Just popping in with a short post. NaNoWriMo is going swimmingly and I should be back to posting semi-regularly by the middle of this month. Until then, please enjoy this post and accept my wish that I could write more of them.
A Bug’s Life (1998) – Aside from the fun of picking out the similarities to The Magnificent Seven (1960) there was little to make me enjoy the adventures of Flik & Co.
Gladiator (2000) – *is blown away by Russell Crowe’s amazing acting* I’d only seen him as Javert in Les Misérables (2012) and he did an epic job in this film. Made me cry several times.
The Last Sin Eater (2007) – Though not all the acting was great and script was a little weird at times, this movie sank into my heart all the same. I can tell it’s going to be an epic read – where are libraries when you need them?
A Bear Named Winnie (2004) – I really want to see Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017). And ABNW would make an excellent companion piece, one you could watch before GCR as a sort of prequel. A good, solid ‘man and his pet’ story and not a bad WWI film either.
Superman (1978) – I, um, watched this mostly for Glenn Ford. And he was great. But even though Superman was pretty much the first great superhero movie, I never really got behind any of the characters or the story in general. Meh.
Mission: Impossible III (2006) – Caught the last two-thirds of this on TV and it was a blast, even if I had to get the first part of the story from Wikipedia. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is SLIMY. Ethan Hunt got me to tear up and my little brother (who watched a bit of it) was thrilled that there’s a hero that shares his name. Plus, I love and adore how these films stick so close to the spirit of the original TV show.
Cowboy (1958) – Again, I came into this movie for Glenn Ford, but stayed for Jack Lemmon. Previously, I’d only seen him in Mister Roberts (1955) but he charmed me again in Cowboy. And the story itself is very good as well.
Leap! (2016) – I don’t get the critics’ glitch with Leap! It’s a fun, warm-hearted animated film with stunning visuals. What more could you ask of a children’s movie?
Thor (2011) – I’m sorry, Marvel, but this one was a No for me. I think I’ll like the Iron Man movies better. There were some highlights: Loki (I don’t have a crush, but he was the most well-developed character – I thought), Clint’s cameo, and the beautiful cinematography. But overall…nah.
The Ten Commandments (1956) – Last time I watched Ten Commandments, I was much younger and it was interesting to see it again with mostly fresh eyes. I recognized a lot of actors this time (Vincent Price was an interesting casting choice) and the music, spectacle, and characters still hold up after all these years. A truly epic epic.
Pride & Prejudice (2005) – Always the best version. *ducks flying tomatoes*
How many of these movies have you seen? What do you think of them? What are some movies you’ve watched lately?