Monday, September 10, 2012

Movie Monday 9/10

 I am determined to try to stay on top of my blogging this week!  So here is my Monday post...on Monday! Woohoo!  I am so proud of myself.

For those interested, here is a quick update to yesterday's update on Jamie and college.  He stopped by this afternoon to pick up a math assignment he left here yesterday (CFS/Lyme brain fog or normal teen absent-mindedness?  Always hard to tell!).  We talked a bit about how he's been feeling and whether various new things we've tried are helping.  He said he is doing MUCH better than he was a month ago and was better last week than the week before.  He thinks it is mainly due to the beta blockers he started the week before college.  He has noticed better stamina, better sleep, and the ability to do more without crashing.  It produces a positive domino effect, just like when I started beta blockers, because the more you can do, the more your muscles become conditioned and better able to circulate blood to heart and brain, furthering improving your overall condition.  He was, however, developing one of his Lyme-induced light sensitivity migraines, so he was rushing back to campus to take his migraine meds (which are also working well!).

Anyway, movies.  Ken was gone all week, and Jamie was in college, so we didn't watch many movies, but I squeezed in a chick flick for myself!

He's Just Not That Into You was a typical all-star cast romantic comedy, but I enjoyed it.  Good escapism fun.  The cast includes Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, and Jennifer Connelly, as well as other familiar beautiful faces.  It is about a bunch of young people (late 20's/early 30's?) all struggling to find the right person.  Some are dealing with the dating scene, and some are married or committed (with varying degrees of success).  All are trying to find happiness.  Interspersed among their stories are brief clips of real people (I think?) talking about their own relationship ups and downs.  It was fairly light and fun and quite well done - an enjoyable evening spent on my own.  Jamie saw a bit of it yesterday on TV and said he'd like to see it, too.

Less successful was my attempt to watch an independent film, Starlight and Superfish; its DVD cover was filled with awards from various film festivals.  Its description sounded like it was a thought-provoking comedy, about a man stuck in a sort of purgatory after death who must face various aspects of his life before it is determined whether he will move forward to heaven or hell.  In reality, it was just really weird!  It starts with this accountant guy who can't figure out why he can't leave his apartment or open any cupboards.  Then a British glam rock group shows up (I am not making this up!) to provide guidance to him on his spiritual journey.  The whole thing is very cheaply made, with poor production values, and just completely bizarre and surreal!  I only made it through a half hour before deciding I couldn't take anymore.  Then I immediately sent a message to my old high school and college buddy who used to watch weird movies with me (anyone ever seen Liquid Sky??)  Crazy.

Have you seen any good movies lately?

5 comments:

  1. No movies this week, except for one on the Hallmark Channel called, Puppy Love. Silly, sweet and easy to watch when you are feeling yucky.

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  2. We rented Hunger Games last night. I've read the books which I liked with only few minor things that bugged me so I was looking forward to seeing the movie. It was really well done. I thought this would have been focused on the action like most movie adaptations. I was pleasantly surprised that it stuck to the book and remained character driven which meant many slower sections in the movie. Lots of scenes with almost no dialog or action. I really enjoyed it and I already want to watch it again to see what I missed the first time around. There are many big name stars in it and I love the way it looks both from the set and production standpoints. I love that there is almost no musical score to it. Hubs thought it was okay and the kid got up in disgust (he likes shootem up movies so this wasn't too much of a surprise). Well worth renting particularly if you liked the books.

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    1. Oh, I forgot to mention The Hunger Games! We did actually watch that, too, last week, but it was our second time. All four of us read the books (and loved them!), so we saw the movie in the theater when it first came out (our one movie out all year!!). Craig wanted to watch it again this week, so we got it from redbox. I agree - the movie was SO well done.

      Sue

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  3. Hi Sue,

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    Thanks again for the information.

    -Patrick

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  4. Well, I went to the theatres and watched Nemo 3D with a couple of 8 year olds, lol! Always a classic.

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