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Movies & Music Suggestions #9

ratings are 1-5 stars. anything over 3 stars and is really worth seeing, is in bold.

Bride Wars 2009 (w/ Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson) – 3 stars – It was absurd how crazy these ladies were but I really enjoyed how the ending was not necessarily happy for everyone like a lot of films are.

North by Northwest 1959 (w/ Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint) – 4 stars – Very interesting and very good and also very long (which it takes a lot for me to stay interested that long). It is about a man who gets mixed up and accused of far too much while getting all  mixed up with a woman along the way.
Return From Witch Mountain 1978 (w/ Kim Richards, Ike Eisenmann) – 2.90 stars – Not as good as the first one. I had never seen this sequel before now, while seeing the first a few times. It was much too corny and less interesting but still it was cute.

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 (w/ Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner) – 3 stars – I would have liked this much more if there wasn’t so much sexual conversation, granted it wasn’t too nasty, and the most nudity there was were women in underwear, but I just think that took away from the story :: shrugs :: anyway, it was funny and made me cry too.

Tea For Two 1950 (w/ Doris Day, Gordon MacRae) – 3 stars – Ah, I adore Doris Day as usual. I hadn’t seen this one in a while but it was fascinating with all the music and the lovely love story!

Firstborn 1984 (w/ Teri Garr, Christopher Collet, Peter Weller, Corey Haim) – 3 stars – This I just watched because it was the 56th Robert Downey Jr. film I’ve seen but he wasn’t in it very much at all. The story though was intense about a teen and his mom who is working hard at raising him and his brother. The issue at hand though is that she gets a boyfriend who turns their world around.

The Boy In Striped Pajamas 2008 (w/ Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon) – 4 stars – Amazing idea of what life may have been like for those who were children during the cruelty of Nazi Germany. This is about a young boy who moves near a camp and meets a Jewish boy whom he befriends while being taught that Jews are evil. Very good film.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 (w/ Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell) – 3 stars – This was cute. I still can’t stand Marilyn Monroe’s acting or singing at all, but I did laugh a few times. This was about two friends – one who is being investigated to see if she is loyal and the other who is falling for the investigator.

A Letter to Three Wives 1949 (w/ Jeanne Crain, Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern) – 3 stars – when they receive a letter from a friend saying they had an affair with one of their husbands, they each try to review their own husband and the love they share or shared.

Bell, Book and Candle 1958 (w/ James Stewart, Kim Novak) – 2.3 stars – A witch tries to win over a man whom she finds interest in, but she hasn’t the ability to love even though she has the ability to make others fall in love with her. Can this be different for her? This movie was just a bit boring for me for some reason and Jimmy Stewart is my favourite actor ever! I was a bit disappointed.

Morgan Stewart’s Coming Home 1987 (w/ Jon Cryer, Viveka Davis) – 3.25 stars – A teen who lived most of his childhood in boarding schools and has quite a love for horror movies ends up finally spending time with his parents who haven’t seen him in many years. He has dreams of what a family is and hopes they can have a lot of fun together. Only thing is, his very rich parents and politician parents might not be anything as he had remembered them to be. . and love comes his way which might make things even more difficult for him! This movie I thought was really funny and cute. My friend Mellie would love it. πŸ˜‰

The Sandlot 1993 (w/Tom Guiry, Denis Leary) – 3 stars – A boy who doesn’t know how to play baseball or anything about it, but is fascinated with wanting to play with a bunch of kids he has watched play, ends up making friends and learning the game. It shows a bit of the fun in adolescence.
Igor 2008 (voices of John Cusack, Molly Shannon) – 3 stars – This was interesting. A place called Malaria where they raise many Igors to work for evil scientists. this particular Igor is very smart that he creates his own evil and wants to be a scientist. . but when one of his projects goes wrong and is anything but evil, he ends up having some decisions to make. cute cute!
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (w/ Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett) – 4 stars – I at first didn’t want to see this because it is nearly three hours long and I have a hard time watching such long movies unless I do so in parts, but for some reason my interest was constant in this. A baby was born as an old man and instead of aging, he gets younger. Things are not easy for him and in time they only get harder especially when he meets the love of his life. Really great direction of photography and quite uniquely done!
Music I’ve been listening to lately:
….too many things that I forget how in the world to remember them all to list them here!
Over the past couple of days though I’ve been listening to a lot of Eisley, so I’ll share with you the song in which I named my photography Marvelous Things!
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6 thoughts on “Movies & Music Suggestions #9

  1. Ahhhh, the Sandlot. Such a classic. I have a 19 month old and I put it on for him the other day. He was enthralled. Daddy played pro ball. I have a feeling the dude might have the sickness too. Ah ha ha

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