Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Top 3 Entertainment Picks

Here are my top picks for entertainment lately:

Monster Mini Golf in West Chester. It's an indoor mini golf that's all in black with blacklights and cool decor. We were able to get 8 rounds of golf for the price of 4 at We headed over there last Saturday thinking it would be something fun to do on a lazy Saturday. Wrong answer!! It was extremely crowded so we left. We decided to give it another try on Monday evening for Family Home Evening and that turned out to be the perfect time to go! We had the place basically to ourselves (one other couple started playing a round while we were still there.) Although we had to drag Aimee along, by the end even she was enjoying herself. I don't know if it's the usual policy, but apparently if you make such a wild shot on the last hole that the ball flies past the attendant (almost hitting him!) he'll hand you a card for another free round! David was the one who managed that last one, btw.

Videos to rent:

Bolt. My family really thought this was going to be lame. I don't know why they didn't put better ads on for this movie when it was in the theater. I decided to torture my family anyways- and we all LOVED it! It's a cute, pretty predictable plot but the characters are great. We were laughing through most of the movie. Aimee's favorite character was the hamster "Rhino" while I couldn't help but appreciate the cat "Mittens."

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Another film that didn't get much media attention when it came out in theaters but is well worth watching. If you are looking for a film that explores many of the facets of the holocaust through the eyes of two young boys this will be a must-see for you. All three of us agreed that this movie is fantastic. It sparked some great conversation afterwards. Warning-- have a box of kleenex handy at the end!!


chelle said...

I just rented both of those movies this week. I haven't watched the boy in striped pajamas yet....hopefully tonight!
I also watched Marley and Me this week. I cried and cried over that one. Didn't help that my dog was laying up in the bed with me!

Mama D said...

What fun ideas for entertainment! Jeff just saw Bolt at a friend's and said it was great!

There's a similar mini golf place in Cinti Mills. One of the kids (Katie or Laura) was invited to a b-day party there last year and had a lot of fun. Don't know if halfpricecincy would be accepted there, though.

Jessica's goal is to watch Titanic over spring break. They are playing music from it in band, and she's never seen it. I told her I'd watch with her.

Mama D said...

LOVE the angle of the temple pic in your header!! We usually see it from the other side or from the front. I LOVE this one!