My First Wife and I enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner of chicken slathered with thick crab sauce (hers) and chicken pot pie (mine) at the Green Mill Restaurant here in Pancake Flats. Well, that's all the stuffing we're gonna to do to ourselves this year. It's a quiet relief, to tell you the truth. Our Thanksgiving Day is...is...is...well, unplanned.
I'm not a movie critic, but I'd like to throw in two cents worth here. After dinner, we went to see The Blind Side. Pretty good. It's worth the money--particularly if you get the senior discount. It's a modern true story of #74, a big, shy, poverty-ized African-American high school boy who was taken in by a rich, white Southern family because he had nowhere to lay his head at night. Before they bought him his first bed ever he "...ruined a ten thousand dollar couch." Caution: it's PG-13 cuz the cussing is gratuitous. The movie doesn't need it. It probably won't win any awards, but it's a positive, upbeat, fun movie. Enjoy.
All that being said, The Blind Side is the fourth theater movie we've attended since 2002. We took a chance on My Big Fat Greek Wedding and really liked it. We have since rented it and found it on late night TV. We also saw The Passion of the Christ, which is so violent it should only be shown on prime time TV. We went with friends to see Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed by Ben Stein. I fell asleep and got poked in the ribs when I started snoring.
What I'm saying is: in seven years we've seen four theater movies. We regretted that we "supported" the two so-called Christian movies. We felt thoroughly entertained and greatly enjoyed the other two.
For the record, when we want to watch a movie we rent it for a dollar or get it from the Library. We pop our own popcorn, too.