Movies are a big part of our life and there is nothing better than the theater, but at $18 a pop, we also enjoy staying in and watching Netflix rentals. Here is what we saw this month, both at home and in the theater. I’m feeling a little punchy so bear with me!
The Social Network – Yes, great script and great acting but I honestly didn’t see what all the fuss was about. The ending was abrupt and left me feeling like it wasn’t a complete piece. What did you like about it? The story or the actual film?
The Reader – I didn’t realize what this movie was about. It was intense but lovely at points, also a little depressing.
Exit Through the Gift Shop – This is the documentary about the street artists Banksy and Thierry Guetta. Intriguing but also annoying and contrived.
Nurse Jackie, Season 2 – We started ranking the characters in order of least likability 1. Dr. Cooper 2. Eddie. 3. Jackie. I love this show and I’m interested to see where they take it.
Californication, Season 3 – Sue Collini is all I have to say. We stayed in one Saturday afternoon for a marathon and laughed and laughed.
The King’s Speech – Beautiful story with a lovely ending. It moved slowly at points but overall I really enjoyed it. Jeffrey should have won the Oscar for best supporting.
The Last Lions – This is a National Geographic film about a determined lioness who will do anything to keep her cubs alive. Interesting cinematography, fascinating story, oh and those baby cubs just stole my heart. I’ve never seen any wild life documentary like it.
Kings of Pastry – This really got me in the spirit to go to Paris. I can’t believe what it takes to become a MOF and will have a whole new appreciation and understanding when I see that blue, white and red striped collar. It was so touching to see how much the judges cared about the 16 chefs and their success. Not what I was expecting and heart breaking at times.
The American – Jeff loved it and I hated it. But seriously, who cares about George Clooney’s character? They didn’t let us in and so I never cared what happened. (It got me excited to go to Tuscany, though.)
28 Days Later - An oldie but goodie. Danny Boyle is my favorite director, hands down.
Shine A Light – This is a documentary about the legendary Rolling Stones by Martin Scorsese. Bill Clinton opens the show – seriously?? I couldn’t watch more than 20 minutes, I wanted more behind the scenes and less concert footage. (Sorry!)
Dream of Life – I love your music Patti Smith but this was like a student film and I’ve seen enough of them in my life.
Do you have a Netflix account? What did you watch this month?