Saturday, May 13, 2006


We don't go to the movies very often, because we don't have a regular babysitter (she graduated last year). Instead, we rent a lot of movies from NetFlix and record HD movies on our DVR. Last night we watched 'Garden State'. We both enjoyed it, but wonder why it has a rating of 8 on IMDB? I didn't think it was that great- a little slow at times, too. If anyone out there loves this movie, please tell me what I missed. Two nights ago, I watched 'The Life of David Gale' by myself. H thought a movie about the death penalty would be too depressing, so he didn't want to watch it. I thought it was a good movie and was surprised to find that a lot of people (including critics) hated it. I don't know if it's because I'm opposed to capital punishment or what, but I thought it was a good movie. The night before that, we watched 'Frida', which we both really enjoyed. It was especially fun to watch, since we were just in Mexico City two months ago. I had wanted to see that movie for quite some time, so it was good to finally see it. Our next NetFlix movie should arrive today ('When Harry Met Sally'), so we'll be watching that one soon. It's one of my favorites and I can't wait to see it again! We'll be going to see 'The DaVinci Code' during a matinee (while D is in school!) next Friday. H read the book and we are both excited to see it.

Any favorite movies? Anything you've seen lately? What's in your NetFlix or Blockbuster queue? Here is our current queue:
  1. Along Came a Spider
  2. Carnival of Souls
  3. Together
  4. The Road Home
  5. Places in the Heart
  6. The River
  7. SNL: The Best of Will Ferrell
  8. SNL: The Best of Will Ferrell 2
  9. Belle Epoque
  10. The Dancer Upstairs
  11. Broken Flowers
  12. I Heart Huckabees
  13. Simon Birch
  14. A Walk to Remember
  15. sex, lies, and videotape
  16. Fun with Dick and Jane
  17. Apollo 13
  18. Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud
  19. Map of the Human Heart
  20. Mrs. Brown
  21. Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  22. Return to Me
  23. Ever After: A Cinderella Story


App Crit said...

"The Edukators"'s not about teachers. I just went through this two-week binge of German flicks and that was the best of what I saw. Not bad.

Taking a break from DVDs and seeing "Art School Confidential" today.

"I Heart Huckabees" was great. Enjoy.


Addy N. said...

Thanks, App Crit- maybe we'll check that one out! The plot sounds strange- is it disturbing?

App Crit said...

No, not disturbing, Addy. Not a Disney flick, either. I saw this after about two weeks of German movies (my silly way of trying to keep my language skills up--not sure if it really works ;) and many were trying to be, well...too much.

This was more interesting. it's about what happens to ethics and idealism as we get older. Both youth and "experience" are under scrutiny. Strange movie, but engaging.

Enjoy your movie season. It's summer!


Anonymous said...

I would recommend the book A Prayer for Owen Meany instead of watching the movie Simon Birch. The movie did not do it justice.