Husband and I had a date last night. We were originally supposed to go to a birthday party (which had a "theme", and I? Don't like "themes".) Short story long... he's got a cold and I'm feeling kind of blue lately - so we just did dinner and a movie. Besides, the girls had been begging for one of their favorite baby sitters to come over. They needed a break from us, too. (She is an AWESOME baby sitter, if you're looking...)
the movie we saw was "Jumper". Having not read the books (I'm sure I'll hit a sci-fi period in my personal reading life someday but it just hasn't happened yet), I was a little lost... and I HATE Hayden Christiansen (reminds me of those spoiled awful boys who went to my high school, with Keira Knightly being the girl version. He ruined the new star wars movies for me)... surprisingly I actually liked the movie. A lot. The only problem is that now, if I read the books, his annoying, falsely entitled face will be stuck in my memory as the main character. Maybe I'll start with the Griffin book - since that character was mysterious and I kept wondering where he came from.
Who are we kidding? I'll be sticking with chick lit and Oprah's pics this year I'm fairly sure.
Anyway. I liked the movie, and would even watch it again if it was on cable.
Also? I saw "The Nanny Diaries" on pay-per-view last week. (Jen, sorry! I should have told you so you could watch also!) It was VASTLY different than the book, with just enough similarities to make it recognizable. I liked the movie WAY more than the book - and that almost never happens.
You know what also almost never happens? Four movies in a month that I haven't seen before. (Which include "Harry Potter / Order of the Phoenix" and "Juno" that I watched on my Nano.) Hey Mrs. Nielson? Are you still up for the Boleyn's? I could possibly set a personal best since having children were I to make it FIVE!!!