Sunday, November 21, 2010

At the movies...

Friday afternoon this felt like it was going to be a movie weekend.  I haven't been to the theater in a while, and, rather unbelievably, there are several movies out now that I'd be quite happy to see with the full impact of the theater experience.

First off, and lowest on my preference list, is Megamind, the DreamWorks production about a evil genius turned superhero (or something like that).  This one I'd only see because of my kids.  Fact is, if they see it and I don't, they'll be trying to discuss it with me...'Remember the part when [insert something hilarious to boys here] happened, Mom?'  And they'll conveniently forget, over and over again, that I didn't, in fact, see it with them.

Movie 2?  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1.  I'm a big Harry Potter fan, and this is the big ending...or the beginning of the big ending.  The trailers are hyping the movie as an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat, super-charged blockbuster.  And if they're sticking with the books, there should be a touch of romance too.  And you know how I love a touch of romance...

Okay now we're moving into the movies that are truly my cup of tea...the romantic comedies.  And there are two!  Morning Glory, with *sigh* Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams, and Love and Other Drugs, with the adorable Jake Gyllenhaal and the toothsome Anne Hathaway.  I would be perfectly happy whiling away a rainy (or sunny) afternoon watching these movies back to back in the theater by myself.  It's been a while since I've seen a romantic comedy, and I'm going through a bit of a withdrawal.  Soon I'll be pulling out my go-to holiday fave, The Holiday, but not yet, and I need a little something to keep me going till then.

And now the weekend is ending and I haven't been to the theater.  Maybe this Thanksgiving week...

How about you?  What would you see if you had a free afternoon at the movies?  And definitely give me your reviews if you've seen any of these movies!!

5 comments:

David Cranmer said...

I am so out of it because other than Harry Potter I didn't know one of these films. So I guess I would go for the boy wizard and friends.

Lucy said...

I want to see Morning Glory and Love and other Drugs too. That said, I'm a little concerned about all the "nudity" hype attached to Love and other Drugs but I'm hoping that's all it is - hype.

Still no desire to latch on to the Harry Potter craze though, no matter how good people say it is.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'd see Easy E, Megamind or the Harry Potter. But I've no free afternoon to spend!

Stacy said...

I haven't been to the movies in ages either, but I'll see the latest Harry Potter with the Future Mayor over Thanksgiving weekend.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Haven't heard the nudity hype, Lucy. I'll hope for the same as you.

I'll have to look up Easy E, Green Girl...I've not yet heard of that one.

Maybe I'll be just as lucky, Stacy. :)