1. Batman: Dark Knight Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, need I say more?
2. WALL-E Adorable robot love movie thrown in with save the earth kind of theme. Must own!
3. Love Guru Not one of Myers better films but a few laughs, plus saw it with my sister, brother-in-law and niece.
4. Swing Vote Kevin Costner was pretty good in this, the daughter was awesome and sadly the state of voting in this country seems to mimic the feelings of Bud in this film.
5. Nim’s Island Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler and Abigail Breslin were a great cast, great premise/plot and honestly I couldn’t seem to get enough of all the animals interacting with the humans in the wild.
6. Step Brothers Will Ferrell and Reilly were great together, albeit cheesy, corny and jackasses in other parts, definitely good for a few laughs.
7. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Most of the same ensemble, archaeologists kid takes over in this one-not as great to me, but had some wonderful scenery and action sequences.
8. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Harrison Ford and Shia LeBeouf were great in this, I loved the father-son talks and discussions.
9. Mamma Mia! I enjoyed this, beautiful scenery, great cast and dancing with singing. Good intro to ABBA too!
10. Hancock Will Smith put on a good show in this, I was surprised by the plot changes, and enjoyed some of Hancock’s stunts/savings as well as with how it ultimately ended. Different but in a good way.
11. Space Chimps This was not an entirely voluntary movie going experience-I took my niece and a friend of hers. It did provide a few laughs at the chimps and Zartog though.
12. Hellboy II: The Golden Army Previews gave away a great deal of this movie, it was more of a love/baby story line with some good action thrown in. Somewhat disappointing though.
13. You Don’t Mess with the Zohan Adam Sandler was funny in this, I enjoyed the crude humor and the moral of the story as well. Worth seeing and possibly owning.
14. Kung Fu Panda Jack Black was quite good in this, I enjoyed Dustin Hoffman as the master and the whole scene between the two over the food was awesome.
15. Miss Conception Heather Graham was funny in parts in this, the way things would almost work out and then wouldn’t were classic for the movies I’ve seen her in lately.
16. The Incredible Hulk Edward Norton did this character justice and Liv Tyler backed him up. I really enjoyed this when I thought I wouldn’t.
17. Wanted Angelina Jolie and the guy from Atonement were interesting at times, and I could see a likening in it to Fight Club but other than that, wasn’t that great until the ending-then it was a Wham, Bam thank you Ma’am!
18. Felon Val Kilmer and Stephen Dorff kicked it in this one-about prison and how screwed up our justice system can be. Scary thoughts on how people in power can abuse it.
19. Made of Honor Patrick Dempsey was hot in this and I enjoyed the guy doing the chasing in this love movie. Great scenes of other countries.
20. What Happens in Vegas Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher was great-I enjoyed the movie for the laughs and comedy of the two.
21. Sex and the City: The Movie Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and of course Chris Noth(Mr. Big!) -I love you! I’m so glad you all got together finally and made this movie-I’ve missed the show and felt so much happiness while in the theater watching this movie! One can tell I am a Sex and the City fan!
22. Lost Boys-The Tribe Corey Feldman and Corey Haim team up again for the sequel. This definitely is not as good as the old Lost Boys, but parts of it are great and echo parts of the original. Aidan does a cover of “Cry Little Sister” which is fabulous.
23. Smart People with Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker was off in parts but had good moments.
24. Wristcutters: A Love Story Dark sort of movie-different than what you’d expect but totally worth it. Worth owning.
25. Chaos Theory Ryan Reynolds-yum and completely absorbing in this-enjoyed the Rowboat Dancing scene tons! Soundtrack wasn’t shabby either.
26. Forgetting Sarah Marshall The hate it when you breakup movie and see that person later and they’re great. I enjoyed the main characters metamorphasis and the movie.
27. Baby Mama I love Amy Poehler and Tina Fey together-they are a great comedy duo. I enjoyed the movie.
28. The Bank Job Jason Stratham was great-enjoyed the story line-couldn’t get away with it now though! More of a thinking in parts movie than a fast action-go go movie. Worth seeing in my humble opinion.
29. Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day Fabulous movie-how I feel so often in my own life and to see it to another in a different time period lifted my spirits. Wonderful and plan to own.
30. Stop-Loss Film about the Iraq war soldiers-moving in parts and good eye candy.
31. The Eye Jessica Alba played this role well and not as scary as I’d expected. The ending was choice and the twists and turns made it worth watching.
32. Strange Wilderness Waste of money. I hoped to find some laughter but overall just general stupidity and felt cheated out of my dvd rental from Blockbuster.
33. Over Her Dead Body I laughed a few times with this one-enjoyed the whole premise.
34. In Bruges I wouldn’t mind going for a visit-but of course the lines that stick with me tend to be about the little people and must quote Colin Farrell-”Fucking Bruges!” Dark but surprisingly funny in parts.
35. Fool’s Gold Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey echoed How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days moments to me-was good for some laughs and basic plot.
36. Definitely, Maybe Ryan Reynolds was yummy again and I enjoyed the whole convoluted in parts story line and the chance at love.
37. Be Kind Rewind Awesome and plan to own.
38. The Other Boleyn Girl Great historic sort of movie and story line. Worth seeing.
39. Penelope Christina Ricci was okay in this, enjoyed some of the scenes.
40. Mad Money Great film-enjoyed the lead actresses and the thought of all that money as mine!
41. 27 Dresses I enjoyed this film-was more lighthearted and I needed that at the time.
42. Atonement Depressing-severely.
43. Revolver Jason Stratham and unexpected switch-a-roos and deals but good plot and ending.
44. I am Legend Will Smith-interesting film, so sad about the dog part and good ending.
45. Juno I enjoyed this film, the soundtrack and Ellen Page was fantastic. Plan to own.
46. Alvin and the Chipmunks I enjoyed this more than I thought I would-gimmicky in parts but overall good.
47. P.S. I Love You Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank-((big sobby sort of sigh)) love story to end all others. Worth seeing.
48. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp-gory story but good in parts.
49. The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep I enjoyed this film and even teared up in parts especially towards the end. Laughed at the antics of the water horse and how adorable it was at different stages. Definitely plan to own.
50. Bee Movie Surprisingly good-possibly plan to own.
51. Fred Claus Funny in parts-sad in others and stalls in a few-but overall worth seeing.
52. Beowulf Ray Winstone was yummy-wished they’d show more of his ahems….
53. Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman were ok in this, I ultimately enjoyed it even though it was a bit sad and depressing in parts.
54. Enchanted Excellent-plan to own.
55. August Rush Wonderful cast-definitely plan to own.
56. The Mist Good plot and Stephen King knows how to write a hair tingler. The end got me though…it’s a wtf moment and an ah crap all rolled together.
57. Lars and the Real Girl Ryan Gosling is convincing and great in this. Funny plot and wonderful metamorphasis overall.
58. Dan in Real Life Steve Carell is quite good in this and I enjoyed it-plan to own.
59. Chapter 27 Jared Leto was creepy and freaky in this. Monotones and breathiness collide to make the ending build to the explosion pretty much everyone expects.
60. Good Luck Chuck Dane Cook and Jessica Alba were great together and definitely plan to own this movie!
61. Meet Dave Eddie Murphy and all those who were his crew in Dave were hilarious. I especially enjoyed the crew member who realized he loved musicals and things associated with gay men! Gina’s driving towards the end also made me laugh alot. Worth seeing!
62. Date Movie Spoof movie, but not worth seeing again.
63. Partition India and the continuing history of violence and hatred. Blindsided hatred on both sides while very few seem to want to break the cycle… A truly lovely love story between a Hassock man and Indian/Pakistani woman buds and grows in this, with a saddening ending.
