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Movie & Music Suggestion Post #38

Music I’ve been listening to lately:
The Police – Ghost in the Machine album – favorite tracks: Invisible Sun, Every Little Thing She Does is Magic, Darkness
Abel – Lesser Man album – favorite tracks: so far the whole thing I can listen to over and over without any tracks being better than another.
The Beatles – Help! album – favorite tracks: Help!, I Need You, You’re Going to Lose That Girl, It’s Only Love, Yesterday
Brooke Fraser – Flags album – favorite tracks: Something in the Water, Who Are We Fooling?
Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual album – favorite tracks: All Through The Night, Time After Time, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

I tried finding tracks from each album but they didn’t have them!
Enjoy a little bit of it at least while you read the entry.


Movie Ratings are on a scale of 1-5.
Anything rated over 3 stars and is in bold, is totally worth seeing! – I rate pretty harshly.



Easy A 2010 (w/ Emma Stone, Amanda Bynes) – 3.25 stars – I could see myself watching this again. There aren’t many movies I can say that about. This is a very funny film! I loved the scene talking about John Hughes films because I adore 80s high school movies. This one reminds me of one actually. It is about a girl who is a virgin but becomes known as the school slut because of a rumour. She is a very nice girl who tries to help many people (not just in reputation), but ends up hated by many as well.  My only issue is that I hate how movies like this and Saved make it seem like Christians try to be goody-two-shoes and are judgmental people who don’t really seem to care much about others (I am sure there are some thogh). That hurts because I was a known Christian in my high school but loved so many people and got along with them without telling them how they should live.  content: language, sexual talk, no nudity or anyone in underwear – but there is a girl who does take off her panties from under her skirt, immodest outfits to fit the “tramp look”, mockery of others


New in Town 2009 (w/ Renee Zellweger, Harry Connick Jr.) – 1 star – can I say, “BORING”? because it was. What a waste of time. it is about a business woman from Miami who travels to Minnesota to fix up a company and the employees. However she starts to enjoy the town after spending time with the people there.  content: a whole scene focusing on a woman being cold as her nipples are erect through her shirt, language, kissing

Glee season 2, Vol. 1 [3-disk] 2010 – 3 stars – At first this was a bit too sexual considering how the actors are portraying high schoolers. I think that usually puts a lot of pressure on girls watching it, saying that they need to be that way too.  The storyline seems to be slacking a bit in the season but I do love how they are starting to enjoy their individuality rather than just trying to be popular all the time.  The songs have been so-so.  I think Beist is a great character that was introduced.   I love the harmonies between Quinn and her new blonde beau. Rachel cries in nearly every episode and is selfish and I can’t take it.  Otherwise the best guest star was Gweneth Paltrow and she made me laugh so much. content: girls hardly wearing anything at all, sexual talk and notions without showing things, kissing, language

Alpha and Omega 2010 digi-animated (w/ voices of Justin Long, Hayden Penentierre, Christina Ricci, Dennis Hopper, Danny Glover) – 2.75 stars – I thought this was a cute movie. My sons loved it. It’s about two different wolf packs that seem to get along but don’t want to associate as one pack. When they try to unite the packs together, love between some of them start to spark. content: really there are some sexual comments that would go over kids’ heads completely and aren’t necessarily shock-bad or anything.


Knock on Wood 1954 (w/ Danny Kaye, Mai Zetterling) – 3 stars – I love Danny Kaye, but this movie had a slow pace feeling for me at times.  It is about a man who had odd things going on in his head because of suppressed memories that were effecting his life.  His doctor is a woman and he basically goes wild over her and wants to be with her all the time. Somehow though there are people after him throughout the movie trying to take him down. Great musical numbers and comedy. 

Chaos Theory 2007 (w/ Ryan Reynolds, Emily Mortimer) – 2 stars – A man reflects on his past experiences in his marriage when his daughter is about to get married.  It shows how rough things can get and how important communication is in a relationship.  Although the whole idea of it was interesting and I liked how the ending worked out too, this movie did slack a bit here and there.  Also what is up with the girl from Scrubs (elliott) always having to be in her underwear who does a cameo in this? content: language, sexual talk and situations, a whole long scene of a woman in her underwear (not needed)

My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend 2010 (w/ Alyssa Milano, Christopher Gorham) – 2.75 stars – This movie is a tricky one because you are thinking things are going on that aren’t really going on, if that makes sense. . .it will if you watch it.  A guy meets a girl who is a waitress and falls completely in love with her. He has been trying to write a story for some time, but fails to get published. He wants a family and to settle down with her, but what is she so scared of?? Is she seeing someone else? Good movie and I like that it was clean!!! No sex stuff.  content: some language, cleavage, kissing

My Summer Story 1994 (w/ Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, Kieran Culkin) – 2 stars – The best scene in this movie involved the “hillbillies” and their dancing ho-downs whenever they heard music. Otherwise I think it was interesting, but slow all at once if that makes sense. It’s just about life in the neighborhood for a young boy and his family during a summer set in the 40s. Great wardrobe in this.

