“What movie made you fall in love with watching movies?”
Art imitates life. Oscar Wilde would probably pelt me with rotten tomatoes, as I’m not really in a philosophical mood right now, so I’ll just hastily say that this means that art is a depiction of what real life is about.
Movies, I’d like to think, are a form of art. Movies are not so much about being a form of escape from reality, as they are about imitating life. Life is about self-expression, and movies- as a form of art- provide an avenue for that.
I’m one who has always been a sucker for this form of art. And the movie which started it all, which made me fall in love with watching movies, was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. It warms my heart to this very day whenever I think about this sci-fi movie about a lonely boy who befriends an alien stranded on earth.
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Since E.T. has served as a springboard for my movie addiction, I knew that I simply must have an app which feeds this “cinematic hunger”, so to speak. Lo and behold, I stumbled upon GMovies which they say is the “ultimate pocket app for your movie fix”- and for good reason!
GMovies, the first of its kind here in the Philippines, is a free app powered by Globe Telecom which acts as a one-stop shop for movie tickets. Here, you can view showtimes, book the best seats, and buy movie tickets without breaking a sweat. Long lines at the cinema ticket counter are now a thing of the past.
Even with an unassuming movie like E.T., art does imitate life. Although the existence of aliens is still debatable, what E.T. as a movie imitates about life is the poignant friendship the boy had with an alien. If that’s not what life is all about, I don’t know what is.
How about you? What movie made you fall in love with watching movies?