We recently watched Akeeklah and the Bee and the Hunger Games.
Akeeklah and the Bee
This was such a great, heart warming movie. It made me want to study or go back to school. It has a very common plot line, i.e. troubled teacher to troubled student, who end up inspiring each other. It is common, yes, but always makes for a good story and this movie was no exception. If you haven't seen it, we highly recommend it! And Rotten Tomatoes gave it an 84%.
The Hunger Games
Watching the trailer, I thought I would be disappointed. The characters seemed so far from what I imagined them to be while reading the books. But after watching the movie, I enjoyed the actors they choose and the set up of the movie. I think they did a great job with the movie (but I'm not much of a critic), though they did leave out parts I really loved in the book. But overall, I thought they did a good job. Also, I was impressed that they didn't make the movie too bloody/violent. It's such a violent concept, the Hunger Games, and was pretty descriptive in the book, but the movie stayed fairly clean. I don't do well with dark movies, so I appreciated this. If you haven't seen it yet, see it!
Also, we can't talk movies, without talking popcorn!
One of our favorite treats is stove popped popcorn! Forget the high calorie bagged popcorn, try popping some yourself! (Or air popping--Its next to no calories!)
Stove Popped Popcorn
1/4 oil over low to medium high heat
Place 1 to 2 kernels in the pan and cover.
Wait 30 seconds or so, until the kernel pops.
Once the kernel pops, pour in popcorn kernels.
Pour in enough to cover the entire bottom of the pan, 1 kernel deep.
Leave lid cracked to allow steam to escape, to keep popcorn light and fluffy.
Pop until popping slows to one to two pops per second.
Take off heat.
Pour in a bowel.
Salt to desired taste.
What's your favorite popcorn toppings?