64. Son of Rambow Simply loved this movie-the friendships made and learning who to trust and lean on. Marvelous. Must own. 4 years ago
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1. Batman: Dark Knight Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, need I say more?
already, with a list i update called “What I’ve been watching.” dont really need it as a goal. 5 years ago
you never know what your going to get…
Forrest Gump is one of my most favorite movies. On a snowy Friday afternoon it is a good movie to watch while I bake some holiday goodies.
I just love the sound track too! 5 years ago
Frank Capra has been my favorite director all of my life. I stayed home this morning to regroup.
For some unknown reason a small voice told me to watch Meet John Doe
I am very glad I did. Do you know Gary Cooper grew up in Montana? His father was a Montana Supreme Court Judge. 5 years ago
all I can say is I love Stephen King’s books. I had not read this story and frankly am not really into sci-fi horror movies so I didn’t think I would like it very much.
I was wrong. I get choked up just thinking about it. 5 years ago
Which is assisting me in this venture. I’m keeping on it fairly well… 5 years ago
Predictable yet very fun! It was a fun reminder to live more, laugh more and not be afraid to be who we want to be. Not to be morbid, but we are all going to die sooner or later.
A relaxing Sunday afternoon get away. 5 years ago
Missed this one until this evening. A very inspiring look at how we deal with supposed failures,death and life.
If you have never taken a road trip across America you truly are missing a beautiful experience.
nice soundtrack too. :) 5 years ago
What to say about this movie, as a myriad of adjectives come to mind? Disturbing in parts, touching in others, believeable and unbelievable, as you go along the plot with the characters from disbelief to horror. Josh Hartnett is convincing as the town’s sheriff with his band of rebels, who want to fight for their lives and survive the vampires. 30 Days of Night has shades of being believeable which for me helps the movie plot as well. The story isn’t slow or too fast, I feel like it’s a great idea that was well played. The sacrifices astound me and the ending is just wonderful even if it’s not what you were looking for.
It’s not just a scary horror movie, it has parts that make you think and wonder. Go see it! 5 years ago
One of my all time favorites.
After my near death experience in 2003 I know we have angels with us always. We are never alone. 5 years ago
an oldie but a Tim Burton/Johnny Depp classic.
Lots of love is war type of movies…Chicago, War of the Roses, Mr and Mrs Smith, Down with Love just to mention a few…
I was sick the past few days and they seemed to help me feel better. ;) 5 years ago
After getting tons of reccomendations, I finally broke down and watched Fight Club. I don’t know if the movie is still entirely clear to me…but I thought it was just alright. It got a lot of hype. Brad Pitt was the best-looking alter ego I’ve ever seen, though. 5 years ago
this movie was falsely advertised as a comedy. it was enteraining and different from typical movies, but i was forced to play mario party after watching to lift my spirits with my friend. definitely a movie i wouldn’t watch alone. i knew it was a darker movie, but i had no idea to what extent. watch it at your own caution haha. 5 years ago
Country Teacher, an asian documentary style about education and teachers in the country, the hardships and rewards.
Kannazuki No Miko was an anime involving lesbian priestesses and the Orochi, good trying to triumph over evil etc. Lovely graphics but a bit disappointing otherwise.
Fahrenheit 9/11 with Michael Moore was interesting and saddening. I seem to be rapidly embibing on his movies.
Why We Fight with John Mccain was fascinating and so intelligently put together. It shows how war has become profitable and how its more like corporations fighting for contracts rather than to help save human lives.
Not sure if I’ve listed Bad Girls before, but saw it, and am done with it.
Saw the Terminator 1 & 2, and found it really good. Arnold was awesome and the plots were great. I liked the graphics much more in the second one and understood finally why it caught on.
FullMetal Alchemist is an anime about the philosopher’s stone and bringing back life through various messed up characters. Some of them are interesting and some are just incredibly creepy. The way Gluttony is, is horrible. Interesting though.
Vision Quest with Mathew Modine was ok. It had Journey tracks throughout which were great. It was about wrestling and incredible odds. A romantic part towards the end and lots of corny goofiness.
Dream for an Insomniac with Jennifer Anniston, Ione Skye and Mackenzie Astin is interesting. I like how they use color vs black and white. The quotes that are bandied about are great and I enjoy the whole Frank Sinatra side of it too.
Max Magician and the Legend of the Rings was corny and sad. I was more annoyed by the mouse and semi-dumbness of Max and the movie itself. Not worth renting or buying sadly. 5 years ago
entertaining, funny. not the best movie, glad i didn’t pay to see it haha. it’s worthwhile, but gets kind of old after a while. 5 years ago
good movie. it made me feel conflicted and sad hahah. the person i was watching it with disagreed with me on most of the issues in the movie and how we felt about them, ha. but i liked it all the same. 5 years ago
things i can remember watching! ughh this is so neglected.
-everything is illuminated
-the history boys
-the simpsons movie (yuck!)
all i can remember for now. 5 years ago
I recommend it and I don’t often find myself enjoying war sort of movies, but this one is great. She unwraps the mystery and well, it’s just a great story!
I did watch the Firefly series. So sad it didn’t continue on the major networks or any networks! The movie Serenity was also good, but sad.
I’ve been on a Micheal Moore kick as well, I did see Sicko of course and now I’ve seen Bowling for Columbine. Some of what he does is sensationalism but I don’t believe that is what drives him. I’m looking forward to watching Fahrenheit 911.
I also finally watched some of my dvds-About Last Night was sweet and slightly strange with Demi Moore and Rob Lowe. Redlined was just insipid to me. Who Killed the Electric Car was a very good movie, and raises all sorts of questions about alternate fuels and such. Why We Fight was also interesting as it shows how war/military has been taken over by corporations and is well, sad to say, profitable to be at war.
I’ve been having my eyes opened by all this. Very interesting stuff! 5 years ago
I adored the one that came first as a camaro-he was a favorite and I loved the sense of humor found throughout the movie.
I’ve been watching the Firefly series with my fiance, it’s interesting, good humor and stuff found throughout it. We’re going to watch the movie Serenity I think soon.
Last one I saw was Sicko by Michael Moore which was amazing and great. I loved his train of thought and to find out all this stuff about healthcare. It reminds me about the other movie I saw not long ago, that’s about one woman who was disgusted working for a pharmecutical company and went through the stages of greed and compassion in it. It’s horrible what the USA does for health care for our citizens compared to so many other countries. 5 years ago
I liked Justin Long and the plot. Great stunts and it just was a good yippie yi ki yeah movie. I liked when Bruce Willis was on Jon Stewart’s show and said Justin Long’s tag phrase was “Yabba Dabba doo mother fucker!” Great.
I’ve been watching movies I had in storage recently, so I saw two of Deanna Durbin’s. Can’t Help Singing was good, lots of great moments.
Quest for Camelot was cute, and it is a kid’s movie.
Now I’m on Waiting to Exhale and it’s so far interesting but definitely not one I’d keep. Watching the Fred Astaire movies now. I watched Top Hat, which was cute in parts and the dancing was nice. There aren’t many movies like that anymore. Now I’m watching Royal Wedding which so far is not so great, but its good to see what life used to be like, back then. Saw the Musical Quest for Camelot and the regular one which were ok. I watched Sommersby with Richard Gere & Jodie Foster which was really good, for an older set back in the times movie. The Little Vampire was good and I especially enjoyed the undead cows! The Officier and the Gentleman with Richard Gere is good and I’m enjoying the eye candy in it!
Watched From Here to Eternity which is well known for its infamous love scene on the beach with pretty covered people. It was ok, I guess I was a bit confused at the end about when the two women are talking about after the leis conversation. Other than that, interesting. Don’t Talk to Strangers was a bit creepy with that Rebecca De Mornay but lovely sexy Antonio Banderas. Mortal Thoughts had Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, twisted murder story but ok. Now watching Italian for Beginners which is alright, nothing great about several people as their lives interconnect in different ways. The ending was good though.
