Saturday, October 08, 2005

A little "me" time

Hubby is off for the weekend on a last-minute moonlighting gig, so I am single-parenting it once more. As a pick-me-up, I treated myself to a movie sans children this afternoon. Just Like Heaven was fun. I've enjoyed Mark Ruffalo since 13 Going on 30, and Reese Witherspoon is also a favorite, so I pretty much knew I was going to enjoy this one. Most critics didn't care for it too much, so that was another clue that I'd probably like it. (Anyone else out there usually like the films the critics pan?)

Before hubby left, we took in a movie with the kids on Thursday night, seeing Tim Burton's Corpse Bride. It was mildly entertaining, although Brian said it was one of the few times he actually wished he hadn't paid money to see a movie. Ouch. What is it with Burton's preoccupation with death, dying, and life after death?

Still haven't seen The Greatest Game Ever Played, but hopefully we'll get to it before it leaves the theaters. Also on our list of movies to see as they are released are Dreamer and Wallace & Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Yup, I live in California, and all I can find to do with my free time is go to the movies.

4 comments:

Thumper said...

Eh, what do critics know? We saw Just Like Heaven last week and we both enjoyed it.

If we don't spend all week looking for a house, we might go see Greatest Game, too. Though I know it's going to make us both want to go hit some golf balls on the driving range, just what my back needs...

Jenni said...

Yep - I can generally choose the movies I want to see by what the critics bash. Interesting that way....I loved Just Like Heaven.

DJG said...

I also like the movies the critics diss. Haven't seen Just Like Heaven yet but my kids liked it.

Mrs. Darling said...

we saw wallace and gromit this weekend. It was good but I have to say I slept through part of it. My husband thought it got to slow in the end. I'm not really a cartoon/ claymation fan so I really cant be the judge of it. But th ekids loved it!

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