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Movie Weekend!

I had no intention to go to the movies three times this weekend. My sister and I had contemplated going to see The Amazing  Spider-Man 2 this weekend, and had plans to see Maleficent with our parents on Saturday morning (when tickets are CHEAP!).

My sister had the brilliant idea of doing a movie WEEKEND, and starting on Friday night with Spidey, and finishing on Sunday with X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Busy weekend, right?

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was so amazing! I was absolutely captivated the entire movie, from Peter and Gwen's graduation from high school (where he dipped her while getting his diploma. *swoon*), to the end, when Spidey battles Rhino and credits roll (He wasn't the main baddie this time around). It was riveting and heartbreaking, and cleared up some questions the first installment had left me with.

I love Andrew Garfield, and his chemistry with Emma Stone is amazing. It's no wonder they're dating in real life! They're just so cute on screen and off!

Kiri and I got to see Spidey for free because when we saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier, our seats (our AMC theater has reclining leather seats) were broken. We stopped to tell them about it, so they could fix it, and they offered us free tickets. The tickets were good for any show, any time, regular, 3D, IMAX, anything. I'd hoped we could see Spidey in 3D, but it wasn't to be. Oh well. Free show is a free show, right?

Maleficent on Saturday morning. What can I say about Maleficent? Aside from how awesome it was? They took the track of every story has more than one side, which opens so many doors. Angelina Jolie was a badass Maleficent, showing colors of emotions that we all face as we grow, from the love-struck young woman to the jilted, forever changed person that we all inevitibly turn into, eventually. People say origin stories are getting old, but this is definitely one that got it right.

The best part of it was where Maleficent had to interact with a very young Aurora, played by Jolie's own daughter, Vivienne, who was the only child that wasn't scared by the eyes, prostetic cheekbones and horns. Love it!

My sister and I also went in "Costume."

Horns we got from a Vendor at the
Bellevue Berry Farm Ren Faire
a few weeks back
If you're friends with me on FB, you've seen my dad and I've been watching tons of old Disney movies. Of COURSE we're going to dress up for a Disney movie! This evening, my dad and I are watching the original source material, Sleeping Beauty, to get the other side of the story. This is probably the most stunning Disney Film, because it's so artistic. It's gorgeous.

Today, we caught another morning showing, this one after church, to see X-Men: Days of Future Past. It actually occurred to me that I had NO idea what the movie was about going in. At least with First Class, I went in knowing it was (another) Origins story, but this one combined the cast of the original two (ahem, X-Men: The Last Stand doesn't exist in my world), and the cast of First Class.

It was an interesting story and idea of going back to the past to prevent the present from happening. Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult) even mentions an idea in Quantum Physics about reversing the direction of a stream by throwing rocks in it, and deciding that some things are just meant to happen. Can we really change the past for a new future? It's that whole Bufferfly Effect thing, only done in a better way, a way that's end made me happy. :-)

I ended the weekend making Chocolate Gelato from this recipe on Pinterest, and it's in the ice cream maker now. I wonder if it's too hot and humid right now, though, because I did it for the allotted 45 minutes, and it's still loose, and not ice creamy, or even soft-servy, either. :-/ Might just have to freeze it in the deep freeze tonight. Hopefully it's salvageable. It's a tasty chocolate, though.

How was YOUR weekend?


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