Edge of Darkness 2009 (w/ Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone) – 3.25 stars – A homicide detective loves his daughter very much, but when she is murdered before his eyes, he investigates it on his own. Little does he realize how big of an issue is at hand. This movie was really good. I love trying to figure out the pieces of how things are and I thought the ending was sad but also sweet at the same time.  content: lots of language, girl in morgue with a sheet not covering her upper part fully (but nothing shown), blood and gore and violence.


Three Guys Named Mike 1951 (w/ Jane Wyman, Van Johnson, Howard Keel, Barry Sullivan) – 2.5 stars – A woman trains to become a stewardess and ends up meeting different men who go wild after her and all share the same first name. Which one will she choose if any?? Kinda silly story but sweet too.  content: wearing a bathing suit for a [pin-up photoshoot and talk about going back to a man’s hotel and such. kissing.

Camp Rock 2008 (w/ Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas) – 1.5 stars – oh goodness I know why I don’t usually watch films like this. It’s about a girl who wants to be cool and loves to sing. She helps her mom cook for a camp all about music. A popularly known guy is at the camp and so many girls want his attention, but he swoons over a song her overhears, wanting to really meet that girl.  The girls in this who are catty make me want to rip out their hair. haha. It was bad. cute though for kids. My sons danced a little to it. content: playing jokes on other kids & lying

The Pistol: Birth of a Legend 1991 (w/ Adam Guier) – 3 stars – about the childhood and rise of one of basketball’s greatest players – Pete Maravich. It is an underdog film. The little 8th grader lives and breathes basketball and has moves no one has ever seen before. He wants to try out for the high school varsity team and hopes to one day make it big in basketball because he believes he’s the best player ever. Very cute movie. I grew up watching this. Completely clean in every way too.  

Love Takes Wing 2008 (w/ Sarah Jones, Haylie Duff, Patrick Duffy, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cloris Leachman) – 3.25 stars – Part of a series that I had to catch up on since I’m in a pioneer mood so much.  It’s about a woman doctor (in a time when there weren’t many) who goes to a town to take care of its people.  There is a sickness that started at the town’s orphanage. Many villagers are concerned and angry about it spreading to them.  Very good. I enjoyed this one even if at times it was a little corny. It had great factors in it and is wholesome! 

Love Finds a Home 2009 (w/ Sarah Jones, Haylie Duff, Patty Duke) – 2.75 stars – When Dr. Belinda Owens has been trying to have children for a few years, her close friend visits and is ready to have a baby herself. She has to deal with caring for those in town, her friend + her friend’s mother-in-law who is a midwife, and worrying about her adopted daughter now that she’s growing up. I didn’t enjoy this one that much compared to other ones from this series. Probably it was my least favorite of them.  content: woman in a low cut nightgown when pregnant in front of others (which I doubt ever happened in pioneer days)

You’ll Never Get Rich 1941 (w/ Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth) – 3 stars – When a Broadway producer needs some cover from seeing other women behind his wife’s back, he asks a man named Robert Curtis to help him with a woman in particular he had been seeing named Sheila. He reluctantly does it but perhaps is starting to gain true feelings for the woman, who might be doing the same for him! Great musical numbers and beautiful dances. content: assumed affairs or talk of adulterated motives, questionable musical outfits on women


The Man with One Red Shoes 1985 (w/ Tom Hanks, Lori Singer, Carrie Fisher, Jim Belushi) – 1.25 stars – A man who seems to have a boring life, ends up a victim hunted and followed by people without him realizing it, even a gorgeous woman keeps meeting him thinking he’s in a certain agency she’s been tracking down.  This movie stunk. It was boring. content: woman in a dress revealing bum-cleavage, cleavage, assumed affair, woman in underwear, sexual talk, language

