Alex Quoted in The Press Democrat on Christmas Day Movies
Yesterday I did a quick phone interview with a writer for The Press Democrat, a New York Times regional newspaper based out of Sonoma County, aka California wine country. I spoke with her about the tradition of seeing movies on Christmas Day, a tradition that I've been following myself for years. The article was published this Christmas morning, for those who are curious to check it out. It's titled "Movies could attract record attendance today" and includes quotes from numerous people, including yours truly, about movies on Christmas and potential hits (I made a prediction that Marley & Me might be the top earner today).
"'Obviously, given the number of films that studios put out on Christmas, it shows that they are confident in it as a launching ground,' Billington said." I'm not even sure why I do it, but I've always been going to movies on Christmas Day with friends. Last year it was Sweeney Todd, the year before that it was Dreamgirls, and this year it might be Marley & Me (although that's not official). Not the usual choices, but that's what makes the tradition so fun. To me it's not a chance to escape, I suppose it's a way of showing my gratitude towards Hollywood for putting out such an interesting selection of movies every year.