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Movie Monday 1/24

Posted Jan 24 2011 7:25pm
Whoops...almost missed my Monday post again!  Very busy day, though I didn't anticipate that.  Jamie just had one mid-term today (his last), so I picked him up at 9:30 am and convinced him to come to the mall with me for both driving experience and a bookstore stop.  He deeply regretted saying "yes"!

Our first (and only) stop was the Apple store where I told him my Genius Bar appointment would only take 15 minutes.  We were there for 3 1/2 hours!!!  However, I am grateful to my assigned Genius, for his persistence in finally solving my bizarre problem.  I've been unable to upload photos to the internet for a few weeks now.  I won't bore you with the details, but he finally figured out there were a couple of corrupted files on my computer.  I'm back in business now!  Only problem is that one of the corrupted files was somewhere within iPhoto (the Mac's photo software), so he was able to save all my original photos (thank goodness), but I lost all editing I'd done to photos.  If you need me for the next six months, I'll be re-fixing red eyes on 10,000 photos!

Anyway, I'm sure you don't want to hear about my computer problems because it's Monday and that means movies!  We fit in a few this week
  • In last week's overflowing summary, I forgot to include the DVD I watched Saturday night while Ken and the boys were snow tubing.  I enjoyed Ladies in Lavender, starring Judi Dench and Maggie Smith as two elderly sisters living in an English seaside village, sometime between the World Wars.  During a storm, a mysterious young man washes ashore next to their house.  They bring him in and end up nursing him back to health.  The twist?  The man doesn't speak English and can't tell them where he's from or what happened to him.  The ladies become very attached to him, though as he heals, it becomes clear he will eventually leave them.  It's a sweet and gentle story, with a few twists, made especially enjoyable by the excellent acting.
  • When Ken got home on Friday, we watched Ironman 2 with the boys.  You may recall we saw Ironman last weekend and everyone enjoyed it so much, they wanted to see the sequel right away (one advantage of being so far behind in seeing movies - no waiting for the sequel!)  Ironman 2 was just as entertaining as the first movie, with some good performances by Robert Downey Jr, Gweneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, and Scarlett Johansson.  Lots of fun!
  • Ken and I went out to dinner by ourselves Saturday night (gasp!  can't remember the last time) and left the boys with pizza and Clash of the Titans.  We only saw the last few minutes, but they said it was great.
  • Ken and I skipped movies this weekend because we are still making our way through the last season of Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter.  There are 19 episodes, and we only had one week to watch them (couldn't renew because there's a waiting list), so we've been cramming them in.  Actually, it's overdue now, but we still have it (we're so bad) - just 4 more episodes to go!  It's an excellent TV show about a free spirit Oklahoma City police detective (Hunter) who has a real-life guardian angel named Earl.  It's a mix of police drama and spirituality, and Hunter is amazing in it.
Have you seen any good movies lately?
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