Monday, September 27, 2010

Movie Monday 9/27

I'm finally feeling better and starting to return to normal - my own normal, that is.  I even went to the dentist this morning (what a thrill!).

Tomorrow, I'm taking the train to NYC to visit my Infectious Disease doctor.  I haven't seen her in person in a couple of years (we keep in touch by phone and e-mail).  She's a CFS expert and is one of the newest members of the CFSAC, so I'm interested to hear her perspective on all the retrovirus research.

I was still sick through most of the weekend, so I wasn't able to stay up late enough to watch any movies with Ken after the kids went to bed - instead, we're still watching episodes of Mad Men and The Mentalist on DVD - we've really grown to like The Mentalist a lot!  We did watch a couple of movies with the kids:
  • Craig had a sleepover Friday night, so I chose a movie I thought Jamie would enjoy - Surrogates, a sci fi thriller.  It's about a future world where no one leaves their homes - everyone has these life-like androids called Surrogates that they control from virtual reality chairs in their house.  Because of this, crime is almost non-existent, but when someone starts killing people through their Surrogates, a police officer (played by Bruce Willis) has to leave his "Surry" behind and step out on his own.  An enjoyable movie if you like sci fi action flicks.
  • Saturday evening, we watched a classic with the kids, The Sting, which won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1973.  They enjoyed it very much - it's fun to see such a young Robert Redford and Paul Newman.  (Craig said, "Paul Newman - isn't he the salad dressing guy?  I didn't know he acted."  Talk about a generation gap!)
Have you seen any good movies lately?


  1. I like the Mentalist for reasons that excape me. I'll have to check out the SF movie since I am a total SF geek. I've been watching Stargate Atlantis on Netflix. I am almost done with the entire series. I think Doctor Who is next.

    I also started watching Nip/Tuck which is NOT for kids or even some grownups. Myself, the jury is still out on it. I could do without the graphic sex and surgery scenes but the stories are pretty good which is why I have watched several episodes so far.

    I haven't seen any realy good movies. I caught a couple of mediocre ones on Netflix and I can't even remember the names of them. The one good one I saw was a french one, Love Me If You Dare. I liked it because it is such an unusual film with an odd ending. Its nice to see something totally unpredictable once in a while.

  2. Oh I LOVE The Sting. We began a movie this weekend and turned if off after about 10 minutes - too depressing. Later I thought maybe we should have given it more time because I love Denzel Washington. It's called The Book of Eli. Have you seen it? Gah - talk about sad.

    Anyway, I'm glad to hear you're beginning to pull out. Looking forward to hearing about your visit to the doctor. Take care.

  3. Anonymous6:28 AM

    ha ha that's funny about "the salad dressing guy"!