Thursday, September 15, 2011

Movie Night Picks!

The days keep piling up on top of each other, I can't quite keep up! I had the boys all to myself last weekend. I was a bit nervous to have them all on my own (you know...in case we had a crazy 6 hour long meltdown) but it went fabulous! We had fun, rested, went to church, and just enjoyed the weekend together.

Now, gearing up to do it again this weekend =]

I have been doing tons of planning and organizing. I can NOT wait to share, but I want to upload pictures, so that may have to wait until the weekend.

We have been doing school, but again need to upload the pictures.

Now on to Movie Night! We have weekly (Fridays)movie nights, but are currently switching them to Saturday night in order to observe the Sabbath.

Over the past few weeks we have watched some really great movies. I like to give a little rundown so you can see if it's something your family may enjoy. Sometimes we love the movie, sometimes not so much.

We did have a movie night outside to end the summer!

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#1) A Bear named Winnie. It's based on the true story of a bear named Winnie of course and that inspired The Winnie the Pooh Series.

It sounded like it would be a fun topic. It's an old movie, and while it was good, it seemed to drag on for a long time and was honestly a little boring. Good story, just boring.

#2) Moondance Alexander. This happens to be a favorite in our house. About a quirkly little girl with no friends, Moondance starts cleaning stalls for a man so that she can learn to ride one of his horses. Very predictable and cheesy at times, but really a good quality film for all.

#3) The Secrets of Johnathan Sperry. I mentioned this one last week. This one touched our 6 year old so much and left him in tears. The story of some boys in the 60's or 70's mowing lawns, riding bikes, and having crushes on girls, meeting a man who taught them to bring out their Bible and use it to change their lives. Many life lessons, I highly recommend this one! When the movie was over, I turned and asked Tristin if he was okay. Wiping tears he said, "I'm just thinking about what a wonderful man Mr. Sperry was."

#4) A Shine of Rainbows. I am a sucker for movies taking places in other countries. I love the scenery and the culture. This movie takes place in beautiful Ireland. About a boy who is adopted by a woman and her husband. The little boy absolutely loves his mother, but doesn't bond well with his father. This movie includes some refrences to a difference in what we believe when it comes to praying. No mention of God. We did love the story line and thought it was still a beautiul story. Our boys know that people practice different religion and some not at all. With our firm biblical upbringing we felt this was an enjoyable film. We are sure to talk with them when we see others depending on anything but God.

* There is mention of magic in the summery of the movie. There is no magic (as in super power type stuff) Only finding wonder and love in a boy that had nothing.

2 comments:

Tricia said...

We loved the Secrets of Jonathan Sperry! Thanks for the comments about the movies. And great idea to have a movie outside for the end of summer.

Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride said...

Love the outdoor movie idea! How fun. :)

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