Am I…a movie addict?

Addiction: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming.

I love movies. A lot. No…like really a lot. I like movies so much that I often times watch movies I have no good reason to watch. Now, don’t get me wrong, most of my favorite movies are the no thought involved, stupid humor types that can actually cause brain cell loss. But there are times, like most of this week so far, that I have just been sitting in front of the TV at night, working on the computer, and watching whatever is on. If its a favorite movie of mine, I will watch it whenever its on. Some of my favorite movies like Tropic Thunder or Empire Strikes Back, I will turn to no matter what else I’m currently watching. But to just watch a movie because its on, even if I have no particular interest in watching it? That sounds a little “enslaved to a habit or practice” to me.

This week has been particularly insightful into my presumed movie addiction. Up to the writing of this blog post, I’ve watched about 5 movies that I knew absolutely nothing about before watching them and probably should have avoided. The movies are…

  • Obsessed – A completely boring movie that was only good because I got to see two incredibly hot women, Beyonce and Ali Larter, fight it out.
  • Jennifer’s Body – Other than a 1 minute scene between Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox making out was a completely waste of a flick.
  • Extreme Movie – Michael Cera. The guy has been in exactly one funny movie in his whole career in my opinion (Superbad). He’s like the M. Night of comedy. (Notice I didn’t say one thing about the actual movie…should tell you all you need to know about it).
  • Stan Helsing – Usually the kind of stupid spoof movie I enjoy. This one…I didn’t even laugh once. Why Leslie Neilsen…why?
  • Land of the Lost – Usually Will Ferrell equates to funny in my book. This movie…I wanted to barf in my mouth.

Now, I’m sure other people have seen these movies. And maybe you had reasons for why you wanted to see them. But if you didn’t have a reason, would you watch them anyways? I think the answer would be probably not. So, does all of this make me a movie addict? That’s what I’m pondering…


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