I had a long weekend and was it ever nice. Rare calm times at home lead to a dispensation to take some "me" time each and every day of that weekend! I don't do very concise movie reviews, so let me just say that I can recommend any or all of the three movies I saw. A hat trick of movie goodness. On Friday evening I saw Running with Scissors. I don't believe this is getting great reviews, but I thought it was kinda cool. I haven't read the book though, so maybe in comparison it disappoints? I'll read the book and solve that for myself. On Saturday I say Stranger Than Fiction. I think this movie is being mismarketed. I didn't get much of a feel for it from the previews I've seen, but took a chance on Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, and Queen Latifah (who I have a girl crush on). The chance totally paid off. This movie was so sweet and surreal. See it, but only if you can accept Will Ferrell not spending the whole movie doing his typical dense guy thing :-)
On Sunday I saw Little Children. Wow. This movie was a wow. I read the book too and always find it interesting to see what is excised for film. I think they did an excellent job here. The ending was made a bit more dramatic, as the one in the book would have probably fell flat on screen. Anyway, once again, l.b. recommends this one to you folks at home.
Anyone else seen any good movies lately?