I've just started watching The Bridge to Terabithia, and so far I'm enjoying it. (I see it's based on a book but I never read it.) Solid fantasy story (I'm usually not into fantasy), and all the actors are Ab Fab.
Update: Unlike Narnia and such, most of the story takes place outside of the Magical Kingdom, and I think it's a very good story. When the magical stuff starts to happen though, it has some very kool creatures, and excellent effects to make them. Very nice.
Two kids are using a rope swing from a big tree over a stream, and I was reminded of one we had in our garden. It was over the lawn in our big Weeping Willow, and it was used so much that there was not a blade of grass in a wide circle under it! I think it didn't even have a bar at the bottom for sitting, but it had a very big knot you sort of sit on when you were still a kid and small and light. :-)
Lord, how much fun that was, just this simple rope. Either when we were a bunch just hanging out and chatting, or when I was alone, just thinking. I remember I would swing in a circle and get to the tree with my legs, and then push off into the opposite circle and get to the tree from the other side and so forth. I enjoyed the precision I could do this with after some practice. As well of course as simply the joy of the movement.
And it was good for something to do while thinking. I am an over-thinker, it's compulsive. My mom said I was "born an adult", I was never the carefree kid. Even at two or three I would stand in the playpen, looking very seriously out at the world through the bars, trying to figure everything out. Haha!
Oh, by the way, another thing I did aaaaall the time was climb. I think I spent more time in tree tops than I spent sitting in chairs.