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Movie Suggestion Post #68

[Movie Ratings are on a scale of 1-5.  Anything rated over 3 stars and is in bold, is usually a pretty good rating (5 star ratings are very rare with me)! –  Content is listed for those who are careful about what they or their children view (or what to be aware of). I usually rate based on content, plot, photography/direction, and acting.]

Mirror Mirror 2012 (w/ Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane) – 3.5 stars – I put this on because it was on Netflix instant play, and I couldn’t think of what else to see.  Rob was with me and thought it would be lame. It started off so amazingly though.  The art was unique and beautiful. We believed it was a mix of Snow White, The Village, Robin Hood, and Myst.  Some of the art reminded me of Klimt, who is my favorite artist. The story is about Snow White, but made in a new way while still having some of the classic effect.  It was funny! I laughed, Rob laughed. It was good. I loved the costumes and sets.  content: a man is seen shirtless and in long underwear a few times, people are seen in bodices & corsets, cleavage is seen, a woman’s belly and shoulders are seen while getting a spa treatment, an innuendo, kissing, sword fighting, punching, spanking a woman (love taps) with a sword, a person licks someone’s face, drinking, the worst word mentioned in this was “idiot”

The Raven 2012 (w/ John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve) – 3 stars – A fictional story about Edgar Allan Poe’s last days where a murderer, obsessed with his works starts to perform murders based on his works.  Poe is in love with a girl who becomes captured by the murderer.  He longs to save her the best he can.  This movie has a Sherlock Holmes meets Saw in a way. . .a little much for me (closed my eyes for a scene).  I have been a Cusack fan for a while, but some of his acting in this wasn’t that grand (at least in the beginning of it).  I’m a little sad about that.  The film was pretty boring in the beginning plot-wise, but it got better as it went along.   content: immodesty, intense gruesome graphic imagery (intestines of a dead animal, partially cut neck on a woman, a guy getting cut up, etc), woman in bodice/corset, language: 3 d words, twat, God’s name used vulgarly, kissing, s word, h word, 3 ba words, f word; untying of a bodice (cleavage revealed – process stopped), smoking, drinking, murder, fighting

October Baby 2011 (w/ Rachel Hendrix, John Schneider, Jason Burkey) – 3 stars– A young woman is having issues with physical problems and doesn’t understand why. Her parents let her know why she has her issues. Her friends want to help her feel better and plan a road trip to help her and to also discover more about herself.  Although it was a very good film, sometimes it was a little too slow and dragged out.  There were some funny, cute, and emotional scenes though.  content: talk about abortion

Young and Innocent 1937 (w/ Derrick De Marney, Nova Pilbeam) – 3.25 stars – A man finds a dead body and runs off to get the police, when two women find the body and see him running. They assume he was the murderer. When tried for murder, he escapes and tries to prove he is innocent, getting a young woman involved. This is a Hitchcock early film and I loved it! He’s never had a bad film!  It was a British film. I found the characters to be likable and it easy to feel attached to them!   content: fighting/punching, drinking, smoking, the d word (yes, this surprised me too, bc I’ve always been told the first movie to use it was in Gone with the Wind done in 1939), kissing

The Apartment 1960 (w/ Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray) – 3 stars – A man works in a building doing the same thing every day.  He has an apartment that he allows people to use for their extra-curricular activities.  There is a great woman elevator operator who doesn’t really seem interested in him but is always nice to him. Turns out there is something going on that he doesn’t understand or realize is happening in her life and he wants to be there to help her out.  The story revolves around mainly three people and the apartment. It was actually a very boring movie in the beginning but gets so interesting and sweet!  content: smoking, drinking & drunkenness, man smacks a woman’s bottom thinking nothing is wrong with it, men having known affairs and talking about it as if it is okay (nothing seen at all), a woman danging in a tight dress on a table as many watch, attempted suicide through ODing on pills, A woman gets slapped a bit, one d word, punching

Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 (w/ Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth) – 2 stars – I saw this before I saw Mirror Mirror, just to let you know.  Snow White’s father marries a woman who longs to stay beautiful forever and will do whatever she can to be the most beautiful of all the people in the world.  She must have Snow White’s heart!  The movie was actually so quiet and boring until the huntsman appears. Then it gets really boring again.  I am glad I didn’t see it in theatres! Graphically the visual effects were pretty cool. I don’t understand why they didn’t use real little people/dwarves to play the dwarves! I’ll get over it though. I won’t be seeing this movie probably ever again.  Glad I didn’t see the extended version. content: man and woman fully dressed but in bed together on top of one another, much cleavage, murder (blood shown), a woman’s bare back is seen, the front is seen though she has her hands covering her breasts somewhat, hitting, misuse of the word “hell”, drinking, a man tries to touch a young woman’s stomach and top part of her bosom when she doesn’t want to be touched at all, naked faeries (that haven’t actual gender determining parts, nor even bum-cracks), kissing, violence (war type)

Sunset Boulevard 1950 (w/ Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich Von Stroheim) – 3.25 stars – A silent film actress has an obsession with herself. A man is hired to be a ghostwriter for her comeback to the film industry. The problem is that no one really wants to use her in a film at all.  How dare they not see her for the talented star that she is! What a truly excellent film it was! The whole movie was very much like a film noir of mystery. It was creepy at times and just very cool.  content: a woman is seen very much in nighttime garments (nothing visible), some slight immodesty, murder, slapping, attempted suicide, dead animal carcass shown, dead body of a person shown, smoking, drinking

3 Women 1977 (w/ Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Janice Rule) – 1.75 stars– A strange movie about two women who work in a nursing rehabilitation home. They become friends that start rooming together.  Pinky sews her own clothes (so pretty), Millie doesn’t shut up and talks on and on whether or not people are even listening. The third woman is Willie who owns the place where they stay.  It is a very odd film with strange characters who seem to be completely ignored by those around them!  The dialogue is pretty boring at times too.  I love the cars and fashion though.  content: there are strange paintings of creatures with penises, a woman takes off her panties from under her dress to wash them (she is wearing a mid-length skirt as she does it), smoking, immodesty, drinking, a woman in underwear is seen in an ad as a woman is going through her mail, a woman changing while in a bra seen through a foggy mirror, a woman is giving birth and it is very fuzzy in the distance but it appears to show much leg and another woman pulling a baby out of the woman, paintings of breasts on creatures, a woman has a robe on with it showing her body between her bosoms as her robe is not tied, stealing, affairs, blood seen.

One Christmas 1994 (w/ Henry Winkler, Katharine Hepburn, T.J. Lowther) – 2.5 stars – Buddy is a little boy who hasn’t a memory of his parents, as he was raised by a cousin.  He is going to spend Christmas with his father.  Turns out his father tends to woo women to get their money and isn’t much of a role model to Buddy.  Although it was a little boring at times, it was a good story.  I don’t think Henry Winkler did too well in his acting, but the little boy was kinda impressive.  I guess this was one of, if not the last movie Katharine Hepburn appeared in, and you could see she was in pain. content: lying, gambling, stealing, kissing, punching

Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 (w/ Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Maggie McNamara) – 3 stars – This movie was filled with great outfits and decor. Three women make a wish on a fountain involving Rome (where they are located at that moment).  The whole story is revolved around romance.  The main character is a bit deceitful.  It was a pretty cute movie. Sad at times, but also very happy.   content: naked Roman statues, a woman getting pinched against her will by a stranger, kissing, smoking, drinking

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial 1982 (w/ Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, Robert MacNaughton) – 3.75 stars – A little alien child gets left behind on earth and a family is forever changed by his presence.  I have always loved this movie since I first saw it when I was 5, and it was the first movie to ever make me cry.  Sure the graphics are dated now (I don’t like the redone version, which I saw in theatres), but I still think the story is really cute. content: kids smoking, name calling (like “douche bag”, “Penis breath”), bad language (d & s & b word), drinking/drunkenness, scary imagery

One thought on “Movie Suggestion Post #68

  1. I’m glad someone else made the Myst connection with Mirror, Mirror! 😀 I thought the mirror part itself was especially Myst-ish. Man, I miss those games.

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