Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Movie Monday 2/9

Yes, I know it's Tuesday already, but Tuesday evening is the first chance I've had to write my Movie Monday summary this week! Delaware got its second-biggest snowfall in history this weekend, so the kids have been home from school all week. Then, I had to drive Ken to an eye check-up in Philadelphia this morning which pretty much took up all of my productive time of day. Another foot or two of snow is forecast for tonight and tomorrow - it's looking like the kids may not get back to school this week at all!

Anyway, we did watch some good movies this weekend:
  • We watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull with the kids. This is the "new" Indiana Jones movie that was released in 2008. We all enjoyed it, though the kids say they still like the original best. I have to say that Harrison Ford still did a good job playing the ultimate adventurer (he's 67 now!) and Shia LeBouf (one of the kids' favorite actors, from Holes) looks like he may be next in line to take on the Indiana Jones mantle....though the Internet Movie Database says that Harrison Ford's scheduled to be in Indiana Jones 5 in 2012! No question that Lucas and Spielberg make a great team.
  • Ken and I watched No Reservations Friday night, a light but pleasant romantic comedy with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart. Zeta-Jones plays a control-freak chef whose life changes dramatically when her niece enters it (played wonderfully by Abigail Breslin). It was all pretty predictable and formulaic but still an enjoyable way to spend an evening - nothing dark or depressing in this one!
  • Saturday night, we watched Rachel Getting Married. Toni mentioned this one last week, and I already had it sitting on my counter from the library! Anne Hathaway plays Kym, an edgy, very unprincess-like recovering drug addict who comes out of her in-house rehab for her sister Rachel's wedding. This is the ultimate dysfunctional family, and Kym is at the center of her family's dark past. Ken didn't like this movie. He said he hated all the bickering and thought it was very depressing. I enjoy a good hard look into the underpinnings of human behavior and family relationships, though, and I thought the movie ended on a hopeful note, that its overall theme was that terrible things sometime happen, but life goes on and healing does eventually occur.
We have another stack of DVDs here for this next snowstorm!

Have you seen any good movies lately?


dominique said...

I actually like all three of the movies, although I agree with you boys that the original one was the best.

Please keep warm and safe in all that bad weather! Wow!

Dusty Bogwrangler said...

Ah, Harrison Ford! He's been my favourite since Star Wars and is ageing wonderfully. Sigh.

Renee said...

Harrison Ford is a great actor....funny too! I have not seen any of the movies you mentioned, but they sound good....