The recurring theme in my weekend seemed to be movie watching.
Aside from reuniting with a long lost friend and doing some [unsuccessful] Vegas jewelry shopping, my weekend was completely lazy. Just the way I like weekends to be!
I believe the films I watched truly showcase my wide range of tastes.
MOVIE #1: Larry Crowne
Overall, I really liked this. Tom Hanks is one of my faves [Forrest Gump...you forever have my heart], and Julia Roberts was excellent. She plays kind of a bitch, which actually suited her well. It was quirky and cute, and Tom Hanks wore some pretty hilarious outfits. However, Caroline and I were the only people under 40 in the theatre.
MOVIE #2: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Our American version starring Daniel Craig will be coming out in the near future, but this is the original Swedish version. It was pretty much exactly like the book, minus the most boring parts of the novel. Thank goodness.
MOVIE #3: The Adjustment Bureau
Cool story, well-acted, etc. etc. Mostly I just want to be Emily Blunt. And make out with Matt Damon.
MOVIE #4: Just Go With It
Let me tell you, I never in a million years would have watched this if it weren't for all the surprsing positive reviews from friends. Jennifer Aniston, as much as I love her, tends to star in completely shitty movies. And Adam Sandler...well, he's Adam Sandler. So I was pensive. However, I was VERY pleasantly surprised and found myself laughing througout the whole thing. There's one bit that involves an exaggerated German accent and a tale about sheep that had me hyperventilating. So if you were about to discount this one, I'd say check it out.
From middle age romance, to foreign, to thriller romance, to [seemingly] crappy comedy, I covered all my film bases this weekend.
And now, in but three short days, I will be making my maiden voyage to Vegas!