Monday, June 25, 2012


Missy Tippens, here. I thought we'd talk movies today.

Last night, I went with some friends to see Snow White and the Huntsman. It was really good! A little frightening, and a little violent. But so thrilling to see a heroine who was strong and did what she felt she had to do to save her people.

I'm really looking forward to going to see Disney's Brave for the same reason. A determined, spunky heroine!

What movies have you seen lately that you loved? Or that you didn't love? And do you love movies where the heroine saves the day?


  1. The other day it hit us - me and dear hubby - that we haven't seen a "grown up" movie (whatever that is ;)) for centuries.

    All started with the Lion King and when our boy was 4 or 5... we went for the children, the pre-teen movies with him and when our girl came along we were running from Monsters Inc to Harry Potter.

    Now, they're in that phase that friends are preferred but we still get to know everything about Twilight and his funny and manly movies.

    And now we're enjoying their hype waiting for a movie to be released while counting the months we'll have it on dvd or available on cable.

    Last movie watched - Hunger Games: teenager daughters are the best for a mum who refuses to get old ahahahah.

    Yours, is in the much-waited list.

  2. I want to see Brave :)
    Gotta love a Scottish setting ;)

  3. I've seen both of these movies, and I love the strong, independent female roles! Our cultural norms are changing. Women are no longer responsive to stories where the female lead is sitting around helpless, waiting for a man to come rescue her. Now we want to see these characters be proactive and strong, and STILL get the guy:)

  4. I am looking forward to seeing Brave. I do like stong heroines, but they also have to have heart. The "girl-power" message of some movies is getting a little old. I like to see both the hero and the heroine show strength and work together to save the day.

  5. Teresa, my daughter and another friend of mine are the most likely to go see movies with me. So I get to see the teenage girl movies as well as the chick flicks. It's pretty fun!

    Then I also drag hubby and son along sometimes, too. But I don't always get to pick those movies. :)

  6. Eva Maria, I'm sure you love that setting! :)

  7. Brandi, yes, I love the fact that girls are taught to be strong. And to get the guy! :)

    Like Carrie said, it's also nice when the hero and heroine work together.

    In Snow White, the hero does stand by her side and saves her. But she saves him as well. And she leads the charge to save her people and defeat the evil queen. A nice balance!

    The ending of the movie almost leaves it so there could be a sequel. And maybe even a battle between two possible heroes. I'm curious!

  8. Hubby and I hadn't seen a movie in years...and I mean lots of years. Our date nights are usually dinner out. But we did see "For the Greater Glory" recently. Powerful true story.

    The previews that night were for "Brave!" Looks exciting and fast paced. Probably too scary for little ones, but fun for moms and dads.

  9. I would love to see Snowwhite and the huntsman. I dont get to movies. the last one was almost 4 years ago.
    we dont get to many here in my town and they are about $14+ if I go to the city and I normally dont have much time when I am there.

  10. Debby, I don't go as often as I'd like.

    Jenny, I can't believe yours is even more expensive! Ours is $11. Although if we wait a few weeks, we can go to the dollar theater and see them for $2. A great deal!!

  11. I'm taking my seven year old to see Brave, but I'm crossing my fingers. The six year old across the street said they left when a bear came. My little rough guy didn't make it through How To Train Your Dragon (too loud) or Up (too scary - chasing dogs and tornado).

    So, Snow White is worth seeing. Good to know. I don't trust reviews.

    Hubby and I saw Men in Black 3 on date night a few weeks ago. I loved it.

  12. Pamela, yes on Snow White and the Huntsman... for you. Not for your son! Much scarier than Up. Which, by the way, is one of my all-time favorite movies!!


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