Movie Review

Conner and I went to Hollywood Video the other day (I’ve become an OC addict, so I’m rabidly watching the first season on DVD right now), and there were a bunch of movies on sale for $2.50.

We bought the following (including my thoughts on the movies):

  1. Alfie
    1. This movie was a little dark, but it was good. Jude Law is good as always, and I think I’m becoming more and more of a Susan Sarandon fan.
  2. I ❤ Huckabees
    1. This movie was wacky! If you like the kind of movie that has lots of utterly random parts… you’ll like this one. I really enjoyed it.
  3. Vanity Fair
    1. I’m in the middle of watching this now. Throughout the movie, it had my attention, but I wasn’t sure where it was going. I think it had the potential to either be great or to be okay.  Turned out it was just okay.  I’d be interested in reading the book to see if that was any better.  But, Reese Witherspoon can sing.
  4. The Bourne Supremacy
    1. We had watched this before, when it originally came out, but now that the third one is out, we wanted to re-watch the first two. I like this movie, my biggest problem with it is that these movies are nowhere near as good as the books, which are really stellar. The books are fantastic–actually, Robert Ludlum is brilliant, in my opinion. So, this is a good action film, but if you really want an intricate storyline, you have to go to the books.
  5. Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
    1. We haven’t watched this documentary yet (even though I have to admit that I’m looking forward to it.) I’ve read the book, which I thought was fascinating. I think I want to read it again, actually, because there were a lot of details about what happened that I don’t think I fully absorbed.
  6. L4yer Cake
    1. I have no idea what this movie is about. Conner wanted to buy it because it was really cheap and by the same produce of Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, both of which he thought were great. I wasn’t crazy about those movies–although Snatch was better the second time around, when I kind of knew what was going on.
  7. Coffee and Cigarettes
    1. Again, no idea what this is about. It’s got some good actors, though, so we’ll see.
  8. TransAmerica
    1. Haven’t seen this one either.  I’m interested because I’m a Felicity Huffman fan.
  9. The Assassination of Richard Nixon
    1. This was Conner’s choice.  He read a biography of Richard Nixon, and now he talks in a Richard Nixon voice whenever he comes up.

At Conner’s request, we also rented Hot Fuzz.  We watched it, and I was surprised at how good it was.  It was really funny, and funny in a real person kind of way (in parts).  It was hilarious, and just fantastic.  You should see it.

More movie reviews to come… we’ve been watching a bunch lately.

Happy Anniversary!

My brother and his wife have been married for 10 years.  They’re an incredible example to me–they are so much in love, and have a beautiful relationship.  I don’t talk to them nearly as much as I’d like to–one of the troubles with being a working mom, I guess–but theirs was the first relationship I saw that was successful and healthy, so they’ve been instrumental in showing me the kind of love that I want to have.

I hope that Conner and I will be as happy after 10 years as they are.

Baby Kisses

Oliver gave me a kiss today!  It’s the first time he’s done that.

I gave him a kiss, and he very deliberately pulled my face close to his, and pushed his lips into mine.  So sweet!  He did it twice, and he kissed his daddy on the nose.

I cried.  Of course.  🙂

The Football Gene?

I wonder if scientists are soon going to discover the football gene in men?

Yesterday we were at a BBQ with Oliver.  We got a football for him to play with, and he was running around with it having a great time.

At one point, he ran in between two trees, and I yelled “Touchdown, Oliver!”, and he stopped, threw the football on the ground, and started dancing.  It was SOOOOOO funny, I wish I’d been taping it.

Now, Conner doesn’t play football.  We don’t watch sports at all.  How in the world did he know to do that?

I assume it must just be built in?