The weekends are the only time I really get to catch up on my movie watching- this weekend I was able to watch two. Yay!
The first one was Mosters vs. Aliens. We took Issy to the theatres for this much anticipated 3-D Movie. It was just as funny as people said it would be and pretty clever! I have seen a lot of 3-D movies but I feel like the glasses upgrade we got this time really put it over the top. There is nothing I hate more than having to wear those flimsy little paper 3-D glasses for two hours. They are too small for adults and not sturdy enough for kids...c'mon where do they find those...the inside of a cereal box? Anyway I was pretty psyched that we got "the real thing this time"! The cast was great, and overall the film was clever and funny. The only downside was the price of the movie; at $14 bucks a pop...it hurts! Makes me wonder how on earth movie chains are surviving in this economy? To tell you the truth I forgot about the price as soon as it started and even more so when we walking out and we caught that big smile on Issy's face and the excitement of her voice asking everyone what their favorite part of the movie was...it was a huge hit...Go See it!
The second movie I got to watch this weekend was Milk. It was Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starting Sean Penn and a few other great actors like Emile Hirsch from "In to the Wild" (great Movie by the way). The movie is based on actual events from the life of Harvey Milk and his life working as a gay rights activist. Regardless of where you stand morally, the movie was amazing. I love movies that keep me thinking about what I just saw well after the movie is over...this movie does just that. Through his work, Harvey Milk has changed the lives of millions today. I give it two thumbs up. Believe me, it is well worth the $3 rental.