Friday, November 23, 2007

Seen Any Good Movies Lately

Hey, I want to get a good discussion going about movies. I love the movies. I still adore going to the theatre, snuggling up next to my sweetie in the dark, sharing a bag of fattening, overpriced popcorn and being entertained while the story unfolds.

Unfortunately life has intervened lately. Family stuff. You know the bad family stuff. Emergency, take-precedent-over-normal-life-routine stuff. It's been one of the rolling snowball kind of years where things seem to pick up speed as they go from bad to worse.

I've missed my movies. I've put them on the back burner by necessity, but now I realize if I want to hang onto my sanity in the midst of these dark days I need some small measure of creature pleasures, stolen in bits and pieces when I can.

So has anyone seen any good movies? At the theatre? Or DVD? I did manage to see Ratouille and I loved it. That's what made me wish for more great escapes.

Help me out here, folks. I'm famished for my movie fixes.

Lori

13 comments:

Diana Holquist said...

I just saw Ocean's Thirteen on PPV last night. It was dreadful--and I loved every single minute of it.

As you can see, I'm a little behind on movies, so I won't be much help here. I hope your year looks up, though, and whatever's been going wrong starts going right.

I'm impressed and awed that you can write through it all. Most people wouldn't be able to. The mark of a true professional.

--Diana

Lori Wilde said...

Thanks for the comment on Ocean's Thirteen, Diana. I loved Ocean's Eleven, thought Twelve was horrible, but I'm a sucker for George Clooney.

I was hoping to see Michael Clayton. I heard it was really great.

As far as the writing, I've been doing a lot of work in hospital rooms. Did you know most hopsitals have free wi-fi now? I didn't. It was a pleasant surprise.

Lori

Lois said...

I'm not a huge movie goer, or even a huge movie DVD goer (LOL), but um. . . hmm. . . oh, I got one. . . if you like action and adventure (and Sean Connery!), I loved The Rock, where they have to break into Alcatraz. Boy, did I love that! :)

Lois

Shari Anton said...

Did you see Shrek III? A funny, feel good movie. Can you tell most of my movie watching is with the grandsons? LOL!

Hugs on the Real Life, Lori. Here's hoping that snowball melts soon!

Paula Quinn said...

I recently saw The Lost City on dvd. Fantastic "elegant drama" directed(or produced-can't remember which) and starring Andy Garcia. It's set in the late 1940's Havana, Cuba (when Havana was the place to be)and just prior to Fidel Castro's takeover.
Not usually my type of movie, but it had everything, including a very tender romance!

Lori Wilde said...

Shari,

I so loved Shrek one that I was disappointed in Shrek 3. Don't get me wrong, it was an okay story, just not in the league with Shrek.

Paula,

Lost City? Hmm, sounds intriguing. I'll have to give it a look see.

Lois,

Not a movie buff--say it isn't so! I spend some of my happiest childhood hours--beside the happy hours I spent reading--at the movies. Clearly, I was a shy geek with few friends.

Anonymous said...

Then you must see PS, I LOVE YOU starring Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank opens Dec. 21.


http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/psiloveyou

mammakim said...

Oh I hear you.. I haven't seen a movie in ages. We bought a portable DVD player so we could watch Shrek 3 and it didn't work so I am off to the store Tuesday to bring it back.

Elizabeth Hoyt said...

Hmm. The last movie I saw in the theatres was the last BOURNE movie. I tried recently to get the family to go see MARTIAN CHILD, which had John Cusack as a single guy trying to adopt a kid who thinks he's from Mars, but everyone in my family thought it sounded boring. pthppht. They also didn't like RATOUILLE as much as I did. I fear we may have entered the Cynical Teens.

Michelle Rowen said...

I saw ENCHANTED on Friday and it was wonderful. Highly recommended for anyone who likes Disney movies...romances...feel good stuff! A+

Kelley St. John said...

I'm wanting to see ENCHANTED and AUGUST RUSH, but I have a book due Saturday, so...maybe next week :)

Kelley

Pat L. said...

I saw the Clooney movie - Michael Clayton - it was v.g.

Also saw yesterday August Rush - pretty good.

Want to see Bucket List with Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman and the movie with the guy from The Office - Dan something or other.

Barbara Vey said...

I went to my son's yesterday and we watched Transformers. Very fun movie. It brought back a lot of memories from his childhood (he had all the transformers) and he explained all the inside jokes. I love bonded with my adult boys.