- Friday night, we all watched Limitless, about a very cool sort of sci fi concept. A newly developed pill allows the person who takes it to use ALL of his/her brain (instead of the 20% scientists estimate we normally use), which results in some amazing brain power! The main character, played by Bradley Cooper, becomes very successful taking the pills but gradually discovers there's a price to pay. We all enjoyed it, and Jamie and I agreed that CFS is like the complete opposite of taking that pill!
- I went back to Redbox Saturday night, and we watched Source Code, another movie based on a very cool sci fi concept. Jake Gyllenhaal is trapped in a loop, replaying the same 8 minutes over and over again, to try to prevent a terrorist from setting off a huge bomb on a train. It's like a fast-paced, high stakes Groundhog Day. We all loved this one, too - great suspense.
- Ken and I watched Adventureland after the kids went to bed and really enjoyed that one, too. Set in 1987, recent college graduate James (played by Jesse Eisenberg of The Social Network fame) is forced to return home to Pittsburgh for the summer when his trip to Europe falls through. He's not only stuck with his parents but also with a rotten job, manning the carnival games at a local amusement park. The only thing that saves his summer is his pretty co-worker, played by Kristen Stewart, but things with her are complicated. I loved the setting, the time, and the music (I graduated in 1987, too!). There are funny moments in the movie, but it's also got some depth. Lots of fun.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Movie Monday 9/26
Despite such a rough week last week, we ended up having a very nice weekend - just the right balance between getting stuff done and enjoying some quiet family time. Jamie was feeling a bit better Saturday and Sunday and was able to have friends over for a couple of hours each day, so that perked him up quite a bit. He still needed a good bit of downtime, so we took advantage of that and watched some great movies: