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Movies & Music Suggestions #25 (I saw some good films this time!)

Inception 2010 (w/ Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy) – 4.25 stars – We saw this at the Drive-In, which means we had the boys with us but they were asleep (until Micah woke up really upset and I tried to calm him down best I could, so I sadly did miss some parts of dialogue). It was an intense story about a team of people who decided they would enter people’s dreams. . and dreams within dreams within dreams. . .in order to stop a son from taking over his father’s business (and wanting to crack into his father’s safe through the dream).   In the process however there is a major struggle for the lead character Cobb. What an intense film with loads of imagery and action. It was really enjoyable and I want to see it again. It makes you think a lot, and I love those types of movies.  There wasn’t any language until the last 25% of the film in which made me sad to hear. There was no nudity or anything very sexual that I recall either, other than Mrs. Cobb’s outfits at times. There is violence. The actors all did an excellent job. 


Despicable Me 2010 (w/ voices Steve Carrell, Jason Segel) – 2.75 stars – We saw this at the Drive-In. Leto loved it. Micah seemed to enjoy it too.  I however thought it was a bit too slow at times. It is about someone who seems to want to be a villain. He decides to adopt three girls in order to get into the home of his nemesis. His plan is to shrink the moon and steal it. The little girls were very sweet in this. I just didn’t find it highly entertaining as a whole. Also, there is a scene where the little yellow dudes make copies of their bums. They didn’t need to put that in the movie at all. 



Florence Nightingale 1985 (w/ Jaclyn Smith, Timothy Dalton) – 3 stars – This was a film based off of the life of Florence Nightingale who helped changed the ideas of nursing back in the late 1800s in Germany by breaking barriers of the power of women nurses, and she helped make it much more organized and sanitary. She rebelled against the usual ideals that women were only worth anything for being a wife and having children. It was good, but her acting I don’t think was too realistic at times.




Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 2008 (w/ Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Simon Helberg) – 4 stars – Oh goodness I laughed at this. The songs were really great too. The story is about a guy who pretty much pretends to be a villain, one who will overtake the world through evils. Thing is, he has a girl he really likes and his arch nemesis seems to be where her eyes linger.  There was an exposed hand gesture in this, otherwise I don’t think there was anything actually bad in it. It is short but really worth seeing if you want a good laugh and like music! 






SLC Punk 1999 (w/Matthew Lillard, Michael Goorjian, Devon Sawa, Jason Segel) – 2 stars – I will say the ending was very nice. I really liked the character “Heroin Bob” a lot because he reminded me a bit of myself – since he was anti-drugs (he did smoke and drink though) and pretty much being his own person (a leader). This is set in the 80s with the outburst of various types of punks and parts of what was said of them made me laugh since they weren’t too far off like the misconceptions seem to usually be. This movie had a lot of language, sexual scenes, and loads of drug content and some violence. I laughed here and there but for the most part I was really freaked out. No wonder why I stayed away from drugs. This is really freaky stuff that people get into and lifestyles that people drown in. . .I just don’t get it, honestly (the wanting to do it). What a sad sad sad movie though really.  





Pushing Daisies (Season 2) 2008 – 3.75 stars – I think I liked the first season much more, but I did love this one too! I was sad that they had to rush the ending and there are still things unanswered that are important factors to the show! I wish it didn’t have to end so abruptly. Lots of cleavage again in this, to make up for the lack of sexual content. There is some language as well as some violent sequences. This season is about how Ned and Chuck try to make one another happy and how they can find it. it also is about Olive finding her way of living without having Ned in her life, and Emerson continues to search for his ‘lil gumshoe. the aunts try to be happy as well still. great colours and outfits in this as usual!





Giant 1956 (w/ Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean) – 3 stars – A VERY long movie. . .nearly three and a half hours long! I watched it in parts. It was a good story. Thankfully one half is on one side of the disk and the other half on the other side. It is about the life of a couple who come together and what their lives are like over a few decades. Leslie is from New England and she married a Texas rancher named Bick. In the meantime a poor lone cowboy who Bick doesn’t like strikes oil!





Letters To God 2010 (w/ Robyn Lively, Tanner McGuire, Jeffrey Johnson, Ralph Waite) – 3.25 stars – In the beginning of this I felt it was a little corny to what reality is, but over time it got really good. I sobbed at the end of the movie. It is about the real life story of a boy who had brain cancer and he wrote letters to God. A postman with a struggle reads them, the boy’s mother and brother cope with the boy’s circumstance, but all the boy has is a deep faith that effects many people. Beautiful story. No language or anything (clean good family film).

Music I’ve listened to lately:
I’m sorry, I’ve had a bad week and haven’t paid attention to what i’ve been listening to, and I hardly watched any movies as well for the same reason. . more soon.
I did however listen to bands like My Epic and Sleeping Giant, I can’t recall what else though really.




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11 thoughts on “Movies & Music Suggestions #25 (I saw some good films this time!)

  1. Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog sounds amazing. And I love NPH. I can't wait to watch it.I just found your blog and it's great. Love the movie and music suggestion posts, they're a great idea.-Vern

  2. Pushing daisies was a fun show! It reminded me of Amelie made into series form. Chuck was such a fun character with a dream of a closet. But yes, I hate that it was cancelled. I have been savoring the show and haven't gotten around to finishing it yet. But what you said about the rushed ending is making me curious!Bea from A plus B

  3. Sorry you had a bad week =(I hope things are looking better this week.SLC Punk is a horribly good movie.I'm glad I watched it as a teenager- though now I have a completely different perspective on it.One of the saddest endings. One of few movies which have made me cry.Have you seen The Fall?I saw it a couple months ago… I really really liked it.

  4. I LOVED The Fall! You should definitely see it. There's violence in the film, just to let you know but the cinematog was beautiful nonetheless. It was done by the same director of the messed up movie The Cell. Yeah… that one was so sexual.I have to rent Letters to God! Sounds interesting.INCEPTION!!! Yes, yes, yes!!! 🙂

  5. Inception was downright one of the most amazing movies I have ever seen. It was so original, and well acted. :)-Jennahttp://sevenstylenotes.blogspot.com/

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