Well, that weekend just whizzed past, didn’t it?
Saturday was a beautiful day – I sat outside on the decking with a cup of coffee for ten minutes mid-morning, and it really felt as though Spring was here. Yesterday, not so much. More lashing rain and cold again.
I was up and dressed yesterday morning all ready for the car boot sale before I realised that it was pouring, so no chance of any Sunday bargains. Instead I had a lovely quiet hour on the sofa catching up on last week’s Grey’s Anatomy with a cup of tea. Car booting would have been better, though …
Anyway, as we’re already three days into March, it’s time for a look back at the films I watched in February – here goes.
1. My Life Without Me – quirky film about a young woman who is told she only has a couple of months to live, and how she prepares her husband and two young daughters for life without her (without telling them she’s dying). More uplifting than it sounds. I enjoyed it.
2. Insidious – ridiculous horror movie about a possessed young boy. Apparently there’s a sequel. I shan’t be bothering to watch it, I can tell you.
3. Easy A – off-beat American high school comedy drama. Much better than I anticipated – ended up really liking it. The humour reminded me a bit of Juno.
4. A Royal Affair – absolutely loved this Danish costume drama, based on a love triangle between the Queen of Denmark, her deranged King, and a German doctor. If you don’t mind subtitles, this is well worth a watch.
5. The River Wild – Meryl Streep as a pro-white-water-rafter and Kevin Bacon as a psychopathic baddie? Sound unconvincing? It was. Watchable, but only just.
6. The Monuments Men. Will and I went to the cinema to see this at half term – we’d both seen the trailer and thought it looked good. I enjoyed it, and Will found it a bit boring – I must say the trailer made it look far more action-packed than it actually was. I found it interesting to learn more about an aspect of WW2 that was hitherto unknown to me, though.
7. The Pursuit of Happyness – oh, how I love this film. It’s the ultimate in triumph over adversity, sublimely acted by Will Smith and his son, and based on a true story. I could watch it over and over. Ashley and Will hadn’t seen it before, and both seemed to enjoy it, though not as much as me, I suspect!
Have you seen any good films lately?