And one for books coming (hopefully) tomorrow!
Newsies (1992) – My obsession of 2014’s summer months (this and the Broadway musical). The songs are still, and always will be, amazing. Plus, baby Christian Bale.
The Patriot (2000) – Gory and violent, but beautiful as well, and I was hardly ever bored for its almost-three-hour run which is pretty incredible. I still don’t like Mel Gibson, though.
Rogue One (2016) – My heart is smashed.
An American Tail (1986) – While ‘Fievel Goes West’ was watched wayyyy more than ‘An American Tail’ during my childhood, this movie still brought back plenty of good memories.
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) – Ever since I watched and loved A&E’s Horatio Hornblower series I’ve been a little obsessed with that period of British history, so M&C was a natural extension of that. An excellent film.
Texas (1941) – Super young Glenn Ford and William Holden? YES. A thoroughly entertaining ‘B’ western.
A Royal Night Out (2015) – Gorgeous clothes, lots of Glenn Miller, and not a whole lot going on besides that. Still, it was amusing.
The Four Feathers (2002) – This movie depresses me to death, but I still love it. Heath Ledger and Wes Bentley and Kate Hudson all turn in these absolutely gut-wrenching performances. It’s one of those stories that settled really deeply into my heart and soul forever.
The Secret of Convict Lake (1951) – One of the better westerns I’ve seen. Several good female characters, which is a bit unusual for a western. Glenn Ford and Gene Tierney both gave great performances.
The Inheritance (1997) – This is another #childhood movie and it’s super obscure (but awesome) so if any of you have ever watched it, I’d love to know. It’s a bit similar to ‘Little Women’ (1994), not least of all because both movies are based on books written by Louisa May Alcott, so I might do a comparison post sometime.
The Searchers (1956) – Deeply sobering. A truly great western.
Moana (2016) – I’ve seen this three times now, I think, and I like it a lot better now than I did when I first watched it. The songs are good and/or catchy for the most part, and Maui is a LOT of fun. Actually, the whole movie is.
Have you watched any of these movies? What films have you seen lately?