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3 out of 5

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

honeyFor family movie night this week we watched Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997,PG) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

Two sets of parents are accidentally shrunk to miniature sizes and watch as their kids have a party.

This one, of course, doesn't take any unexpected turns...but it's enjoyable enough.  Lisa was shocked when I told her it was from 1997.  It seems like an earlier vintage.  Or maybe we're getting old.

I give it 3 out of 5.

Charlie Wilson's War

200px-CharliewilsonwarposterTonight I watched Charlie Wilson's War (2007,R) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

A party-going congressman, a bitter and sardonic CIA case officer, and a wealthy Texas socialite set out to help Afghan rebels fight off invading Russian forces, all in the hope of stemming the spread of communism in 1980.

It was enjoyable enough and the subject of Afghanistan definitely had more resonance after reading Khaled Hosseini's books - but not too much else.  I give it 3 out of 5.

The Bourne Ultimatum

200px-BournePoster Tonight we watched The Bourne Ultimatum (2007,PG-13) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

A former covert operative tries to find the source of his troubled past and get revenge for the death of his girlfriend, all while dealing with government agents and assassins who want to kill him.

I've never been a big fan of the Bourne series, but this one (like the others) was full of superspy action and enjoyable enough.  I give it 3 out of 5.

A Good Year

200px-A_Good_Year Several weeks back I watched A Good Year (2006, PG-13) (ScreenIt! Review).  Starring Russell Crowe and Albert Finney, from ScreenIt:

A ruthless London bond trader finds his life upended when he inherits his uncle's French vineyard and then falls for a local restaurateur.

It was fairly bland but enjoyable enough.  I give it 3 out of 5.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone the film


The weekend before last we watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001,PG) (ScreenIt! Review) for movie night after we finished listening to the book on tape.  From ScreenIt!:

An 11-year-old boy has various adventures as he spends a year at a boarding school for sorcerers after learning that he's a wizard.

It was enjoyable enough but nothing spectacular in my opinion.  The kids loved it, though parts were a bit intense for Finn.  He was more skittish going to bed than usual that night.

I give it 3 out of 5.


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