Monday, February 28, 2011

Movie Monday 2/28

Ah, the last day of February.  I can't believe we made it.  Rainy and 60's here today...spring can't be far behind!

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 cool would that be!
Have you seen any good movies lately?

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.


Renee said...

I wondered if Social Network was any good or not. I want to see The Kings Speech for sure. No movies in this house for awhile now...We have a redbox at our gas station down the street now so that will make it easier..Hope Jamie and Craig feel better soon.

Elaine said...

Sounds like you've been enjoying the movies:)
Hope and pray you all get to feeling better soon.



Sue Jackson said...

Renee - We all liked The Social Network - pretty fascinating. Redbox is awesome! We still get most of our DVDs from the library, but it's so nice to be able to gran a new release at the last minute for just $1!


Baffled said...

We just discovered Redbox ourselves. I either get movies from our library, Hulu or Netflix. I can hardly wait for some of the Oscar movies to go to DVD so I can see them. I definately want to see The King's Speech, The Social Network, Black Swan and Toy Story 3. Despicable Me looks good.

Here are my movie reviews for the last month (I'm sure I've missed some):