Enough with Disney and Pixar and pint-sized fare. Let's talk about movies for mommies (and daddies)! Maybe it's a summertime thing, I dunno, but I'm heavily in love with two big movies that are out RIGHT NOW and I want more! More date nights! More escape from reality! More gut-busting tubs of popcorn! Here are my recent faves:
Iron Man. Iron Man! I cannot tell you how much I loved this movie! I'm not a huge fan of superhero/action hero movies, but I can get into some of them. This one was perfect! So much so that I promptly added Robert Downey, Jr. to my list of Celebrities I'm Allowed To Have Sex With Should The Opportunity Arise (and even though my husband suspects RDJ might be smelly, I've decided that I can live with that). This is the perfect movie. Great story, great acting, great action and the violence was not so terrible that I had to hide behind my hands. I can't wait to see it again.
Sex in the City. Sex! In the City! No, I haven't seen it yet (since it just came out) but Yes I will as soon as I can find someone to go with me. I loved the series, and I'm no sex-starved (well, a little), cocktail-sipping fashionista. These are not real women, but they are funny women, and I love them. I hope they keep on making SITC movies so we can all age together. Are you going to see it?
On DVD: We subscribe to Netflix, which is totally not working for us. We pay for two movies a week, but we NEVER remember to mail them back so we end up keeping them for a month. Then we forget to update our queue and we end up getting something that we really weren't in the mood for (like Gandhi, when we really wanted Casino Royale, which I've seen three times and still love.) But like my Costco membership, I'm afraid to give up Netflix because I might regret it later. Here are some winners we've seen:
Juno: About as perfect as movies get. Your husband will like it, too. It's so freaking funny.
Michael Clayton: Somewhat confusing plot, but excellent acting and story, and George!
Away from Her: Julie Christie is like 70 and still a total babe! Lovely, depressing movie about loving a woman with Alzheimers.
Lars and the Real Girl: Really weird but totally charming movie about a guy who falls in love with a blow-up sex doll.
No Country for Old Men: Disturbing but addictive. Guy with a Dorothy Hamill bob goes commando on everyone he meets.
I'm pretty sure there are bunches more that I'm forgetting (momnesia), but it's a start. I do, however, remember two recent and utterly forgettable movies: 27 Dresses (saw it on a plane) and Enchanted (my husband picked this out!). Didn't much care for either one.
What have you seen lately on the big or small screen that you loved, and what are you dying to see? Bring on date night!
(And, UGH, I see that the word 'totally' is totally re-entering my vocabulary. And have you ever seen so many exclamation marks?! I guess movies make me totally excited.)