This past weekend is exactly the weekend I love – a weekend filled with things to do, people to see, and time to spend with my husband!
On Friday, Angie and I went to the movies. Due to some weird scheduling, over the past two weeks we saw SEVEN movies. Normally, we see three (maybe four) movies a month. Maybe. But these past two weeks our schedules worked out, so we could see seven. Brett went to one, Shooter, with us. But other than that, it was just the two of us.
Here are the movies we saw:
Zodiac – Excellent! Very suspenseful and well told movie about the Zodiac killings in San Francisco in the 70’s.
Wild Hogs – Somewhat lame comedy about middle aged motorcyclists. William H. Macy stole the show, since Tim Allen, John Travolta, and Martin Lawrence just phoned it in.
Ghost Rider – Nicholas Cage stars as the comic book hero who makes a deal with the devil. A lot of more Satanic references than we expected. Not worth the money or a rental.
Premonition – Sandra Bullock does a great job acting, but the plot about the woman who is living the days of the week out of order and trying to stop her husband’s immanent death was thin and not very believable.
Shooter – Mmm… Mark Wahlberg stars in a gripping story about a man hired to stop a presidential assassination, but is (instead) framed for it, and how he manages to redeem himself. Very good – rental material!
The Last Mimzy – This was billed as a kids’ movie, but neither Angie nor I thought it was appropriate for kids (although our theater was filled with them!). It is about two children who find futuristic toys and then have to try and save the future. A good premise that gets very weird at the end – sort of hinging on a non-Christian view of a “new Adam and new Eve.” Not worth the time.
Reign Over Me – Adam Sandler surprised us both with a strong dramatic story about a man who is emotionally traumatized after he loses his wife and three daughters in a plane on September 11. Don Cheadle stars as his long-lost college roommate who becomes his only friend. Angie and I really liked this movie and felt it was a solid drama well worth our $8.50.
Along with the movie, we enjoyed the previews for the upcoming movies and tried to come to a consensus on which movies to put on our “list.” It’s funny –whenever we watch a preview, we turn to each other and often ask simultaneously, “Is that on our list?”
Our list gets long sometimes, and we have to switch the movies to our Netflix lists if the DVD comes out before we can make it to the theater.
Here are a few currently on our “list”:
Meet the Robinsons
The Lookout (we like Joseph Gordon-Levitt!)
Land of Women
Spider Man 3
Fantastic Four – Rise of the Silver Surfer
Now, we probably won’t be able to see them all, but that’s what makes Netflix SO great!
When we weren’t watching the movies, we checked out Angie's new fancy-dancy-all-in-one-phone – she can e-mail and everything! So cool!
As usual, we had a great time, but I got in trouble when I was a game night. People were like, “Hey! Invite us next time!” So, I guess I’ll have to do that!
I ended up getting home around 1:15 a.m. on Saturday morning. We started the moves at 3:40 p.m. on Friday, so I guess you could say it was long, FUN night!