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Movie & Music Suggestion Post #46

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.



The King’s Speech 2010 (w/ Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter) – 3.25 stars An excellent film about a speech problem that King George VI had. He had to make public appearance and make speeches on the radio. This is about the man who struggled and the man who helped him.  It was a visually amazing film. So many beautiful sets, art of photography, etc. content: two scenes of language spouted at once (I stuck my fingers in my ears to not hear it because it honestly was NOT necessary)



A Farewell to Arms 1957 (w/ Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones) – 2.5 stars I had seen the Gary Cooper version long ago and thought this was going to be that version until I saw Rock Hudson and realized it was a newer version. What a depressing film about a man in the military during WWI and a nurse he falls in love with and their story of love during that time. I don’t like such sad stories because they end up making me feel really upset all day (like “I want to cry!” feeling) content: exposed breast of dead woman in mud with a child feeding from it, violence, sad war imagery, shirtless man in a few scenes, acknowledged unwed sex (nothing shown), naked baby bottom

Road to Bali
1952 (w/ Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Lamour) – 2.25 stars – Another “Road to” movie (I’ve reviewed a few on here now). A funny film but way too much emphasis on objectifying women as commodities that I got bothered by it and annoyed. content: kissing, immodest women

The 39 Steps  1935 (w/ Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim) – 3 stars – This was a good Hitchcock film about a man who is on the run from the law because he was a witness to a few crime scenes. He heard from a woman about “39 steps” and starts to uncover what it means while trying to find safety and the true murderer. Really interesting and recommended. content: violent situations (no blood)

Little Women 1949 (w/ June Allyson, Peter Lawford, Margaret O’Brien, Elizabeth Taylor, Janet Leigh) – 3.25 stars – I had never seen this version before (only film version I had left to see) but had always wanted to. There are things they changed from the book (which I finished a week or two ago) and things that they had that I wish other versions did have but did not have (like Meg’s proposal was correct!). The costumes and hairstyles and colors really were gorgeous!!! I am afraid however that the heart was just missing a bit too much in this version. It was a bit sad how fast paced it seemed towards the end compared to how the beauty was of it in the book. content: kissing




I Am Number Four
2011 (w/ Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron) – 3 stars – A dying alien race with special abilities are all in the US trying to survive (and look like humans).  When #4 becomes a hunted target by another alien race, he really doesn’t enjoy running and wants to be a normal teenager in the U.S. When he is transferred to a new location, he starts to really enjoy being where he is and meets people who become important to him.  It was a nice movie. I enjoyed it. content: kissing, language, violent situations and fighting, underage drinking

Cool Hand Luke 1967 (w/ Paul Newman, George Kennedy) – 3 stars – A bit of a rebellious man gets caught by the law and put into a prison camp. He does things his way and stirs up the men who are in the prison around him. He wants out of prison badly and tries to rebel against the law while in prison as well.  This was a really depressing movie at times. content: language, two backsides of naked men, men in tighty whiteys, a whole scene of a woman washing her car with sexual attention intended upon herself and loads of lust given, a couple times when people read from a romance-porn novel

Princess Kaiulani
2009 (w/ Q’Orianka Kilcher, Barry Pepper, Will Patton) 3 stars A story based on a young woman who was the princess from Hawaii (before it was a state) who wanted to make a difference when things change in her country quite a bit. She is sent to the UK to study for a few years there and kept safe from harm as war broke out in Hawaii. She is half Scottish and wants to try to let the US know what is going on in her country so they are not blind to it.  It was a good story and very enjoyable. I loved all the clothes! content: lots of kissing, violent situations, smoking, light language


Little Women
1994 (w/ Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Kirsten Dunst) – 3.5 stars – It had been a while since I saw this version of the film, and I know I loved it, but since reading the book I find things irritating with important factors left out or changed that would bug me but I let it go. It is actually the best version based off the book though. You sense so much heart in it and love in the family that I don’t think the other versions let you in on enough.  content: cleavage, kissing





Featured Band & Album:
Seabird’s ‘Til We See the Shore album

I found out about Seabird only last year. They remind me of a mix of bands, but they are really beautiful. I enjoy the lyrics a lot as well (which there are a lot of bands where I like the music but hate the lyrics). I have a couple of their albums. This one’s got a bunch of songs I really enjoy like “Black and Blue”, “Not Alone” (probably my favorite), “Rescue”, “Stronger”, “Cottonmouth (Jargon)”, “‘Til We See the Shore”

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