Reporter's Notebook: Film Fanatic
By Sam Boykin I’ve always loved movies. One of my favorite things as a kid was going to the theater with my parents, both of whom were film geeks. Growing up, I was one of those wackos who stood in line on opening night to see giant, culture-changing blockbusters like Star Wars and Batman. The energy and excitement inside the theaters were palpable, and the sensation of being transported via the lights, sounds and images to another world with hundreds of other people was magical. But then, somewhere along the way, my fondness for going to the movies dried up. I’m not sure whether it was that as I grew older I became less tolerant, or people in general just became more rude and obnoxious.