The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 (w/ Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland) – 3 stars – I liked the classic adventure in colour and filled with vibrancy and green tights! Rob watched this with me and it made him want to see Men in Tights. Errol Flynn is wonderful and I love the fast forwarded sword fights, the romance story and how it developed, the action, the wit, the genius. I really love Olivia de Havilland and her great acting and very different roles in all her films. This was great! I recommend it. There is a lot of non-bloody violence though.
The Miracle of Our Lady Fatima 1952 (w/ Susan Whitney, Sherry Jackson, Sammy Ogg) – 3 stars – Very interesting story based on a true life experience in a village of Fatima, Portugal where religion and miracles were highly frowned upon. Three children saw a vision of a lady appearing to them and telling them secrets. They were laughed at and persecuted for voicing what they saw and heard. The village though was transformed when they would go to see a miracle that was to occur. They call it The Miracle of the Sun. It is very interesting to read up on if you are interested. The movie was very good and held true to the accounts, which is good. I enjoyed this movie.
Pushing Daisies (season 1) 2007 – 3.75 stars – I don’t have T.V. channels but I once in a while will watch a series through netflix. I am addicted to this show. I adore it on many levels, from the colours, the costumes, to the storyline. There isn’t an overload of sexual content which makes me happy too (of course for the lack of it, they make up for it in cleavage). Ned fell in love as a child to the girl named Charlotte (aka Chuck) who lived across the street/next door from him. Both of them lost a parent and hadn’t seen each other for many years. Thing is Ned has a special gift. He can bring things back to life when he touches them. . .but there are set backs. I really love this show!!!! Thanks to Solanah for blogging about it.
Public Enemies 2009 (w/ Johnny Depp, Christian Bale) – 3 stars – I would have rated this higher but it was a little boring at times (too drawn out). I am really big on biography stories, and this one about John Dillinger is a bit inaccurate which bugged me. They did get the gist of it though, so that works. Of course there is violence and some language in this film. No nudity, but there is a woman in a tub naked in which you can’t see actual parts but they show a lot of her, and there is a sexual scene with a woman in lingerie. I loved the clothes . . even the prison dress.
G-Force 2009 (w/ voices Penelope Cruz, Nicholas Cage, Sam Rockwell, Jon Favreau) – 2.25 stars – my son loved this. There were a few questionable things in it, but for the most part it is a cute but really lame kid movie about little agent guinea pigs.
Glee (Season 1) 2009 – 3 stars – This one has been recommended to me by many people, so I finally decided to see it. The show was a little addicting, but just because of the music for me, honestly. The acting and storyline don’t really capture me enough other than Quin’s story. Oh and I’m sorry but Curt’s actor’s voice bugs me big time. I also like Finn’s character because he is genuine, which is something I admire in real life. His singing is my favourite in the show too. I like Mercedes’ singing best out of the females. The way they all harmonize is amazing of course. . .which gets me sucked in the most!!! I will say I did enjoy the Madonna episode just because I used to be a really big Madonna fan.
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner 1967 (w/ Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton) – 3.25 stars – The end monologue by Spencer Tracy was great. Anyway the whole gist of this movie was that a white woman falls in love with a black man. They want to get married and don’t care what their parents will think, but they know what they’ll think. It is really one of those films that broke a lot of barriers. It is still intense today because there are still people out there who really aren’t fond of mixing races. For instance I know someone who is worried that black people are going to outnumber white people. My response to them was, “so what. as long as people are around that is what matters.” I really really hate racism. If my sons fall in love with girls that are different races, good. It is just skin tone. So this movie was great but at the same time I think especially back then, they would have received a much worse reaction. They would have people kicking their kids out of the family and wouldn’t talk to them again if they were to marry. I think this was still good though.
Sleeping Giant – Dread Champions of the Last Days album, Sons of Thunder album – favourite tracks: “Oh Praise Him”, “This is the Word”, “The Army of the Chosen One”, “Sons of Thunder”, “I’ve Seen”, “He Will Reign”
My Epic – I Am Undone album, Yet album – favourite tracks: “The Oil Press”, “Lest We Die”, “Author”, “Rich”, “Patience and Silence”
Hanson – Underneath album, Shout it Out album – favourite tracks: “Misery”, “Broken Angel”, “Deeper”, “Carry You There”, “And I Waited”, “Use Me Up”
Don’t get freaked out, but anyway this is Sleeping Giant’s “The Army of the Chosen One” – It is a Christian Hardcore band.