Movies

By: Jill Finger

Dec 29 2014

Category: Uncategorized

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So many times during the year, Wes and I would like to go to movie, but there’s nothing playing we’d like to see.  This week, there’s several, so this weekend, being Christmas is now history, we had time to go to the movies.  On Saturday we saw Into the Woods. When I was a kid, I had several fairy tale books and read and re-read them. We saw Into the Woods on Broadway several years ago and I loved it there and I also loved the movie.  There was more special effects, more cast, just more.  It combines the stories of Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella in a very creative way, making a fifth fairy tale. It’s definitely worth seeing and a movie I would watch again.

On Sunday afternoon, we went to see Wild, adaption from a book of the same name by Cheryl Strayed.  I admit I haven’t read the book, but it’s on my TBR pile.  I knew the story was about a woman who had gone off the deep end after her mother’s death into self destructive behavior. She made a decision to pull herself up by her bootstraps and hike 1200 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. The movie is of the hike, with her previous life told in flashbacks. Wes knew nothing about it so he had no expectations, but we both enjoyed it a lot. Now, I will definitely read the book, if only to compare it to the movie.

Pet peeve time:  Wild was attended by mostly adults, who were quiet and attentive to the movie.  Into the Woods is rated PG, which would make me think small children wouldn’t be there.  The small child in front of us was bored and bouncing around in her seat, so I had to move to the other side of Wes, an easily fixable problem.  Her mother, however, kept looking at her cell phone which lit up the surrounding aisle.  I always turn my phone off while at a movie.  People that don’t, and then use it during the show, really annoy me.   Okay, rant over.

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