going to the moviesI love
watching movies. I like a lot of different genres. No matter what my mood is, I
can always find something that fits the bill. When I'm feeling down, I
sometimes like a good comedy. My favorite are romantic comedies. The plot is
pretty simple. A boy meets a girl and there are road blocks to them
getting together. The lead actors are usually likable people, the supporting
cast give comic relief and villains are people we love to
hate. In the end, though, there is usually a happy ending. Romantic
comedies, or comedies in general, can be predictable but they're also
pretty entertaining. I don't go out of my way to see slapstick or
physical comedies that much. But, once in a while, I catch a good one on TV.
I like dramas, mysteries, and action and adventure
stories, not to mention documentaries. My favorite are movies that have
surprise endings that throw you for a loop . Just when you thought you
had the whole thing figured out, there's a plot twist. Good screenwriters
or directors can pull it off.
One type of movie I don't like that much are horror
movies. Scary movies just don't do it for me. But, there is one
exception. I like movies by the director Alfred Hitchcock. Hitchcock was born
in England but made most of
his films in the U.S.
Before he died in 1980, he made a lot of movies that are now considered classics.
Most of them are nail- biters; some are mysteries and some are horror
The scariest movie I think he made and that I've ever seen
was a movie called Psycho. The movie is set in a seedy motel called
Bates Motel. The main character owns the motel and lives there with his
mother. Strange things happened at this motel. People check in, but sometimes,
they don't check out. One day, a very pretty woman checks in to the motel. We
know something bad is going happen to her. Sure enough, we see her get
murdered. At the very end, we find out who the murderer is. It's one of those
surprise endings. Just when you thought you have it figured out, it turns out
to be a shocker. I won't spoil the ending for you if you haven't
seen it. I recommend it though and give it a big thumbs up. But, be
warned. It's not for the faint-hearted.
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse