Family Movie Night
By Karyn Bowman
So did your family have fun at Pumpkin Fest?
I know we did. We loved the parade – Frankenstein was funny – and getting out to play a few games was great. We had kids in the variety show and most of Sunday was spent at the truck pull.
Our 4H group runs the food stand, serving hamburgers, hots dogs and brats. It is a great fundraiser and you do see our kids in 4H doing a good bit of the work. And that is what I like about 4H. It gives the kids a chance to try out different things and find ways to be busy that does not involve getting onto trouble.
I bet many of you are thinking that 4H has the kids doing a lot of things that are farm related. But how many of us can have a cow in the back yard? I have had kids in 4H for a long time and we have never shown a cow. But we have shown rabbits and guinea pigs. Even Storm the wonder dog was a 4H project for a few years.
Plus, the kids show their art projects, worked on rockets, collected rocks and bugs, read books and baked cookies. There are so many projects to try out and kids get value out of the program. That is what I like about it.
So I was looking over the list of movies coming out and I have to say there are two I am looking forward to seeing because I never did see them in the theater.
The first could be a family movie if you do not mind a loud movie full of chase scenes and explosions.
Transformers:Dark of the Moon comes to the home market this week with thrilling scenes set in Chicago. Once more danger is coming to Planet Earth and it is so big even the Autobots may not be able to save us.
I know what to expect. Big action, grand statements from Optimus Prime and Sam making a run for his very life. It should be humongous.
This next selection is not a family friendly movie. It is best suited for a girls night in although I guess the guys could watch it as well. Bridesmaids is the
story of how an inept woman manages to pull off the wildest weekend of her best friend’s life just before her wedding. And then there is the complication of the sister-in-law who thinks she is in charge.
You call it a hangover movie for women, you can call it crazy. But Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Illinois native Melissa McCarthy really give this movie their all. With the “R” rating, there is no way that this movie is appropriate for the small children in the house. Maybe it is ok with your teens but that depends on your rules.
Until next week, see you in the rental aisle.