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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Birthday Movies

So, yesterday was my birthday.  I have a small tradition.  On my birthday, I go see a movie.  I just love movies and can't think of a better way to celebrate.

I remember every movie I've seen on my birthday ever since I started doing this.  I'm getting old, and my memory is starting to do funny things, so I find it best to sit down and jot down the list when I have a moment of lucidity.  So, the list:

1988 - Short Circuit 2
1989 - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
1990 - Back to the Future Part III
1991 - The Rocketeer
1992 - Batman Returns
1993 - Jurassic Park
1994 - The Flintstones
1995 - 18th Birthday, so I forwent the movie to do the whole "go to the bar for the first time" thing
1996 - Independence Day
1997 - Canceled.  Summer job
1998 - Mulan
1999 - Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
2000 - Shaft
2001 - Canceled.  Family function
2002 - Men in Black II
2003 - Canceled.  Illness
2004 - Fahrenheit 9/11
2005 - Herbie:  Fully Loaded
2006 - Superman Returns
2007 - Transformers
2008 - WALL-E
2009 - Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

As for 2010, I'll probably be seeing my birthday movie this weekend.  Haven't decided what it'll be yet.  There's two classics from my childhood remade for the big screen:  The Karate Kid and The A-Team.  I'm mildly curious about both.  Predators looks somewhat good.  I wanted to see The Last Airbender, because I liked the cartoon, but the reviews have been very bad.  It'll probably be The A-Team.

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