I haven't done a Movie Monday in a couple of weeks because I haven't had time for either movies or blog posts! Getting back into the routine this week. We had a nice, quiet weekend at home and enjoyed several good movies:
- Friday night we watched The Dark Knight with the kids. You might recall we watched the first movie, Batman Begins, a few weeks ago. The sequel was very good - Craig actually preferred it to the first because there was more action (and less brooding). Of course, we'd all heard how awesome Heath Ledger was as The Joker, and he didn't disappoint (though I am still partial to Jack Nicholson in that role). I never thought I'd enjoy so many superhero movies, but there have been some very good ones lately, including this series and Ironman.
- Craig slept over at a friend's house Saturday night, so Jamie, Ken, and I watched The Social Network. I was so excited to see it available at Redbox! Jamie was reluctant to watch it at first - not his usual type of thriller or scifi - but we all agreed it was excellent. Very well-done and a fascinating story, though very sad, as Jamie said. It's ironic that the guy who turned "friend" into a verb ended up without any real friends.
- Both boys were badly crashed last night - Craig from his sleepover and Jamie from a hike we took - so we relaxed with Despicable Me. I wasn't all that interested in seeing it at first, but I kept hearing how good it was (including from some of you!), so I gave it a shot. It was actually very good - funny and unique but also warm, which I didn't expect. The three little girls stole the show, in my opinion, but I would love to have a team of minions for myself!! They could do all the work around the house while I rested...how cool would that be!
Us three are still all in rough shape - me just so-so but Jamie and Craig both badly crashed. I hope they both perk up for school tomorrow.
If you're interested in what we've been reading this week, check out the Monday post on my book blog.