I saw TWO great movies in the theatre this week – how much fun is that?
First, Jenni and I attempted to celebrate VIP Free Movie Day at the Wehrenberg, but the movie we wanted to see was not included in the freeness of movie day. But we stuck with our plan to see Captain Phillips – and it was worth it! Such a tense and stressful movie! Even though I knew the outcome, it was hard to watch, and the ending was so powerful and emotional. I highly recommend this movie!
Then, Saturday night (date night!), we saw Gravity (3D) and wow! I thought the movie was beautiful to watch and, if it’s possible, I was even more tense throughout! It was a little bit of a “whatever could go wrong did go wrong” story, but going in I knew nothing about it, so it was all a surprise.
On Netflix, I’ve seen The Trip on Instant – two British comedians on a foodie road trip. They are real-life famous comedians (Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon) but it was a mockumentary. Funny and serious.
On Netflix DVD:
Stories We Tell – a filmmaker re-creates her mother’s life and gets the family to tell the stories they remember. I sort of fell asleep for a few minutes because it was booooooooring, but it got better and it was actually pretty good.
Loosies – a pickpocket who is trying to pay off his dead father’s debt, attempts to go straight. It was just ok – sometimes I wonder why the movies in my queue are there. But I guess sometimes it’s nice to have just a brainless, silly movie to watch. I don’t recommend this one, but it was ok.
What next? Hmmm… Movies Coming Soon that I’d like to see include About Time, The Wolf on Wall Street, The Book Thief, and Delivery Man (because Vince Vaughn?). My Netflix Queue includes The Kings of Summer, Frances Ha! and Smashed… among 331 others. 🙂
How about you? Have you seen anything good? Have anything you want to see?
- 4 Reasons Why Captain Phillips Is One of the Year’s Best Thrillers… (pjmedia.com)
- Netflix Overtakes HBO In Paid U.S. Subscribers (huffingtonpost.com)
- Welcome Back Tom Hanks (zippyreviews.wordpress.com)
- ‘Captain Phillips’ Will Leave You Breathless (thejakartaglobe.com)
- Gravity Movie Review (percalamus.com)
- Movie Monday: Gravity Is Still Floating At The Top (v1019.cbslocal.com)
- And You Thought You Were Having A Bad Day: A Review On ‘Gravity’ (dordtdiamond.wordpress.com)
2 thoughts on “Monday Movie Minute…”
I also absolutely love movies! I am interested in the history of them, which is what my blog is about 🙂 http://hannahbojangles.wordpress.com/
I loved the movie Gravity, too. Saw it in a cinema in 3D and recommend doing that. Some spectacular visuals, not at all gimmicky in the #D dept.