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A CHANCE TO BOND WITH MY KIDS OFF THE FIELD WHY MOVIES MATTER
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Well, the Oscars are almost upon us, and I really couldn’t tell you who the nominees are. As I’m sure the parents reading this can relate, my movie selection is largely limited to what the kids want to watch. Personally, I don’t mind. The more films we watch together as a family, the more I find that my kids and I have very similar tastes. From when I was young, I enjoyed animated comedies that passed as kids movies back then. But the kinds of movies that are coming out today, like “The Incredibles,” are really impressive in both writing and animation. There are jokes and emotional beats that people of all ages can relate to, and the visuals are so believable it makes me wonder how the special effects we had in my generation were ever considered “realistic.” Now, whenever I try to show my kids classics like “Tom and Jerry,” all they can say is, “Wow, Dad, this looks so old!” I try to tell them how impressive it is that every frame of what they’re seeing was drawn by hand without the help of computers, but at the end of the day what matters to them is how the action looks on screen. There’s just no room for those old shows to compete. nominated by some academy of Hollywood elites, doesn’t matter to me.” “At the end of the day, the genre of the movie, or whether or not it’s been
I still have my favorites, though. When I was probably too young to be watching it, my uncle showed me “Smokey and the Bandit.” I can’t say I actually understood the plot — concepts like bootlegged beer and runaway brides are a little over the head of a preteen. But very little of that mattered once the car chases started. To this day, I love a good car movie. Whenever a new “Fast and Furious” comes along, you can bet my son and I are getting the Blu-ray. Now, according to my wife, I have a soft spot for romantic comedies. If believing this helps her justify putting on her favorite genre from time to time, then so be it. But with this newsletter as my witness, I deny any and all claims that I get “sucked in” to these kinds of films. I’m just a good listener and a supportive husband. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. At the end of the day, the genre of the movie, or whether or not it’s been nominated by some academy of Hollywood elites, doesn’t matter to me. What I find valuable is the way these films bring us together in the living room and let us enjoy a shared story. Our family is constantly on the move, from sports to time spent at the clinic. Those moments when we can slow down and spend time together off the field are important to me. So whether or not your favorite movie made the Oscar list this year, I propose that what you’re watching matters less than who you’re watching it with.
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