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Movie Monday 1/6

Posted Jan 06 2014 5:15pm
Well, between more holiday days last week plus snow days when we returned home, our family had lots of down time together, so we watched a couple of good movies. As always, with two teen boys and a husband, they are all suspense/thriller/action movies, but if you like those these were both good

Friday night, my younger son had a friend sleep over, and my husband wanted to watch his alma mater (Oklahoma State) play football, so my older son and I picked a mystery/thriller from Amazon Prime. We settled on an older movie, Copycat, about a serial killer. Holly Hunter does a great job as the SF detective trying to catch an elusive serial killer, and Sigourney Weaver plays a serial killer expert who has become a recluse ever since being attacked by a serial killer who'd read her books. It's a tense thriller filled with twists and turns. And, though it took me a while to recognize him, Harry Connick, Jr. plays the killer who attacked Weaver's character - you have never seen him so ugly or creepy! We both enjoyed it.

Saturday, our younger son went to the movies (you can see who has the active social life around here!), so the rest of us watched Elysium, a sci fi action film that my son has been eager to see. It takes place in 2154, when the earth is a mess and its wealthiest, most powerful citizens have left the planet to live on Elysium, an idyllic space station orbiting earth. Anti-immigration laws prevent the poor masses from coming to Elysium (ah, perhaps a bit of a political statement here?). Matt Damon plays an Average Joe who dreams of someday getting to Elysium with his childhood friend, Frey. The plot was unique and suspenseful, the acting good (Jodie Foster also stars as the evil Secretary of Defense on Elysium), and the movie is filled with nonstop action.

Have you seen any good movies lately?
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