Friday, April 12, 2019

Killing Time

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Theme: Why I watch movies (as if I need a reason)...

In-flight movies help me kill time... and also distract my attention away from the uncomfortable crowded seating. (Hey, that's another way I use movies to escape!)

I watched The Notebook (2004) during a flight and felt silly bawling my eyes out, surrounded by strangers. Sheepishly looking around, I saw numerous sobbing passengers and exchanged compassionate, understanding, glances as we wiped our tears. So, leaning across the aisle, I commiserated, "You too?" The guy nodded affirmation.

I've watched many a movie while in the air, but none as memorable.

Time flies with films in-flight.

On a side note... The above image contains a shot from Flawless (2007), and it so happens I wrote a review of that film during my very first A to Z Challenge! (Click here for the review.)

What do you do when you want (or need) to kill some time?


  1. I love watching movies when I have extra time. I went to the theater to see Bridges of Madison County and at the end there wasn't a dry eye walking out of the theater.

  2. When I was traveling a lot, I would read or do crossword puzzles. I think the only movie I've ever watched inflight was "The Sandlot."

  3. @Susan ... I still haven't seen Bridges of Madison County! I added it to my list for my movie binge day after the A to Z challenge ends. I'll be sure to have a hanky ready.

  4. @John ... Reading and crossword puzzles. I like those too! I have books and crossword puzzles on my phone so when I'm out and about and find I need to pass time (say, at the doctor's office, for instance) I have those handy.

  5. Out comes the kindle, check emails, news headlines, blog posts, read a chapter of a book, write - write - write . . .
    On an airline flight, I love to watch movies to pass the time. It requires no effort or extra lighting.
    (AtoZ Theme: very short stories/various genres)
    K is for: Kolaches with Birds and Bees

  6. The second best bit about a long flight is movie binging. I watch films I probably wouldn't otherwise have seen. As for spare time. I'm addicted to Codeword puzzles! The best thing about flying? I have to admit it's the drinks trolley, they usually have some very good malt whiskies!

    My A-Z of Children's Stories

  7. @Gail ... thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Happy A to Z-ing... nearly half way through!

  8. @Keith ... Codeword Puzzles! That's taking crossword puzzles to a whole new level. I'm gonna give it a try.

  9. I usually only need to kill time when I'm waiting with my husband or my mom at their doctor's appointments. I play Candy Crush on my phone.

    Janet’s Smiles

  10. @Janet ... I've never played Candy Crush but I imagine that's a great way to pass time while waiting.