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Going to the movies

I 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 stories.

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

genre - gatunek (film)
to fit the bill - (idiom) nadawać się
a plot - wątek
road blocks - (idiom) blokada
likeable - przyjemny
lead actors - główni aktorzy
supporting cast
- drugoplanowa obsada
comic relief - rozładowanie napięcia
villain - czarny charakter
we love to hate - z przyjemnością nienawidzimy
to go out of one's way to do sth- zadawać sobie wiele trudu, żeby coś zrobić; wyjść z siebie, żeby coś zrobić
slapstick = a comedy where people fall down
to throw sb for a loop - zaskoczyć, wytrącić z równowagi
to figure out - wykombinować, wymyślić, dowiedzieć się
plot twist - zwrot akcji
screenwriter - scenarzysta
director - reżyser
to pull it off = to succeed
(they) don't do it for me
- one nie są dla mnie
classic - klasyk
a nail-biter = a scary movie
the movie is set - film jest zlokalizowany
seedy - obskurny
main character - główna postać
sure enough = just as I expected
a shocker - something surprising
to spoil the ending - popsuć zakończenie
a big thumbs up = to approve
the faint-hearted - bojaźliwy

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