Had a change of plans this weekend. Instead of heading west to the old homestead and my family, I ended up staying home, nursing whatever it was that brought me to my knees on Friday. Let's just say I did a lot of sleeping, took lots of ibuprofen, and was very glad I wasn't driving. I was very disappointed not to see my family, so I will be making the trip this weekend instead.
At any rate, being under the weather provided the perfect opportunity to do a little movie watching!
First up, Will Smith in I Am Legend. Creepy. And nail-biting. And very sad. Will Smith gave an excellent performance, though, as an army doctor who is the last survivor in New York City. He's trying to find a cure for a virus that has wiped out most of mankind and made zombies out of the rest. A little far-fetched, but still a good flick.
Second flick was Keira Knightley and James McAvoy in Atonement. Wow. This was an absolutely beautiful film. The cinemotography, the music, the setting, the acting...all top notch. Set in England before and during World War II, this movie centers around the tragic ramifications of a single lie. Powerful and heart-wrenching. Very well done.
Third flick was The Spiderwick Chronicles at the movie theater. This was my only outing of the weekend, otherwise I was housebound! But we went as a family on Easter Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed it. This film tells the story of a family who moves into an old house that contains a book full of secrets of the fantastical creatures that live in the nearby woods. Great fun.
Hubby and I rounded off Sunday evening with a game of Scattergories and despite my pledge to whoop his tush, I ended up losing. He is the master of coming up with very distinctive answers for this game, so really, I don't mind losing to him that much. Ha!
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