I am using today’s post to introduce you to my movie page, Movies I Watch. This is the most current version, we saw 2 really good movies this weekend. Let me know what you think, and share your personal favorites with me. I love a good movie! Enjoy!
Lights! Camera! Action! Ticket? Popcorn? Candy? 3-D or just HD? No matter what any of the previous choices are, I love movies. I always have. I own some that I have watched 30 times. Or more. No joke. But my favorite way to watch them is in the theater. A big dark room with a 2 story screen (or taller) to display Hollywood’s latest and greatest. I wanted a list to keep track of all the new ones I watch, because I don’t always remember I’ve seen something. I also wanted a place to share a few little notes about the ones I really liked. So, pick a seat and settle in, and be sure to share comments at the end! Roll ‘em!
Ratings system will be:
1A – not so good
2A – so-so
3A – better but still lacking
4A – Pretty Good, see it!
5A – Can’t Wait to See It Again!, so see it already!
Currently Watched List:
Unknown – 3/19/2011 - Twisted thriller with action. Not lots of action, but what action is there is good. Liam Neeson is the main character, and although the critics were not fans of this movie, I did enjoy it. The plot was good for me, I figured some of the mystery out but not all of it, and the ending was well handled. It has a few flaws, but a good movie nonetheless. Kind of an Alfred Hitchcock meets James Bond kind of movie. 4A
Battle: Los Angeles – 3/18/2011 – WOW! Intense! Fast paced movie with lots and lots of action. The battle scenes are hard and rough, real war kinda stuff. Think Black Hawk Down or Saving Private Ryan. I like how the characters get thrown, literally thrown, together and still make a cohesive group with a few typical human complaints and problems. This movie truly had me on the edge of my seat, legs shaking, wanting to dive in the action myself and help. It is also an alien invasion movie, but only once really made me think of it like that. It has aliens and they are attacking, but it was more about the battles and the development of the characters to me. I will watch again. Loved this one! 5A
Due Date – 11/6/2010 – funny stuff! Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis were hilarious in this! Check yourself before you wreck yourself! Lots of strange and accidental things happen with them, starting from the beginning of the movie. You won’t be bored with this one! 4A
Red – 10/15/2010 – Action comedy with Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Mary Louise Parker just to name the main ones. Action comedy is a correct description, and I loved it! From Bruce Willis’ phone relationship with Mary Louise Parker to seeing Helen Mirren with a gun almost as big as she is, great fun! Had a couple of very touching moments as well. I found it highly entertaining. 4A
All Time Favorites List
Ladyhawke – 1985, Rutger Hauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick. Redemption at it’s best! Romantic story and nice humor as well. Some beautiful scenery in some of the shots. Lots to enjoy here. IMDB Storyline: “Philipe Gastone, a thief, escapes from the dungeon at Aquila, sparking a manhunt. He is nearly captured when Captain Navarre befriends him. Navarre has been hunted by the Bishop’s men for two years, ever since he escaped with the Lady Isabeau who the Bishop has lusted after. Navarre and Isabeau have a curse that the Bishop has placed on them that causes Navarre to be a wolf during the night and Isabeau to be a hawk during the day. Navarre insists that Philipe help him re-enter the city to help him kill the heavily guarded Bishop.” 5A
Indiana Jones, all of ‘em! Why bring a knife to a gunfight? 4A-5A
In Her Shoes – Story of sisters and the ups and downs in their lives and their relationship. Very touching, and again some nice humor. 5A
Journey to the Center of the Earth – Fun! Story is ok, but I really enjoyed the imaginative effects. 3A
Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe- love it! Really helped me get through the end of a horrible year. Went to the theater 5 times to see it. Would have gone more but that’s all I could afford! Lucy finds a beautiful world but when she went back home, she couldn’t find her way back in. A wonderful story about the challenges of growing up and growing through things well. Do you have a hero inside of you? This adventure might help you find out! 5A+
Pirates of the Caribbean – again, all of ‘em! Love, love, love them. Where has all the Rum gone? These movies are fun, and sometimes suspenseful. There are small details that feed into the next movie as well, but if you aren’t that familiar with the movies it won’t hurt the adventure for you anyway. Lot’s of action, crazy things happen, weird mysteries in all of them. I find them all very enjoyable. I do have a Johnny Depp thing ya know :) 5A+
Shop Girl - I think this was a wonderful and clever movie, and I really do like how it ends. Most of us are not perfect, and this little gem by Steve Martin shows we are still lovable even in the midst of our problems. Great movie! 4A
Star Trek – I won’t try to convert you to Star Trek if you are not already a fan, but I have always loved this show. Spoiler alert! You should have seen these by now, but if not I will give some of it away in this little discussion. The Voyage Home and Insurrection are my 2 favorites, Wrath of Khan comes in third only because of the third Star Trek movie. I HATED it when they killed Spock in the Wrath of Khan, it really played beautifully into the movie and Spock’s death scene is one of my all time favorite scenes, but if they had not brought him back, I would have stopped watching the movies. I don’t really like the third movie that resurrects him, except for the fact he is resurrected. Killer line: When the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one….which is how Spock explains his sacrifice to Captain Kirk. Voyage Home is a fun movie anybody can watch and enjoy even if they don’t know Star Trek. Insurrection is with the cast from Next Generation, and is a wonderful story about one group of people arrogantly trying to displace another. The Cherokee Trail of Tears came to mind for me when I watched it. It is well written and well acted, some nice light humor as well. 3A-5A+
Wizard Of Oz – might be the all time favorite of my favorites. Use to come on tv once a year when I was a little girl and mama always let me stay up and watch it. Favorite line was Dorothy to Scarecrow: I think I’ll miss you most of all! Lots of humor and fun. Learning the value of home and family, as well as how to count on yourself and your friends. 5A+++++++
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