Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Curling Up With Clooney

I'm still working my way through my Oscar 2012 movie list. Obviously there's no longer any rush to watch these since the Oscars have been over for a few months now. But I thought it would be fun to try to see them in between whatever other cheesy movies are on my Netflix list. Last night was a perfect rainy night to watch another one: "The Descendants."
At first, I thought this was going to be another one of Clooney's typical heist-type movies. (Seriously, that guy is getting into a bit of a movie rut; he needs to branch out a little bit more with his roles.) But then I'd heard a lot of good rumblings about this movie, so I decided to give it a go! And I'm glad I did :) 

It was definitely a good mix of drama and comedy. His two on-screen children are ridiculous and fun to watch, and I love how you can watch the growth of their family during a terrible time in their lives. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for some nice scenery (Clooney included) and a little feel-good family film (ABOUT family, it is in fact rated R and therefore not really a film to watch WITH your family).

So there you have it. I'm trying to decide what I want to watch next, but I'm thinking maybe something a bit more exciting like a thriller. I have "Breach" and the first disc of the TV show "Las Vegas" next up; we'll see how long those last!

Are you like me when it comes to rain: You need to wear comfy clothes, curl up in bed, and watch movies all day? Or do you have a better solution to waiting out the rain?

Stephanie Marie


  1. Brad saw this and didn't love it, but I love Clooney so I'm still going to see it. Someday. :) I had a dream once I was dating him, and I kept thinking, "How did I end up dating someone so much older than me??" as if I had no idea how this happened.

  2. Haha I love that the only thing you were confused about was dating someone older than you vs. dating CLOONEY!