Sunday, July 19, 2009

movie reviews and more

i have never, ever been good at writing titles for anything, especially blog posts. the title is supposed to be a tease and give you a clue as to what the post is about---hard to do when i have no clue what the post will be about. and yes, i've tried writing the title after writing the post and that doesn't work either.

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friday we saw the new harry potter movie. living with the girl, who's read the series forward and backward elebenty hundred times, means we are rarely surprised when we see a hp movie. we know the big events. even so i cried a bit. i am always struck by the scenery and storytelling and i get swept up in it. i love these movies. i liked the teenage dialogue in this one--there was humor and emotion though i don't think there was as much suspense or drama per se. i was glad to see the character of luna again, i like the willowy, there-but-not-there quality of her. i also, despite the events in this movie, still like snape. i always have. maybe it's alan rickman i really like, but i can't help liking snape's character too. oddly enough of all the characters harry's really my least favorite.

we saw the preview for new moon again and yes, i also can't wait to see that, fan girl that i am. we saw a preview for where the wild things are--one of my fave kids books ever---i didn't know they were making it into a movie. it actually looks good.

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saturday the weather was gorgeous. sunny and breezy, not too hot, but warm. so nice. the kids swam and i mowed. the hubs worked on refinishing a coffee table that belonged to my gma. he is so sweet on stuff like that. it really means a lot to him to have something like that to pass down to the next generation.

saturday was also the night the boy has been waiting on for weeks. he and the hubs went to a wrestling match. meanwhile the girl and i got pedicures (this place was much better than the one i went to before, where i had my first and only pedi so far. i'm not trying to be racist, but this place was staffed by vietnamese ladies and they were awesome. i was disconcerted a bit by not understanding a word they said to each other though.) and grabbed some food and a movie--he's just not that into you. eh. it was ok. i liked some of the story lines. i liked a lot of the characters.

11 comments:

only a movie said...

Last year I got pedicures on a fairly regular basis for the first time in my life. This year, I decided to do my own and spend the $ on other things. :-) But it's still fun...

I am w/ you on the HP movies. Some of the first one was filmed close to where i lived in the UK, so it hooked me right away. I also loved all the books.

Glad you had a good weekend!

Gal Friday said...

Hey c.k.! I have to go back and read this whole entry, BUT...I was just entering Bloggerworld myself to begin a blog and was just thinking of what I might title my own blog entry and thinking my titles are so often so...meh.

Gal Friday said...

"i was disconcerted a bit by not understanding a word they said to each other though.."
This made me think of that Seinfeld episode in the nail salon(where they all spoke in Korean)..heh..heh..
I always wish I were more into Harry Potter, when I hear and read about other people's excitement over any new books or films in the series(or even the "Twilight" series). I have only ever seen the first two Potter movies, but know what you mean about sexy Snape/Rickman in it.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

We've been netflixing True Blood this summer. Not sure your daughter's age and this is over the top racey, but my 20 year old daughter and I love it to bits.

Saw HP with daughter the other day and loved it.

Hotch Potchery said...

I was disappointed with "He's Just ....", I thought it was going to be more like "Love Actually" which is an all time fave.

I need a pedi BADLY. I might even go today. Seems your pictures while jogging was a good idea, I think Penny is going to do it today....thanks!!

How was the wrestling?

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Yay for pedis! I love them but rarely get them. he last movie we saw was the Hangover and it was funny. I've never watched any of the HP movies. Maybe someday...

Astarte said...

DH is at the movies right now with the kids watching HP. I went to the grocery store, since he's going to be gone all week. I'm not huge on the movies, anyway.

I have such a crush on Alan Rickman. I like Snape a lot, especially after reading the last book. I cried and cried reading his chapter.

We watched Knowing this weekend, with Nicolas Cage. If you haven't, don't bother. It's good right up until the last half hour, when they blow the whole thing. That's two hours I'm never getting back.

Penny said...

Sounds like you had a really great weekend.Mine was good,except now I've got a cold :(

I'm so jealous of you guys getting a pedicure.I've been desiring one for ages now,and would seriously love one right about now.

drollgirl said...

oooooh! i can't wait to see new moon and where the wild things are!

Penny said...

I have never read HP or Twilight and I've never seen the movies but in general I like books more than movies. I'm almost always disappointed in the movie.

Fragrant Liar said...

I'm a HUGE Harry Potter fan too. I will stop whatever I'm doing to watch it on TV. I'll also be in the theater soon to see the new one on the big screen.

And New Moon. YES!!