My mom, niece and I went to Rattatouie which was delightful with the cooking Gusteau and the rat. It was wonderful in an unexpected way. I am rewatching Indecent Proposal which I loved the beginning of…and the way that relationship warps due to the curveball thrown in is interesting. Bad Girls with Drew Barrymore was ok, I liked the characters and the interaction between one of the women and a guy at the ranch. The Best of Mike Myers was ok, I liked a few of the skits. Operation Dumbo Drop is cute, some of the parts are quite funny.
Mighty Joe Young was good, but sad as humanity got in the way of nature. I hate how the hunters taunted him and he couldn’t do anything for so long to them. When Joe almost dies, or I realize it even though I know he won’t, I end up crying and feeling bad…even though I know it didn’t really die but it still hurts. Makes me wonder how I’ll deal with losing my animals when they die. 5 years ago
Alot was revealed in previews and alot of the way the plot laid out, was like The Sixth Sense to me. Not a bad movie, but not one I’d resee or buy.
No, I’m not sufficiently scared about hotel rooms yet. Anyone seen Vacancy? 5 years ago
ive been doing this for some time actually, if you’ll notice on my list of bests. 6 years ago
It’s horrific that it can happen where student and teacher relationships become sexually intimate. The way Judi Dench portrays her manipulative character and Cate Blanchett does her wishing to end it for the sake of her family and personal life but somehow can’t say no…It’s a very good film but the subject material isn’t one I would revisit.
Volver with Penelope Cruz was interesting. It’s about a woman who commits a crime that eerily reminds me of the quote “history repeats itself.” It was interesting but I don’t think one to own.
Candy with Heath Ledger was depressing as at first I enjoyed the poetry and love shared. However the movie progressed and spiraled with them down into their drug abused state through many hardships in life. It’s slightly weird to watch them grow closer only to have them fall back into bad habits. Don’t watch this if you’re into a feel good mood.. They can’t save themselves from temptation …and definitely not for their own good. Great twist in the end.
Happily N’ever After with voices from Sarah Michelle Geller and Freddie Prinze Jr. It was kind of cute, but ultimately disappointing to me. A different take on the fairy tale perspective but I enjoy the Shrek versions better….
Snatch with so many wonderful actors. This movie was POW! in your face and fast moving. I liked the characters and the story line kept me entertained and not sure of what was going to happen next. The dvd extras are even better and definitely a movie to own.
The King with William Hurt was a dark and disturbing movie. It’s about a boy looking for the father he never had and the trials he goes through and really the character metamorphosis is amazing. Very frightening on many levels and quietly horrorific. The ending is just great on so many levels with its twist.
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints with Dianne West, Robert Downey Jr., Channing Tatum, Shia Lebueof and Rosario Dawson. It’s about a group of kids in New York and the trials they go through growing up, through the eyes of this one kid who is sick of it all. Unfortunately family trials and tribulations suck and you get the sense of wondering if they’d be better off staying together then when he went off on his own.
Totally Awesome had some funny spots but overall not worth watching at all. It combines tons of 80s movies in a semi-amusing at times plot. Outtakes make it a little easier to handle but not worth paying for.
The Fountain with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weiss…is like dancing between various memories and such. It’s a bit trippy when Hugh Jackman’s character travels through various time periods at randomness. It’s an interesting film but not one I’d want to own.
The Science of Sleep was similar to The Fountain with the randomness. Definitely did that with languages going between English, French and Spanish. The main character has these wild dreams and connects with his neighbor girl through them. However he starts to believe the dreams even when they’re just dreams and not correct.
Scoop with Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johannsen, and Woody Allen is a good film about the Tarott Card Killer and the scoop the journalist major goes through trials & tribulations to get her story. Interesting twists, definitely good to see.
