1.17.2011

Movie Mayhem

Would it sound really lame if I told you we watched three movies (well, four across the entire family unit) over the course of this lovely holiday weekend?

No?

Good. I knew I liked y'all.

Saturday night, after Annelise hit the hay of course, Scott and I settled in to peruse the Pay-Per-View options.

I know, we walk on the wilder side of life.

By mutual agreement we decided on SALT since we both like thriller/spy/action movies and hold The Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum in high esteem (though the Ultimatum is a wee bit iffy on my part because of excessive camera jolt-y-ness). For the first part of the movie I could not. stop. staring. at Angelina Jolie's horrible blond wig and found it highly distracting, as in I couldn't really focus or relax until she dyed it boot black. Overall though we thought the movie was pretty good but not quite up to the level of Bourne. The dialogue could have been better instead of using gratuitous curse words for empty emphasis but the plot twists and action were entertaining.

Sunday night Annelise went home with Pappo and Grandma after evening church for a sleepover, so Scott and I, party animals that we are, decided to watch Inception on PPV. I don't know if it was the cozy fire or the previous late night but barely an hour and possibly only two levels of dreams in I was asleep in my respective recliner. I woke up just in time for the ending, which made absolutely no sense based on how I spent the last hour. Since you can *rent* a dish-on-demand movie for 48 hours I was able to watch it again this morning, and I must admit, even bright-eyed and coffee fueled I'm still not sure if I *get it, get it*. I mean, I think I do, but there are sooooo many twists and levels of dreams and back and forths between what is real and what isn't my brain is still reeling. But I liked it. And I think I get it.

Then, because we just couldn't help ourselves Scott and I went to the matinee today to see this:
(Just me & my shadow, Colin and Geoffrey)
Oh my goodness! The King's Speech was perfectly delightful. It was like an intimate peek into the workings and dynamics of the royal family during crisis (approaching war with Germany, abdication) and also an uplifting story about overcoming personal challenges. If you get a chance, you must see it.

Not wanting to be left out Annelise went to see Secretariat with Pappo and Grandma today at the $ theater and said she really liked it. I wonder if this will ignite a horse-y phase for her?

I'd say we've seen our quota of movies for a while.

Well, at least until next weekend.

Kidding.

Maybe.

Have you seen any of these movies? Did Inception bruise your brain too (but in a good way)?

6 comments:

  1. I have seen none of them, although I really want to see The King's Speech and Secretariat. We'll see if I actually make it to the theater for The King's Speech.

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  2. Inception was awesome! we got it for husband for Christmas so if you need to see it again sometime to sort out all the dream stuff...it is kind of weird like dreams are, but pretty cool movie. wanted to see Secretariat but never did. we'll watch when it comes to Netflix I guess. maybe same w/ King's Speech

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  3. I'd like to see Secretariat too.

    I hate to sound like I'm justifying an R rated movie or anything, but The King's Speech is rated R for language, just FYI, most of that is contained in one section--so I was surprised it was R, some PG-13s are much worse.

    I'm still thinking about Inception!

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  4. I loved Inception! I could watch Leonoardo do anything. BTW, do you watch "Suite Life on Deck"? It's on Nick or Disney, or one of those kids' networks. The Sprouse twins, Dylan and Cole, are the main characters. I think that the better looking one looks more and more like a young Leonardo DiCaprio as he gets older. Anyone else see that? I'm just sayin'. :)

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  5. BriteCloud: I think you are right about that. :)

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  6. I haven't seen Salt or Inception, but I totally and completely loved The King's Speech. SO good, and I agree with you that the rating was surprising. I'm usually not down with that word, but somehow I felt it was rather triumphant in this instance. I would let my 14 year old see that movie, and there are very few PG-13 movies that I feel comfortable letting her see.

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