- With the kids, we watched Planet 51, a very clever animated movie about what happens when a US astronaut lands on an alien planet that looks curiously similar to Earth in the 1950's, only with green-skinned, antennaed citizens. We all enjoyed it.
- With Craig at a sleep-over party Saturday night, we watched The Sum of All Fears, starring Ben Affleck and Morgan Freeman, with Jamie. He'd never seen a movie based on a Tom Clancy book before (this was one of his Jack Ryan stories), and he loved it! I don't know if I should recommend this one to people with CFS, though - it was so tense and suspenseful, my heart was racing!
- Ken and I watched Northfork Friday night. How to describe this movie? The word that kept coming to Ken and I was...weird! It's about a town in the early 1950's that is going to be flooded when a new dam is put into use. It sounds like an interesting concept, right? The movie centers on 6 men, all dressed identically in black, who are responsible for getting the last stragglers to leave town - a guy and his two wives who've built an ark, a guy who's nailed his shoes (with feet in them) to his porch, a devoted priest with a sick orphan in his care. The whole movie is filmed in this dark, creepy style where everything looks like it's black and gray, and, most perplexing, there is a sub-plot involving angels. Way beyond quirky.
- Saturday night, we watched Lean on Me, another movie starring Morgan Freeman, this time as the principal of a failing high school in New Jersey. It was based on a true story of how the principal took over this school that was like a war zone and transformed it. This is the kind of movie that leaves you with a lump in your throat and a chill down your spine. It's a real uplifting story. In fact, I think the kids would have liked it, too.
Have you seen any good movies lately?