dope
The Overnight
Inside Out (twice)
Back to the Future
Terminator Genisys
Trainwreck
Ant-Man
Vacation
Southpaw
Samba
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation
Pixels
Mr. Holmes
Phoenix
The Fantastic Four
The Gift
Ricki and the Flash
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Mistress America
Straight Outta Compton
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
American Ultra
No Escape
The Visit
Sleeping With Other People
Sicario
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Everest
The Intern
The Keeping Room
Black Mass
The Martian
99 Homes
The Walk
Steve Jobs
The Final Girls
Mississippi Grind
Crimson Peak
Room
Goodnight Mommy
Beasts of No Nation
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
Bridge of Spies
Truth
Burnt
Spectre
Goosebumps
Suffragette
The Peanuts Movie
Spotlight
Brooklyn
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
Trumbo
Secret in Their Eyes
Creed
The Danish Girl
Legend
Krampus
The Lady in the Van
Carol
The Night Before
The Big Short
Chi-Raq
In the Heart of the Sea
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Good Dinosaur
Sisters
Youth
Daddy’s Home
The Revenant
Concussion
Joy
45 Years
Anomalisa

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Overheard While Waiting For the Movie to Start

Movie #99 of the year, Carol.
CarolFORTY-SOMETHING LADY ON A DATE: I got the new iPhone, because my old one, the screen was cracked. Well, the new one, the login has six characters instead four. It’s very inconvenient for me.

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Overheard While Getting Tickets

Movie #98 of the year, The Lady in the Van.
LadyintheVan
INT. THE  LANDMARK LOBBY – DAY

OLD LADY: (To her old husband) Herpes. No wait, you have shingles!

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Helping Underage Teens Get Into the Movie

Movie #81 of the year, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.
Paranormal Activity Ghost DimensionGrowing up in Michigan the movie theaters really didn’t care if you were under the suggested age limits for movies. I remember seeing plenty of R-rated movies without nice being asked for ID or having to wave at my mom in the car to come in and give her consent. Of course teens these days are annoying with their cell phones that they have to check every five minutes, so I actually don’t mind that they check IDs… except when they keep asking me for mine.
PA6Anyway, we arrived early to see the last Paranormal Activity movie and three teen girls asked if we could help them buy tickets. I had already bought ours ahead of time, and we had time so Jeremy said sure. Of course Jeremy was black and they were white, possibly Jewish, girls so the cashier said no bueno because the adult with them had to be a guardian. Jeremy persisted, talking to a manager and eventually they relented and the three girls all got their tickets. For safety we went up to the ticket taker with them and they got in no problem. And best of all they didn’t check their cellphones the entire time… something the stupid teen girl in front of me didn’t do.

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Funny Old Man

Movie #73 of the year, 99 Homes.
99 HomesI arrived fifteen minutes early for the movie, and found the middle four rows to be mostly empty, despite when purchasing my ticket those four rows were all filled. And of course, the end of the row seat that I took had people already there in the seats next to it, an older couple. As I sat down the old man tried to play a joke saying, “This seat is taken,” referring to my seat. I joked back, “Yeah, by me,” but I don’t think either of them heard, because a few seconds later his wife said, “Yeah, it’s taken by him,” (referring to me.) I smiled and laughed back and then the old man tried another joke saying, “They don’t turn off those lights” pointing to the lights above me. I smiled and replied, “Good, because I’m scared of the dark.”

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Dodging Vomit on the Way Out

Movie #60 of the year, Straight Outta Compton.
Straight Outta Compton
It’s been rare as of late for Jeremy and I to go to a movie later in the day, let alone at night. But because of our schedules we wound up going to a 10:00 pm screening of Straight Outta Compton. Two and a half hours later when the movie ended it was time to leave the packed theater, but we noticed that the line filtering out of the auditorium was going rather slow. Well, when we reached the hallway out we found the reason why: vomit. There was a stream of vomit on the carpet on the left side, and then a few steps later more vomit on the right side, and then just as we were about to leave: vomit on the edge of the garbage bin. Seems like somebody had too much fun at the theater…

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Overheard After the Movie

Movie #35 of the year, San Andreas.
San AndreasNON-SARCASTIC  LADY: What a good movie. That was amazing.

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