Monday, December 10, 2012

Question of the Day

I saw Lincoln over the weekend, and highly recommend it.  Now it’s your turn.

Seen any good films lately?

By “good” I mean a film worth going out to the theatre as opposed to ordering on Netflix or waiting until it’s on cable.

8 barks and woofs on “Question of the Day

  1. My daughter and I saw Lincoln together on Thanksgiving. We both loved it. I thought it was very well done, funny in places, and so sad in others.

  2. I can’t remember the last time I was in a movie theater. Outrageous prices, crying babies, and ringing cellphones. I just wait until it’s out on DVD.

  3. Rise of the Guardians. I was pleasantly surprised. Good story, good humor, good conflict. Jude Law does a sinister voice that will haunt your dreams.

  4. Aside from Lincoln I also saw Skyfall (because I like Daniel Craig) and Life of Pi. I really recommend this movie. The photography was beautiful and the story got me to thinking about perceptions. I don’t usually like 3-D but this movie was enhanced by it.

  5. The last time I was in a theater is decades ago. However, I saw Jamaica Inn on dvd last night. My first time to ever see it, and it was really good. A special thanks to Russ’s friend, Ben, in San Francisco for sending the Hitchcock library. This time of the year, everything is almost all reruns.

  6. You know me, I’m of an age when seeing a movie meant GOING to a movie. If you’re going to one produced for adults you’re unlikely to be bothered by crying babies and a warning before the show starts tells you to turn off the cellphone (or an usher will usher you out). I seem to need to share the experience with a crowd just as I do when we go to a symphony concert. I find the sound quality of a TV or laptop truly inferior. I have closed caption on my TV screen and literally READ a performance so I don’t miss anything through my aged ears.

    So – the one movie I’ve enjoyed recently was “The Sessions” – fine performances by Helen Hunt and Bill Macy. It may have gone by now from your local megaplex, but if you can find it….see it.

  7. Marcel Carne’s Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942), recently issued on Blu-ray by Criterion. Apparently the most popular film of the occupation, it’s a brilliant expression of French (romantic) identity and nationalism.

  8. I saw Skyfall this weekend and it was a great Bond film. And I’m not a Bond fan. The only one of the Moore/Connery eras I’ve seen is Moonraker, which sucked big time.

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