Tuesday, September 4, 2012

I love movies

This past weekend, I went to the local movie theater with my friend from school, Margie. Because of the rain, it was a perfect weekend to watch a flick. We went to see Hope Springs with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as an older married couple whose marital spark had bit the dust. They attend a weekend in Maine at an intensive counseling session with Steve Carell who plays their psychologist. I thought it was a sweet, quiet, and touching movie.

Quite unlike The Hunger Games, which I watched Friday night. Loved it, but it was super intense.

When I came home after watching Hope Springs, and throughout the weekend, I actually felt as though I appreciated my husband all the more. I still feel that way.

Here’s the trailer.

 

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I love watching the previews of new movies while I’m at the theater, and am including two that I’d really like to see.

 

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Looks interesting.

And then this one with Clint Eastwood.

 

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I don’t go to the theater very often, so it’s kind of special when I do. Just wanted to share with you and hope your week is off to a good start ~

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24 comments:

Tiggeriffic said...

I don't go to movies very often either. especially "R" rated ones. My grandchildren from Chicago don't understand.. it's O.K. I have just made a stand and won't go to even PG13..I just can't trust them.
Have a great tiggeriffic day~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

Country Gal said...

Me either , I prefer to watch movies in the comfort of my home , I can pause if I need something or need go to the loo , ya know things like that ! I will have to look out for Hope Springs as I do like Maryl Streep ! Thanks for sharing with us and glad you enjoyed your night at the movies ! Have a great day !

Barbara said...

I saw this one last week with some girlfriends, too. There were bits of it I wasn't impressed with, but overall, I enjoyed it and feel it sent a great message about marriage. Now, if we can get more husbands to see it...

MaggieGem said...

I love me movies too... but I don't see too many in the theaters anymore. These three quite entertaining, think I'll add them to my list!

jinxxxygirl said...

Just love when people do movie reviews...i've been known to do a few of my own.. lol...Not interested in seeing Hope Springs just not my kind of movie...I agree that The Words looks interesting and i always love Clint but i'm not sure i'd pay movie prices to see either one . I'll probably rent them.
Hunger Games was so so.....book was much better(which is usually the case)I enjoyed the latest Bourne movie which i did not expect to...I also enjoyed Snowhite and the Huntsman ...not great but i liked it. I liked the Expendables 1 movie last year but not the latest Expendable 2...i felt like they were trying too hard....ahhh...most people don't agree with my movie opinions but i thought i'd offer them anyway. :) Hugs! deb

Low Tide High Style said...

We almost never go to the movies because our local theater is horrible, but we did sneak in a movie while we were in Williamsburg recently. I can't wait to see The Words, it looks like it will be really good.

Kat

Ellen said...

John and I saw it a few weeks ago - it was good. I like to be entertained and it certainly did. Glad you enjoyed it too.

Cloudia said...

isn't it wonderful how art can open our hearts to our own situation?


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Carolynn Anctil said...

I love watching movies. It's my favourite entertainment, since I don't watch tv at all. Thanks for the referrals.

Have you heard of The Intouchables? It's a foreign film with French subtitles. I've only seen the trailer, but it looks good!

JaneK said...

I don't get to the theater much either; and the few times I have over the past few years have been kid flicks.... but at least the popcorn is good :)

I'll have to check out Hope Springs. I am into quiet and sweet these days as the world seems to be getting more and more intense. Escaping reality is one of the main reasons I go to the movies :)

it is nice to have a renewed sense of appreciation for someone; it brings happiness into both lives...

beth said...

since watching the hunger games, i've wanted a bow and arrow :)

hope springs is on my list, but it might be one that we see once it's on DVD.

and the trailers for both the other movies....especially the words....i i want to see.

did you ever see "the way?"

xo

Cait O'Connor said...

Great recommendations thanks.

Kerri said...

We rarely go to the movies - but did recently and saw the Bourne Legacy .... I love action movies :) It was pretty good!
Hope you have a GREAT Week!!

Daryl said...

oh look, Clint is actually talking to a person ...

i am now curious about Cloud Atlas and The Master .. gotta go learn more about them

Linda said...

Haven't been to a movie theater since...Avatar. Wow. But we did just watch Hunger Games. ELPH is to analytical,. He kept trying to 'fix' the Districts problems. I'm hoping to see Hope Springs before it comes out on DVD, LOL! Word looks really good and so does Trouble with the Curve. Might have to get some Girlfriends together:)

Rain said...

Thanks for the reviews-I also seldom go to the movies-in fact till last winter the last movie I went to was on Golden Pond-a hundred yrs ago! But our little hometown theater was almost having to close-so to support it I started going to a few and it was hard to find non X rated-but they do a great job of finding not so popular ones and I've seen a few I like! After these trailers Carol I think I will try them out-Meryl is the tops anyway!! Thanks and have a great day!
Rain:)

Karen said...

I'm a home viewer too, ever since this lovely hearing impairment... Looking forward to Clint's new movie, although I'm disgusted with his chair antics. Also really looking forward to Hope Springs... just love those two.

Lili said...

Didn't know Hope Springs had a part filmed in Maine...cool! Now I may have to go out and see it. Looks fun! xo ~Lili

Gillian Olson said...

I don't go to movies very often either but I enjoyed the trailers, Hope Springs looks interesting. I have read and seen Hunger Games and really enjoyed the story and thought the film was well cast, definately intense though.

Show-Me Sooz said...

I took myself to see Hope Springs Sunday afternoon and really enjoyed it. Very good script, well-designed sets that fit the characters, and terrific acting. There were only about a dozen viewers with me in the theater, including several couples, and it was fun to see who chuckled where during the action. My husband (home mowing the lawn) would have enjoyed it overall. As you say, it leaves one appreciating one's spouse. I wouldn't have had the patience Kay had with Arnold.

Nellie said...

My computer didn't show the trailers.:(

I want to go see Hope Springs, too. My husband would go with me. I should plan a time.:)

Mental P Mama said...

A lot of it was filmed in Norwalk, too!

Dawson Cattle Company said...

we dont go to the movies much. but those are 3 that i would like to see. you cant go wrong with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. take care!

missing moments said...

I haven't been to a movie for soooo long! Love to see this one ... anything with Meryl is always good! Read a review about "The Words" in which the reviewer wasn't very positive of the movie. But what the hell, it looks good anyway!