Monday, December 12, 2011

Movie Monday 12/12

Whew - busy time of year.  Not much time for relaxing with movies.  We spent our weekend filling out scholarship applications, doing make-up work (Jamie - he missed a another week of school),  shopping, and finally getting our Christmas tree and decorating it!  But we did watch a couple of holiday-themed comedies on Saturday evening:
  • I had a few new movies from the library, but the boys voted to watch an old favorite, Planes, Trains and Automobiles.  It was the first time Craig had seen it.  We all laughed hysterically, of course!  The more times you see it, the harder you laugh because you anticipate all the good scenes and lines.  "It may not be pretty, Officer, but it gets me where I want to go." Afterward, Jamie said, "Laughter really is the best medicine!"  Must be because he felt much better on Sunday and went back to school today.
  • After the kids went to sleep, Ken and I opted for another light holiday flick, Four Christmases, starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn.  It's about a couple who have avoided their families for years and end up having to visit all four parents (both of their parents are divorced) in one day - lots of dysfunctional families and sibling angst, along with an all-star cast.  It was about what you'd expect - light and fun, an enjoyable comedy with a heart.
  • Since all of our favorite TV shows are on hiatus, Ken and I have been watching a new series on DVD this week, Treme.  It's set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and I'd heard excellent reviews of it.  We are loving it so far!  We used to live in New Orleans and love the music and the visuals in the show, plus the acting and the storylines are good, too.  We found ourselves humming its theme song all day yesterday!  Makes me miss my favorite city.
Have you seen any good movies lately?


Toni said...

Tony and I love Treme. I think it's the only show that we record that we never skip the credits on...we just love to hear the music!

Annie said...

Have just started watching Treme here too Sue! I also took Harriet to see New Year's Eve on her request. Pretty average but it passed a Sunday afternoon fairly pleasantly.... I am still working through In Treatment and enjoying it.

Sue Jackson said...

So glad to hear others have discovered Treme as well! We are really loving it. And, Toni, I do the same thing - sit and listen to the music while the credits roll! Always leaves me with a smile on my face.

Annie - I thought New Year's Eve looked pretty good - major all-star cast, huh?


BobbyD said...

'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' is one of our favorite movies for silliness, hilarity and that warm feeling it gives. One of my favorite scenes is when Candy gets his coat arms stuck on the seat while driving.


Sue Jackson said...

That's one of our favorite scenes, too, Bob!!