Thursday, August 19, 2010

Seen any good movies lately?

Funny you should ask because, yes, I have.

Seriously, thank God for Netflix.  It makes life without cable a little better sometimes, ya know.  So if you're looking for something good to watch, here's a few reviews:

Watch Instantly
The Right Stuff - astronaut movie, made me think of Mrs. Cox (GHMS).  Good but very long. 
Shawshank Redemption - of course I've seen it before but it had been so long.  What a great movie.
Hearts in Atlantis - I can't help it, I like Anthony Hopkins. 
Planet 51 - cute, but I was disappointed in some of "adult" jokes.
The Searchers - you know, the John Wayne movie
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - how can you not like this movie?
Tender Mercies - I also happen to like Robert Duvall.  Did you know he could sing and write music?!
Michael Jackson This Is It - impressive.  I was amazed at how current his songs still sound. 
The Men Who Stare at Goats - I wanted to like this movie.  I just couldn't do it.
Ballykissangel - the old BBC show set in Ireland.  Have you seen it?  It's soooo good!

Not Watch Instantly
Up in the Air - it was okay.  Too much casual sex for my liking, but take that away and it was good.
The Book of Eli - I liked this a lot.
Invictus - Sooooo goooood.  Watch it.  Love it.

What about you?  Do you have any good movies to recommend?

7 comments:

  1. You should watch "Away we go" with Jim from the Office.

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  2. A fun one is Zombieland. Now to balance that out, I really like Padre Pio Miracle Worker. Millions is cute. I really liked the new Sherlock Holmes movie, and I think I'm due for another viewing of 3:10 to Yuma. We just bought Rear Window (Hitchcock, with Jimmy Stewart) at a yardsale, that's a good flick.

    I love movies.

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  3. Oh man, Away we go is a GREAT one. I need to buy that!
    And I liked up in the air because I didn't like the casual sex, but you see him realize that he wants more than that and then get screwed and see what he does to other people.
    I mean, I didn't like the sex part, but I liked the sex theme. There's more to life.
    Zomieland looked so ridiculously stupid, but it's hilarious.
    I watched Leap Year because I'm a girl and it's about an Irish guy. For that reason, I liked it.
    Pirate Radio is an ok one. It's got a lot of foreign guys that I love.
    :)

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  4. I'm so incredibly impressed you watch movies! I think I've seen one movie of my choosing here at home since Henry's been born. Neither of my kids are good sleepers and I think that's largely why I haven't. I have high hopes, though, of movie nights returning some day.

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  5. I feel the same way about Up in the Air. I was really liking it until the twist at the end with George Clooney's love interest. Didn't like that at all. Honestly, though, that's the only movie from your list that I have seen...if you like romantic comedies, Letters to Juliet and Leap Year are both good, mostly because of the Rome and Ireland scenery.

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  6. Did you know BallyK is available on instant watch on Netflix? I so wish I could come down there some Tuesday or Wednesday and watch it with you!

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  7. Okay, I'm an idiot, sorry, I just noticed you had that on your Watch Instantly list. Sorry, I commented later at night and I obviously wasn't reading clearly

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