Good News 1947 (w/ June Allyson, Peter Lawford) – 3.75 stars – Great movie from the 40s set in the 20s around a college campus. Many young couples are coming together on campus while issues occur for a hot-headed football player and an unwanted librarian student. The musical numbers and wardrobe are so amazing throughout the film!!!!!!!! I loved it so much! content: kissing and dance bloomers


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12 thoughts on “Movie & Music Suggestion Post #38

  1. Ooh! I didn't read all of these, but the picture from Easy A caught my attention. I thought it looked interesting, but assumed it would be really inappropriate. It sounds pretty cute, though! I'll have to see if my parents will let me see it. Thanks for the review!Thanks for the comment on my blog, as well. I really miss my friend – we had some really good times together when we first met – but I'm so glad God has blessed me with some really awesome, true friends, as well. One in particular – my "big sister" – has been a huge help. She lead me to Christ, and has been such and inspiration and support ever since – and her family is super nice to me, too. πŸ˜€ I can't wait to meet them.Anyway, thanks again for such an helpful comment! ~ Katiehttp://www.beautifully-pure.com

  2. I have the first vol. of Glee season 1….soooo much better. I think I watched it at least 3 times. Have you watched it from the start? I love how Quinn matures throughout the show. Finn is just adorable in a jocky/ditzy way. I think my favorite is Emma. Her clothes!!!

  3. WOW! What a great & in depth review. I love this post, because I love movies. The only one I really disagreed with, rating wise, is probably The Man with One Red Shoe….and only because I'm a huge huge Hanks fan. ;)Oh and I heart the Police!! Yay for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic….always makes me happy! Have a great weekend!!

  4. That's interesting to know that you enjoyed Easy A. I never gave it a chance expecting to be just another Hollywood teen movie. Perhaps I can think about it! Surprisingly, I think I enjoyed New in Town because I had incredibly low expectations of it before seeing it. That always boosts my mood when a movie doesn't turn out that bad. Example of these: Dragonball the movie and Paranormal Activity 2 to name a few.Got your letter πŸ™‚ I have yet to read it.

  5. I just watched Easy A this past weekend and really enjoyed it but I was so conflicted about enjoying it. On the one hand, it was funny and felt like a classic teen flick, and it was pretty clean considering the topic and where it could have gone. But then on the other hand, the way the portrayed Christians was more than offensive. It reminded me of Saved too. It was more of a caricature of Christians than an actual portrayal. I love Glee so much, but I was much more into it last year than this year. This year has been way too preachy about liberal topics and a lot of sexual content which is surprising given the audience they are trying to reach.

  6. I just went and added Good news to my queue!!!Easy A was so frustrating to me because of that whole "Christian" as portrayed by Hollywood thing, which is also why I can't handle Glee. I so agree with you about the Glee, it saddens me that this is aimed at high school students. I feel like those that wait for marriage are made jokes of or not portrayed at all. A sad state of affairs…The Pistol, oh man, I haven't seen that one in yeeeears!

  7. I saw Easy A recently too and was surprised to see the actor of Dan Humphrey (on Gossip Girl) in a film. I can never imagine him as anyone but Dan Humphrey so it was pretty interesting to see him take on another role!

  8. I saw Easy A recently too and was surprised to see the actor of Dan Humphrey (on Gossip Girl) in a film. I can never imagine him as anyone but Dan Humphrey so it was pretty interesting to see him take on another role!

  9. WOW! What a great & in depth review. I love this post, because I love movies. The only one I really disagreed with, rating wise, is probably The Man with One Red Shoe….and only because I'm a huge huge Hanks fan. ;)Oh and I heart the Police!! Yay for Every Little Thing She Does is Magic….always makes me happy! Have a great weekend!!

  10. Ooh! I didn't read all of these, but the picture from Easy A caught my attention. I thought it looked interesting, but assumed it would be really inappropriate. It sounds pretty cute, though! I'll have to see if my parents will let me see it. Thanks for the review!Thanks for the comment on my blog, as well. I really miss my friend – we had some really good times together when we first met – but I'm so glad God has blessed me with some really awesome, true friends, as well. One in particular – my "big sister" – has been a huge help. She lead me to Christ, and has been such and inspiration and support ever since – and her family is super nice to me, too. πŸ˜€ I can't wait to meet them.Anyway, thanks again for such an helpful comment! ~ Katiehttp://www.beautifully-pure.com

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