#fridaynightmovie - The Origin of, & Choices for July 13, 2018

Every Friday night, for as far as I can remember, I'd watch a movie, to somewhat signify the end of a "working-week". Some folks down alcohol to drown out their lament, or boogie their collective-asses off, to quell their week-long anger and frustration, to perhaps even to celebrate the good week ... I personally prefer to indulge in movies and films, which take me to another dimension of entertainment and, quite frankly, allow me to soak IN what I see, instead of my constant creation and efforts in the media industry (*I had worked in films and tv for nearly a decade, a lifetime ago ...). The "irony" never escaped me, and I'd often felt it was a decent "balance" to my work+personal life, innit?

Years on, after my "gainful full-time employment" had expired, as I journeyed unto the www-highway (with TOYSREVIL), followed by my Stroke in 2010 (at the ripe old age of "41"), that similar #fridaynightmovie experience now still lives on, even if I watch and enjoy films by myself ... and while I no longer watch night-time films post-Stroke (*as I cannot weather the anxiety nor crowds, alas), I still do enjoy daytime viewings, thanks! Just that most times I watch them alone, as "everybody" is at their 9-to-5-work, innit? :p

Not needing to jump on any pity-wagon joy-rides, I indulge in however I can - via my home DVDs (still no Blu-ray all these years :p), online viewings (*Don't judge me if I don't judge you*), or at the very least a rousing round of movie trailers on youtube (Trust me, it drains me as much as it excites me lol).

All this with a distinct desire to stick to a "routine" = A self-given "habit", if you will, something to stick to doing - amidst all the excitement and different cyber-journeys my daily bloggery can afford me, (which very much parallel my previous workalife of designing and art directing for film and television - making it hardly feel like a "9-to-5") - something that I can STILL physically do, even after surviving Stroke.

A perceived sense of "regularity", I suppose. At the least something that can still keep me grounded in "the community", and reconciling with what I had "lost", and the life I used to lead ... without sounding as "dire" as I might be writing now though LOL

AND of course I love watching films! Enjoying the good ones, and forgetting the bad ones LOL

With that all said, these were my Friday selection - I always choose four, then little down to one, sometimes even choosing to watch something else instead (*Oh but for the power of "CHOICE")... this Friday was no different, alas :p

The four choices were:
- "Gremlins" (more then twice)
- "Battle Royale" (much more than twice)
- "Franklyn" (just once before)
- "Nikita" (much more than twice)

I don't crave for "new" as much as I do not mind rewatching those films I adore & enjoy (*Welcome to my #filmlife) ... but like I mentioned earlier, in the end I opted to watch / rewatch something else entirely: "THE INTERN" - starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway!

The storyline might not be tip-top (what's up with the ending? LOL), but the story itself - which features an aging gentleman acclimatising to the modern world for the "young", is something I can relate to and feel for these days (although I am still over 2 decades shy of his character's age, fhanks ... but still... :p). It was a swell light-hearted and wet-eyed way to end a week, I say. Heh.


"The Intern is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed, written and produced by Nancy Meyers. The film stars Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway and Rene Russo, with supporting performances from Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine and Zack Pearlman. The plot follows a 70-year-old widower who becomes a senior intern at an online fashion website. The film was released on September 25, 2015 by Warner Bros., received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $194 million worldwide." (Wiki)