I haven’t seen anything in the theatres for a few weeks (not that I haven’t wanted to!) but had good Netflix viewing time…
Blu-Ray DVDs – so fun!
- Safety Not Guaranteed – The ad: “Wanted: Somebody to go back in time with me. This is not a joke. P.O. Box 91 Ocean View, WA 99393. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.” Answered by magazine writers looking for a story. Mark Duplas was very enjoyable! Jake Johnson (from New Girl) was unlikable and sad. Aubrey Plaza was just crazy enough to join in the fun. Nice little movie!
- Brave - beautiful in Blu–Ray! I didn’t fully tune in to the story as I was multi-tasking, but got the gist and enjoyed the Scottish accents, men in kilts, and bears.
- Liberal Arts - recommended to me as a Josh Radnor fan (How I Met Your Mother, happythankyoumoreplease). Again, I wasn’t fully attentive. It was good but not as good as happythankyoumoreplease in my mind. Thirty-something guy goes back to his alma mater for professor’s retirement party and falls for a student. Sixteen year age difference may not be the deal-breaker, but roommates and cafeteria lunches may be. Maybe it’s a guy movie.
- Sleepwalk With Me – I watched this on PPV and re-watched it on Netflix instant. I’m tempted to buy the autographed blu-ray from the star, but we’ll see. Just an enjoyable look at a comedian who is avoiding facing his life.
- Serious Moonlight - Meg Ryan. Timothy Hutton. Married. He’s planning to leave her. She’s planning to surprise him by coming home from the city early for the weekend. She realizes (by the rose petals everywhere) that he is unfaithful and as he is trying to leave she throws a pot, hitting him in the head, rendering him unconscious. He wakes, duct taped to a chair. Comedy ensues. :) Just kidding. It’s not funny, but it was not a bad movie. But what is up with Meg Ryan? Those lips take up 1/3 of her face. Poor thing…
- Seeing Silver Linings Playbook with Deadra – yay! The previews continually to make me happy, so I can’t wait to see it again!
- Bringing movies to Deadra’s for some girl-time while she is recuperating – Magic Mike, Once, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and the Ides of March.
- Still wanting to see The Impossible (if I can hack it – hear the tsunami is difficult to watch).
- Before Midnight is the third movie by Richard Linklater about the same couple – played by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. In Before Sunrise (1995) they meet on a train and after spending the night walking around Vienna they talk about meeting in 6 months, after they tie up loose ends in their lives. In Before Sunset (2004) they meet again, when she sees that he is speaking at a book signing (or something) in France and neither of them knows if the other showed up at their planned meeting. And now, almost 20 years after the first, it premieres at Sundance. Very exciting. Can’t wait til it comes to a “theatre near me.”
What is your movie news?
- The Ghost of Ted Mosby Lingers in ‘Liberal Arts’ (Review) (popmatters.com)
- Looking for Oscar films on DVD and Blu-ray? Some are already available (sacbee.com)
- Film: Sundance: Before Midnight, a Terrence Malick homage and Lake Bell’s directorial debut top a great Day Four at Sundance (avclub.com)
- #Sundance: New Images Of Ethan Hawke & Julie Delpy In ‘Before Midnight’ (theartsyfilmblog.com)
- Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy reteam for “Before Midnight” (panarmenian.net)
- Safety Not Guaranteed (wpladult.wordpress.com)
- Under the Radar?: “Safety Not Guaranteed” (fogsmoviereviews.com)
- Safety Not Guaranteed – short movie review (heartsofwax.wordpress.com)
- What You Can Learn From A Sleepwalker And A Pickpocket (figuringoutfulfillment.wordpress.com)
- Movie Review: Sleepwalk With Me (othemts.wordpress.com)