Jan 9, 2012

Weekend movie-thon

This weekend we had a free preview of Showtime and we took full advantage of our DVR with DirecTV.  We recorded about 10 movies between Sat/Sun and when we weren't watching one of those, we hooked the TV up to the internet and watched instant movies via Amazon (they're free with Prime membership).  There are hundreds and hundreds of titles to choose from, new and old movies.  I'm amazed at technology....really.
A few of the movies we watched...
Starring: Dwayne Johnson & Billy Bob Thornton
**Guess you could classify this as a guy movie, but I enjoyed it.  It was a story of revenge, so it was easy to follow.  Not to mention I love movies that kind of keep you guessing until the last 20mins...they're good exercise for the brain.  Interestingly enough, I don't even think "The Rock" had 100 words in the entire film.
Remember Me
Starring: Robert Pattinson & Pierce Brosnan
**Yes, believe it or not...I a Twilight fan did NOT see this movie upon its release in theatre's or even on DVD.  I had heard decent things about it though, so I decided to watch it.  It was a good movie with great acting...had depressing undertones through the entire film and unfortunately ended with heartbreak.  If you like a good cry, this is a movie to watch.
Vertical Limit
Starring: Chris O'Donnell, Scott Glenn, Bill Paxton and Robin Tunney
**This is a few years old and is basically Cliffhanger  on Mt. Everest.  The story isn't as dramatic, but still good.  I enjoyed it.
Tidal Wave
**This is a Korean movie and even though it was dubbed in English, it still had sub-titles.  Hardy is a huge fan of Godzilla movies, so I'm used to reading subtitles.  It followed several characters/families leading up to a Tidal Wave hitting Korea dead on.  Definitely sad ending, but probably a true depiction of what would happen, certainly makes you appreciate life more.
We bought these and finally watched them:
Starring: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Forest Whittaker
**Holy moly, if you don't use hand sanitizer now, this movie will certainly make you want to purchase stock in Germ-X.  I don't even know how to classify it....drama or horror.  It wasn't a big scary monster or zombies, but it was spooky in its own right to disease.
Super 8
Starring: Kyle Chandler, Noah Emmerich, Ron Eldard and Elle Fanning
**Filmed in the "80s", I felt like this was slightly a reboot on E.T., but in a good way.  The youngsters (most new comers) were excellent actors and made the story believable.  Elle Fanning (Dakota Fanning's younger sister) was absolutely fabulous. 

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