Pumpkin with Christina Ricci and various others. It’s about a girl’s sorority who decides to take on training mentally challenged adults for some competition. The transformation the “perfect” main character goes through with her attitude and ideals is interesting and good to see.
Cabaret with Liza Minelli and Michael York. It’s set back during the Nazi/German World War 1/2 time and about a cabaret dancer who slowly seems to fall for a richer guy as she likes the money and things they buy. However her lover along the way, also gets drawn into the seduction of this rich man and it’s painful to see some of what they go through. I like the dancing numbers and the whole group/troupe are quite funny on stage.
Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand was interesting as to see why so many people are into her. The plot was sort of old though and I wasn’t so much for the ending…apparently I need to see Funny lady soon too.
Venus with Peter O’Toole was a bit disturbing. It’s about a relationship that was a bit out there as the huge difference in ages. He’s a really old guy who is still after young women and alot of what goes on surprises both of them. The ending was sad but great.
Smoking Aces with Ryan Reynolds, Ben Affleck, Common, Ray Liotta, Alicia Keyes, and Jeremy Piven was interesting. All these horrible killers are after one guy and the way they all interconnect is really trippy. The story has slight overtones from all the Law & Order episodes I’ve seen in the past. I like the little bit of romance was great and I’m liking the way Ryan Reynold’s character was harder but great in how he stands up for himself and his partner. The ending is excellent, great twist.
Shrek the Third with Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy etc. It was ok, there were some funny parts, but I just didn’t feel like it lived up to Shrek 1 or Shrek 2.
New York, New York with Liza Minelli and Robert Deniro was good in parts. I didn’t go for it, but I really liked the scene with the Justice of the Peace. Alot of the rest of it was dragging and not worthy of close to three hours sadly.
Jack with Anton Yelchin was funny. I liked the main character and the way he articulated himself. The parents were great, the overall story was great. Worth seeing.
Mermaids with Cher and Winona Ryder along with Christina Ricci and Bob Hoskins. All of which did great and I loved seeing Bob in this role. I’m definitely thinking about owning this just as its a really good movie for those who think zaniness is wrong just as normalness is wrong.
High Heels and Low Lifes with Minnie Driver was funny. I loved the way things clicked and worked throughout the movie. Definitely a good one to see.
Constantine was an ok movie, I enjoyed the imagery and the portrayals of hell/demons. I really enjoyed Shia LeBeouf and his transformation into angeldom which I had forgotten about. Interesting tattoos as well on Keanu.
Georgia Rule with Lindsey Lohan and assorted others. This was a bit confusing as they play it one way on tv and the theater just seemed a quite different movie. It was interesting but reminded me more of a Law and Order episode. I didn’t like the flipflopping but understood it for the plot. The ending between the mother and daughter was really good I thought. Other than that, not my cup of tea.
Pirates of the Caribbean: World’s End was actually good. I enjoyed the snippets of humor throughout the movie and Johnny Depp was as always quite hot for a pirate. Orlando Bloom didn’t play as big of a role but I enjoyed Keira Knightley’s step up into being a pirate. Good story line and definitely kept you going.
Beautiful People was not all that beautiful. Story lines intersected and disconnected and just left me a little lost. Much more gritty and real and some parts are quite moving in how you take them in…
A Life Less Ordinary with Cameron Diaz and Ewan Macgregor was ok. I’ve heard the plot so many times before and some of the hallucinatory areas were funny/strange but not one I’ll be keeping.
Sparkler was good with Freddie Prinze Jr and the cute Jamie Kennedy. Basically about a woman whose luck is turned around after she suffers a bit from her husband. She is the “sparkler” as how she acts and behaves amazes those around her. Very good and one I’m thinking of keeping.
