Monday, October 08, 2012

Movie Monday 10/8

Well, we had another loooong week with Craig stuck at home, trying to recover from his knee surgery.  He finally returned to school today - woohoo!!  Not sure if he will make it in again tomorrow - he is pretty tired and in a lot of pain now - but it's a start.

So, he spent much of last week on pain killers and zoned out watching TV.  He watched innumerable episodes of Practical Jokers, his new favorite show, and went through many episodes of The Office on DVD (most for the 10th time or so).  It's very hard to convince Craig to watch movies he hasn't seen before - he likes to stick to old favorites - but in bored desperation, I did talk him into a few comedies (his favorite genre):
  • We watched National Lampoon's Vacation, a classic comedy that I have seen probably a dozen times, but it was Craig's first time.  As expected, he loved it and we laughed a lot, and it maybe convinced him that  Mom isn't totally unreliable when it comes to movie recommendations!
  • We also watched one of Ken's old favorites, Airplane!, but the old jokes and silly puns didn't go over very well with Craig.
  • Friday night, in need of familiar comfort, Craig asked if we could watch Planes, Trains, and Automobiles again. This hilarious comedy starring Steve Martin and John Candy is our go-to movie for our worst sick days when we need a lot of laughs!  Somehow, it is even funnier when you know exactly what they are going to say before they say it!
  • Saturday night, I went to Redbox to pick up a movie Craig has been wanting to see: What To Expect When You're Expecting.  I was pleasantly surprised by it. From the ads, I expected just goofy comedy (which was why Craig wanted to see it!), and it was funny, but it was also sweet and heartwarming. It's an ensemble drama/comedy about a bunch of couples who are all expecting babies. In typical fashion with these ensemble casts, the couples didn't know each other at the beginning, but various connections between them became apparent as the story unfolded.  I even cried a bit toward the end!  It's not going to win any Oscars, but it was an enjoyable, entertaining movie.
  • Last night, with Jamie home for the day, we introduced the kids to another old favorite, Fletch.  Since Craig enjoyed Vacation, I thought he and Jamie would both like another classic Chevy Chase comedy...and they did!  Lots of laughs, plus a fun plot about a reporter (Chase) who is undercover to investigate a drug ring.  Chase's disguises and fake names are the best part!
Ken and I continued to watch episodes of The Good Wife and Treme on DVD, both amazingly good shows, and cried over Grey's Aanatomy!

Have you seen any good movies or TV shows lately?

1 comment:

Renee said...

Sounds like lots of movies being watched in your home...thank heavens for distractions when we are feeling punk.....None watched here....