I’d forgotten what a treat it is to go to the movies until my roommate Alannah and I spent a rainy afternoon this weekend watching The Grand Budapest Hotel.  When the weather is lousy it’s easy to select a film from your Netflix queue and lounge on the couch in the comfort of your own home, but watching a film in a theater is a totally different experience.  I love setting aside a couple of hours to become immersed in a movie.  There’s something about a dark theater and a booming sound system that draws me right into the action of a film.  (It also helps that many theaters ask patrons not to text during the film – how often are you in a room with a hundred other people where no one checks their phone for two hours?)

As for The Grand Budapest Hotel, I can’t speak highly enough of it. (more…)