“O” with Josh Hartnett and Julia Stiles. This was a good but twisted movie as it harkens back to Othello. Josh Hartnett’s character was quite dastardly and the plot was pretty devious. I liked his words at the end about flying and the ending made sense although in a way I would have wanted him dead too.
movies seen a long time ago:
Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning
You Stupid Man
Walk the Line
The Medallion 6 years ago
was really good. I didn’t feel everything was given away in the previews and that it kept me enthralled the whole time. Freaked me out a little too, but definitely a good plot line and great cast. Check it out! 6 years ago
funny parts but it had alot of sort of gospel music that I wasn’t into as much. I liked the funny parts though…
Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story had John Malkovich and was really a big con artist sort of movie. It was a bit creepy how well he could change voices and attitudes. This was the softest I’d ever heard his voice as well. Interesting, not one to own though in my opinion.
Fast Food Nation was interesting. I didn’t know what to expect. The tale shows how the Mexicans get over the border and some of what they go through. What is really amazing in this film is the transformation of the characters. I could feel the emotion leaching out of me at the end when in the killing room. The Meatrix extras are awesome and the backwards hamburger definitely helps dissuade me from going to some fast food places for a long while.
Dane Cook’s Vicious Circle was hilarious! I absolutely loved his comedy and his examples. The way he acted stuff out and the way his voice would change. What a gorgeous funny man!
London had Jessica Biel playing a girl who loved someone who didn’t vocally say it back to her. Yada yada yada, he realizes what an ass he’s been about it, admits it…and well..I like the ending and that she doesn’t give in.
A Good Woman has Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johannsen & Tom Wilkinsin. The adulterous woman and how she’s outcast from society. She comes to a place that has no apparent reason until you learn that her daughter is there and the relationships/scandel/sex that ensues. Very good movie, loved the ending.
Brick has Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lucas Haas. It’s all about this girl who is involved in a more underground scheme/click. It really reminds me of this spy, undercover detective movie but with like high school kids. Lots of drama, espionage sort of stuff comes around and it’s pretty interesting in a grittier fashion with the fallout at the end.
Let’s Go To Prison with Dax Shepard and Chi McBride was funny in many ways. It does show alot of what I’ve heard about prison but the characters are awesome in this, and some of it makes you go “whoa” there. Especially enjoyed the ending.
Road Trip was funny with Breckin Meyer and Amy Smart. Good for some lighthearted laughs and adult humor. I don’t think I’d want to own it though.
Tortilla Soup was a great movie about family and love. It had a Latin flavor, including Mexican/Brazilian and some other cultures and my favorite-cooking! Lovely film and a great cast that play it well.
Swept Away with Madonna and Adriano Giannini. Adriano Giannini was delicious and seemed very macho in this movie. I enjoyed this movie after the supreme prima donna was taken down a peg or two..or three. I enjoyed the turn of fate and what ended up happening. I was disappointed with the ending but I understood it at the same time…
Stage Beauty with Billy Crudup and Claire Danes. I liked the exchange between the two actors/actresses. The designs and period I believe stayed pretty true to form. It was a bit more depressing and violent than I thought it’d be, but it was still worth seeing.
Sylvia with Gwyneth Paltrow & Daniel Craig. It was interesting and all about Sylvia Plath and her marriage to Ted Hughes. I found it interesting to see how people with disorders/mental issues dealt with each other. I would like to read Bell Jar now and some of Sylvia’s poems. I’ll also refresh my memory of Ted Hughes I think.
Loverboy with Kyra Sedgewick and Kevin Bacon. It’s about this woman who is obsessed with having a more than average child. She keeps him home instead of letting him go to school until badgered into doing so. It’s crazy the lengths she goes to, to keep him to herself. She calls her son “loverboy” and it’s a little creepy. The ending is sad…but appropriate.
Sybil with Sally Field and Joanne Woodward. It’s about this woman who had a tortured childhood that shattered her into multiple personalities. The music is great as an enhancer for scary feelings in this movie. The growth of the character Sybil is amazing and the things she survived going through in childhood, were horrible, but empowering that she managed to get past it all. It is a true story. Very worthwhile to see!
