~ I don’t even know what to say about the fact that the movie-that-shall-not-be-named broke box office records this weekend. You may think that I object to that movie based on my religion and the sexual content (which does bother me a bit, to be honest), but the biggest reason I am appalled by it is because it portrays an abusive, controlling relationship as something sexy and romantic. Why are more women not taking a stand on this? Ugh.
~ All of the boys/men in my family were gone this weekend visiting Kevin’s mom in Portland, and so I had lots of me-time. On Friday night, Ben and Natalie let me be a third wheel, and we all went to see The Imitation Game, a movie I will proudly name and evangelize for. People, Cumberbatch is brilliant, and that movie is beyond good. Best I’ve seen in years. Go see it, if you haven’t already.
~ On Valentine’s Day night, since Kevin was gone and we already had our romantic weekend away, I went to the movies. By myself. I tried to use self-control and not shed disapproving glances left and right at all the people lined up for that other movie, and paid for a ticket to see Kingsman: The Secret Service, which was all kinds of entertaining. Over-the-top, violent, not politically correct at all – but all in good fun. And, come on, you know you want to see Colin Firth in a ballet-esque scene of violence in which he takes out an entire church of racist homophobes. I know you do.
~ Reading on a whim – that is my motto for 2015. I am simply relishing the freedom! I no longer have a to-be-reviewed shelf! I think to myself, “The Still Alice movie looks so good, but I still haven’t read the book. Hmmmm….” I click over to the library web site, put it on hold, and start reading it the day it arrives. Gasp! I could get used to this.
Hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day weekend.