Thursday, December 13, 2012

Movies, Movies, Movies

So, I'm a little late with today's post. Shutterfly came through earlier than expected so I've been trying to get everything ready for the post office tomorrow. I'd like to say that my cards this year are suitably geeky, but, well, they aren't. (I can feel your disapproval from here.) I needed things done, done quickly, and with as little effort on my part as possible.

Hey, I had to get 3 kids to smile at the same time, so after that, my work was done. (Trade secret - if mom says "poo" or "booty" you are sure to get a genuine laugh or smile. I'd say I wasn't proud of myself for stooping so low for one Kodak Canon moment, but I'd be lying.)

Why do I need to get my act together? Because the one movie I've most anticipated all year hits theaters tomorrow. Grandma is watching the kids, the hubs & I are doing dinner and a movie, good times.

Oh, Hobbit, please be good, please, please, please...

Of course, because I married a snarky smartass, he's been reading some reviews and relaying the negative ones to me. I do believe I said that I didn't f'ing care, we're seeing this movie.


Also in movie news at our house, we showed the kids The Princess Bride. No lie, when it first came on, the boychild mimicked Fred Savage's character here, even repeating the immortal line:



He was momentarily placated with Angry Birds Star Wars. When Buttercup was almost shrieking eel food, he perked up. By the time Inigo and Wesley had their sword fight, he was totally into the movie. This time, the girlchild was on board the whole time (she needed some prodding to watch Star Wars and Harry Potter. Now she loves them. After Empire Strikes Back, her mind was blown by Vader being Luke's dad). Final score: Geek parent WIN.

We also saw (the adults, not the childrens) Prometheus. [Potential SPOILERS ahead.] We almost saw this in the theater, but now I'm glad we didn't. I could not have watched this when it came out. The whole c-section scene would have driven me out of the theater (I hate any kind of birth scene in movies - they always screw it up and I lived through that shit, I don't want to watch it. Yeah, yeah, yeah, miracle of life yada yada.) It was visually quite beautiful, and David was creepy (but could have been more so, I think). Also, in the end, I would have been much happier with a "Payback is a bitch" response than what we got. Just saying. I didn't hate it, but I can't say I loved it either. Felt rather "meh" about it all. I'm glad we rented it.

Are you going to see The Hobbit tomorrow?
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1 comment:

  1. The older sister's birthday is upcoming, so I have to wait until she gets her own fellowship (of all her nerdy friends) together before going to see the Hobbit. I'm so scared they're going to ruin this movie - My dad read me the book when I was five. It's still a favorite.

    And what's up with Thorin, Fili and Kili? In all the trailers they have these whispy little beards. They're dwarfs! Come on!

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