The Virgin of Lust (foreign film) very hard to follow and really bored me. I tried figuring it out but ended up fastforwarding through it and still not understanding why it was given good reviews. Don’t waste your money.
Foxfire with Angelina Jolie is the last of my batch of films. It was really good, I love the inner plot and the way the girls band together. It’s great to see confidences emerging from a pretty rough time in life. Definitely worth seeing. 6 years ago
Lots of double entendres and adult humor. At the time it’s what I needed, but other than just for that, I don’t think it’ll be on my to own list.
May switch this goal to allconsuming…going to check that out soon. 6 years ago
1. Shortbus is a very sexual film. It is really all about sexuality not just sex but alot of the sexual tensions and drama bleeds through. It was made over the course of 3 years and the actors wrote the play. I loved the way the film went to the blackout like it was affected by this one woman being unable to orgasm and then they came back on when she finally did, after a lifetime of being unable to. It is a bit zany, sexual but good in a different way.
2. Pleasure Drivers is just plain messed up for a movie. It has Meat Loaf, Lauren Holly, Billy Zane, and Lacey Chabert. It’s about this church that apparently stinges one of its founders out of money after an accident. The caretaker takes the messed up guys sister for kidnapping. Along the way we meet a crazy lesbian killer, a distantly sexual professor, a nympho fake student/escort and some other weird characters. It’s not one I’d recommend to own, but it could be interesting to watch if you’re wanting something a bit out there. The line that stays with me from this movie goes something like this-”the only freedom is in death.”
3. Keeping Mum with Rowan Atkinson(Mr. Bean!), Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith & Patrick Swayze. This movie is considered a black comedy with some definite sexual humor along the way. I love the way “Grace” takes care of things and how everything comes together. In the end, the daughter really does take after the mother!
4. Eragon with a very adorable dragon. I have not read the book but now I intend to. I must see the second movie as well. The plot is really good, and the characters are awesome. I love the dragon and the humor. Definitely worth seeing.
5. Harsh Times with Christian Bale. This is Christian Bale at a very gritty not gangster but definitely a chilling with the homies mentality. Very different from his other films, but he pulls it off really well. He plays a bit of a psycho in this and it’s amazing the connections he makes and what happens along the way. I was really struck by the line where he says “love is sacrifice..” The ending is quite good, and not exactly what you’re expecting.
6. The U.S. Vs. John Lennon was really interesting to me as both my parents were active at that time. My mom was a hippie and my dad was in Vietnam. A great deal of what was shown I had seen before, but I did enjoy getting to see Yoko not as a bad person. She was a performance artist and could be very well spoken which showed in this film. There were some really interesting scenes with the radical protestors and alot about how the government targeted Lennon (reminding me of the Red Scare with McCarthy). I often wonder what the world would have been like if he, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy hadn’t been killed.
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7. Happenstance is subtitled in French, with Audrey Tatou whom I love. It’s really about how things happen and they’re all connected, it was a bit depressing but a really good plot. Really how one very small thing can affect a bigger grander thing in the end, the whole inner connectedness idea.
8. Everybody’s Famous was a Belgian movie about a man who had high hopes for his daughter in singing. It’s really about his crazy plot of getting her there, the reward he gets along the way and how he becomes the song that makes her. I liked the ending of this alot.
9. Mediterraneo was in Italian and had a more sad/depressing story within. It is mainly about soldiers who get marooned at this island which at first appears uninhabited but the people living there eventually do appear. The men seem to fall in love with the little island and end up being there for three years before anyone from the outside visits. It seems to be about the journey of life and what we go through when we want to be happy. It has a funny end, and it was a likeable film. 6 years ago
Alot was given away with the previews too. Still a good movie and worth seeing. Hoping she’ll be making more movies that will be out soon. I really liked the inner battle her character faced in this movie- where she learns a nasty truth and an ugly side of herself emerges but she overcomes some of it and really is amazing in that regard. 6 years ago