Sunday, February 24, 2008

My family, a meal and a good movie....Priceless

We had family day again at my house and all went well. It was like waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak….but it never did. Everyone got along great, even the under 6 set.

We usually watch a movie as well as have a dinner but it just seemed like there were no movies available we wanted…..we’d seen a lot of them already and the ones we hadn’t, we had no interest in seeing. Hmmmm a dilemma. So we looked through the bookcase of older movies I have on hand. I chose one that I hadn’t seen in a long time and no one else in the family had seen it at all. Somehow this one had slipped through the cracks, possibly because of its name. Nine Months. A movie staring Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Joan Cusack and Tom Arnold….not to forget Robin Williams. There are a few spots that sort of drag, but the delivery room scene is so hysterically funny that you will be gasping for breath. Trust me on this. Even the guys enjoyed watching, although reluctantly, because they thought it was going to be a chick flick. So don’t be afraid to rent this one, even though I think it came out in 1995. The soundtrack is a good one too for those of us that like the older soft rock type of music.

After that movie, a friend stopped by with the latest Alien vs Predator. Since the little ones were asleep by now, we watched it and I guess I’m showing my age here because on a scale of 1 to 10, I would give it a 3. Lots of gore, a plot that is nearly non-existent, lots of scenes that I didn’t understand and acting that was pretty horrible. The original Alien movie was terrific as far as I’m concerned and the second one, Aliens, was good too, but these cheap-shot spin-offs are terrible.

Tomorrow starts off another week and already we have Winter Storm Watch posted for our area beginning Monday evening; a possibility of 5 to 8 inches of new snow and strong north winds. What can I say? You all know by now just what I think about THIS. Meanwhile, I hope you’re making happy memories on this Sunday.


Brad said...

sorry about the snow love - we had a great spring day and I've been working the planting beds - looking to go to the nursery as soon as I'm sure the last frost has come.

I'm with you, I can skip the gore videos - give me a classic anytime. Giant, anyone? - hope you had a good sunday & have a decent Monday !


simonsays said...

I hope you DON't get the snow, but I don't want it either, lol.

It sounds like a good family day, and those are rare indeed, at least around here. I had forgotten about Nine Months, I need to see it again. :)

Have a very, very good evening. :)

Kelly Jene said...

Sounds like a good time, Val. I have seen the beginning of Nine Months, but never finished it. I'm not a big Tom Arnold fan, but if you say it's good, maybe we'll give it a go.

Aliens vs Predator was nasty. My hubby watched it and though I tried to stay reading the whole time, it seemed that every time I looked up, something was splattering or gushing. Gross.

I hope the reports of snow are all lies! lol

JYankee said...

Hey Val

Yeah Nine Months was GOOD! and Alien vs. shouldnt have mentioned the "age" thing...cuz I feel exactly the same WAY! LOL...sounds like a really enjoyable family day! said...

I get the storms too. As long as the electricity stays on, I'm good with it. Hope yours stays on.

Gypsy said...

Glad your family day went well Val and that there weren't any shoes I remember seeing that movie at the cinema, though barely as it was a long time ago. I do remember that it was very funny. Hugh Grant was a major mega star at the time, I think it was before the whole Divine Brown debacle though I could be wrong about that.

The Real Mother Hen said...

You know what Val, I haven't heard of Nine Months... I can't believe that because I like Hugh Grant (a lot). I like all his movies, so I'm sure I'll like this one too. In fact I'm adding this into my Netflix queue now.

SOUL: said...

sounds like a fun day--- but ya know what? not that you asked-- but i have never ever been a fan of hugh grant. ick.


happy monday.

simonsays said...

Just checking in on you...and hoping that you are doing okay.

How is the weather for you? It is HELL where I am, again. ugh

Have a good Tuesday. :)

SOUL: said...

just making my rounds-- better take advantage --while i am AWAKE! :))
hope you have a happy humpday!