Tuesday, November 29, 2011

classic movies

Cooking turkey, eating pie, nabbing bargains, decorating mantles, creating pine wreaths.....not much time for blogging lately!  Mike took some pictures of our feast, when I can get them loaded I will share the yumminess.

We love having movie night at our house, and as Charlie grows we are sharing with him some of our favorites.

You may recall our Hitchcock sessions, Mike and Charlie just watched "North by Northwest" again a few weeks ago.

Over the holiday weekend, we laughed and cried with "Forest Gump".  I never grow tired of watching Tom Hanks create such an amazing character, and Gary Sinise as Captain Dan is so memorable.  And no matter how many times I watch it, I always end up in a puddle of tears at the end.  Charlie really liked it,  it was very nearly a mini history lesson.  He understands the underlying emotions and conflicts going on, it's so much more than just a good movie.

The next night was "The Shawshank Redemption", another one on mine and Mike's favorite movie list.  So absorbing, and thought provoking.  I read they had originally planned Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford for the main roles, rather than Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman.  I can't even imagine that!  Brutal (it is a prison movie, after all) and the warden personifies evil-but so well done.

Now that Charlie is older there are more movies we can start to share with him.  We can't wait!

Did you watch any movies over the holidays?  (new or classic....)

Updated:  Recording "To Catch a Thief" and "Dial M for Murder" for this weekend's viewing!


  1. Ooh, I love all these movies! I just recently saw Dial M for Murder and loved it. Also, I'm a sucker for Forrest Gump.

    I am sad to report that the only movie we watched this past weekend was Twilight #1. It was on TV and my daughter wanted to watch it . . . again.

    P.S. I'm so sorry I didn't make it to your craft show. The snow scared me indoors. Are you doing another one?

  2. Dara, that is the only show I am doing for the holidays, I am too busy with ACES now! I brought some of my things to my friend's coffee shop in S. Mpls (Royal Grounds on 42nd and Grand) and the rest is in my Etsy shop.

    The snow scared a lot of people away that day, what timing!

    I do need to get some books for Tracy's girls, what days are best to stop by? Can't wait to meet you.

  3. I'm working at Micawber's this Sunday (12/4) from noon - 4:00 pm. If you can stop by, that would be great! (I don't have my schedule for next week yet.)

  4. We love Hitchcock. Forest Gump is in my top 10 (maybe 5) and Shawshank... LOVE it. Great selections!


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