Beating boredom: Marathoning it up
So I’ve recently purchased a TV series on DVD, which I will try not to go into to much detail about, as my friends can attest to, I won’t stop talking about it once I get going. All I’ll say is: 21 Jump Street… watch it. Amazing.
But in the past weeks that I have been rushing home to watch my already overplayed DVDs of this ’80s hit show, an idea hit me. Not a new idea obviously, but one that inspired me to pester various peers to join me for an evening of film watching.
Movie marathons can be some of the best nights with friends, or just a great way to spend a cheap night in and pass the time you’d otherwise spend twiddling your thumbs. Movie nights in general are pretty great, but why not make an event of it and pick up multiple films that cater to a certain theme. The easiest way to go is to pick an actor or actress and indulge in their repertoire of work. To up the ante, try to pick films that weren’t necessarily their best or that are lesser known. This will help open your eyes to films that are off the beaten track but that are extraordinary in and of themselves, or to appreciate the professional development of your favorite thespian.
You can alter your theme in a multitude of ways. You might want to stick with the work of one director, or to a category such as Oscar award-winners, etc. Once that’s decided hit up a site like IMDb to gather a list of films that fit your theme and then go about your own ways of getting your hands on these titles (I’m a Blockbuster gal myself, but heck you can watch anything for free on the Internet these days).
The best bit about these kinds of activities is the ability to get cozy in your bed in your PJs with some popcorn or whatever movie snack you prefer, and be comfortable.
So pick a free day, call up some friends, or go it alone, and start marathoning.