This week I chose the movies. One was "Peeples",
Directed by Tyler Perry, this is a movie about a nice young man (Craig Robinson, who played "The Beast" in the previous movie), who is in love with his live-in girlfriend, whose family is ridiculously wealthy. He calls them "The chocolate Kennedys". When she goes home for a weekend to the Hamptons, and tells him he won't fit in, so he's not welcome to go with her, he moodily calls his brother who convinces him to go meet her there and follow his original plan and ask her to marry him with their grandmother's ring. He decides his brother is right, and sneaks onto the property to find that she hasn't even told her family she's dating anyone, and everyone in the family has secrets that no one else knows. Hilarity ensues. I enjoyed this movie a whole lot more than I thought I would, since I'm not a fan of Perry's Madea character. But this movie was funny, yet had heart.
I also rented "The Hot Flashes",
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2201251/?ref_=sr_1 , which came out early in July, but no one else seems to have heard of it. Brooke Shields, Darryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, Camryn Manheim and Wanda Sykes star as women "of a certain age", who used to be hot-shot basketball players when they were in high school. Brooke's daughter is on the state champion team now. When the local mobile mammogram clinic truck (or as all of the men call it, "the moving tittie-tester") that was founded by donations after one of their friends died from breast cancer, loses its funding, Brooke decides to put the old team together and challenge today's champions to a few games. She reasons that people will bet against the old ladies, and if they manage to win, they'll earn enough money to keep the truck going. This movie had a few funny moments and a lot of heart. My husband watched it with me and didn't complain once. He even laughed a few times.
All 3 are available for rental right now! What are you waiting for?