I LOVE The Avengers!

And in case I didn’t make myself clear enough, LOVE The Avengers!!!  (Yes, now that I’ve realized there are colors here, I’m going to have to play with them sometimes)

My daughter and I went to the theater tonight and, while she dozed off from time-to-time (and I’m not really sure how she managed to do that given the loud factor), I sat there loving every second of it.  Seriously, we have Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, and the guy with the cool arrows….how could any red-blooded female over the age of twelve not be glued to that screen?  I mean, even the bad guy is adorable.  But it had been a really long day, so I’ll cut her some slack there.  Besides, we’re going back to see it again tomorrow (I’m writing the Saturday night, but won’t be posting it until after midnight for my Monday blog, so I’ll have seen it the second time by then).

Oh, this movie has it all!  Sexy superheroes, a great script…and some of the funniest scenes I’ve ever had the pleasure to watch.  One line in particular has kept me snickering off and on since I got home…’Does Mother know you weareth her drapes?’  Maybe you’d have had to have been there but the entire audience, myself included, roared.

Now, while Robert Downey Jr. is far and away my favorite actor in this movie, the rest are…collectively…a close second.  Including Chris Evans, formerly known (by me) as ‘the fire guy from The Fantastic Four.’  My daughter quickly set me straight.  The character’s name is Johnny Storm.

Anyway, I tend to like movies no one has ever heard of.  For example, Late For Dinner.  A story about a man and his ‘slow’ brother-in-law, frozen for twenty-nine years, is  surprisingly realistic and touching.  The actors and actresses were just superb, playing their parts in such a believable way that you couldn’t help but hope for a happy ending.  It’s just one of those movies where you’re wearing a big smile at the end.

Another favorite of mine stars Chris Evans.  This is a movie most people have never heard of.  It’s called Cellular, and if you have an opportunity to see it, take it!  You won’t be sorry.  At least not if you enjoy action, suspense, great acting, and a terrific script.  It also stars William H. Macy and Kim Basinger.  I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve seen it now, but I watch it every few months.

Have you ever loved a movie that cause people to say, “Huh?  Never heard of it,” when you mention it?  What do you suppose draws us to them?

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