It’s my favorite time of year, Christmas! I’m sitting here watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer classic movie with my 3 year old, and I’m cracking up at all of the old school 1950s lessons. My favorite quote so far “No, this is man’s work!” It may be backwards, but the movie itself is still cute, and there are some good lessons, like how being different isn’t always a bad thing.
I can’t wait to watch the Santa Clause and Elf with him. What are your favorite classic Christmas movies?
Well I finally got around to watching the Host, and it was awesome, just like I knew it would be! The director did such a good job of bringing Stephanie Meyer’s story to life. The underground cave hideout that Uncle Jeb created was just the way I pictured it. The scene where Melanie walks through the desert was a great scene. I loved the chemistry between the characters, and I love that they didn’t stray too far from the book. They absolutely nailed it! Great movie, and definitely one that I plan on buying on DVD.
I love the book The Host. Way back in 2008, it was the first Christmas gift that the Hubs bought for me. I have read and re-read it, and I get lost in the parasite infested new world that Stephanie Meyer created. I was so excited to see that they made a movie from the book! It looks like they really nailed it, and the special effects don’t look cheesy at all. I’m dying to go see the movie, but I recently came down with a cold, it might have to wait. 🙁 Plus being 7.5 months preggo, I’m not sure I can sit through a whole movie in the theater. 😉 But I know whenever I do get the chance to see it, it’s going to be awesome!
Welp, watching this movie while pregnant, I should have thought to have more tissues handy. I cried a LOT. But I also laughed a lot. Sure it was completely far fetched and over the top. The stepmom who not only doesn’t get that big while pregnant with TWINS but also has a natural birth, no bedrest? Really? Hrmmmm.
I did love that they showed every aspect of pregnancy-from infertility to the heartbreak of loss-to the discomforts, and the complications that can come with labor. I loved the daddy group, and the humor in most of the situations. It was definitely a good rental, and I think most people about to or who have kids would really enjoy it.
I love futuristic movies. This one was just sort of in the middle for me. I thought the premise of time being the new currency to be very interesting. But as far as the movie engaging me and making me feel for the characters? I felt it was a bit lacking in that department. Maybe it had to do with the fact that everyone looked so young. I thought Justin Timberlake did a good job of acting. He’s done well at crossing over to acting from being a musician.
I was nervous to watch this movie, because I get really depressed at sad movies. I’m happy to say this movie took something as heart wrenching as cancer, and put a few funny spins on it. Not that it was a funny movie by any means. It was still drama, and it was still very sad in parts, but it wasn’t one of those horribly depressing movies that makes you cry for hours. I won’t give away the ending, but I will say it’s not depressing. It’s an uplifting movie about friendship, and survival.
Can I just say that I love that my library allows me to request dvds and reserve them? It’s so great to be able to watch new releases for free. Anyways, I finally got What’s Your Number, and I really enjoyed it. It was silly and cheesy, but it was a really fun watch. The main character is worried she’s never going to have a long term relationship since her number is so high. She goes on a quest to re-date her exes to see if one will be the right guy for her. Along the way she falls for her guitar playing neighbor, and ultimately realizes her number of sexual partners really doesn’t matter. I read the book, and the movie did a good job with its interpretation.
Now that most of my favorite shows have ended for the season, it’s time to catch up on movies. I have a list of movies I’ve been wanting to watch. I’m hoping to catch some of them on free rental at the library, or maybe at those $1 rental places. Here’s a list of all the movies I’d like to see this summer:
- Friends with Benefits
- The 5 Year Engagement
- New Years Eve
- This Means War
- One for the Money
- The Vow
Well it wasn’t my favorite movie, but I did have a couple of good laughs on a night when I was pretty down. I’m just so grateful that I never had crazy ass bosses like these three schmucks. It was weird to see Jenn Anniston in a bad girl role. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her play anything but innocent and sweet. The premise was three friends who all have horrible bosses. They decide the only way to deal with it is to off them. This is of course a huge mistake and they get into all kinds of shenanigans along the way. Good for a relaxing night in, but I wouldn’t watch it again.