I don't know about Kill Bill.... it looks like too much of an action movie for me.... you obvioulsy don't enjoy violence in a movie.... I don't either....but give Shawshank Redemption a try... there is a bit of violence ( it takes place in a prison... so I think it can't be helped)...but it is worth it I promise !
Post by meghans_mom on Jun 28, 2004 9:07:26 GMT -5
Yes, Shawshank is *another* one of my all time favorites! Bob- I was going to recommend "Life as a House". I was watching an interview w/ Kevin Kline the other night and remembered how much I love his movies - "Dave" being another favorite...but not in the same vein as "...House" I forget who said about Pat Conroy...I love all his books. I read alot - and there are very few authors whose (whose - is that a word?) books I'll actually keep when I'm finished w/ them...and he is one of those authors.
ok.....this one is SO TOTALLY NOT ME... ;D that I am surprised I am confessing it to you....but....Ed and I just rocked with laughs last night (no not even having a drink) over a DVD one of the Drug reps at his clinic brought in to share:
BLUE COLLAR COMEDY TOUR......THE MOVIE
It stars Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, Ron White, and Larry the Cable Guy. Jeff F is the only one I recognized...but let me say...most of this is Improv and soooooo fun. I am trying to find a copy to share with my kids.
Post by meghans_mom on Jun 28, 2004 11:04:03 GMT -5
Jackie - if you get the cable channel comedy central check the listings, this has been showing alot lately...in fact this weekend was 'blue collar weekend' on that channel....i'm sure they'll be replaying it. you might be able to catch it and tape it. -L.
Fried Green Tomatoes and Ya Ya Sisterhood are two of my favorites. I did have a very rare treat for me a few nights ago. Dh was working the night shift and all 3 boys were away for the night as well. I put Jennifer to bed around 6:30 and settled in with 2 rented movies: Mona Lisa Smile and Something's Gotta Give. Wow! It was so nice to sit and watch a movie uninterrupted. That just about never happens around here!
Deborah, mom to Bryan 20, Stephen 18, Joshua 16, and the princess Jennifer 10 with ds
For those with young children who loved Benji.... and who have not yet seen "Savannah Smiles".... you should see it..... It is very, very good...... Has anybody else seen Savannah Smiles? It is good for young and old alike....Even you middle agers will like it..
First of all, let me preface this with the caveat that I have not watched a movie in about 25 years...
And, strange as it may seem to you, my all time favorite is "Aman for all Seasons". Strange prehaps, because it is a movie about Sir Thomas Moore, and how he died for not bending his (Christian) religious beliefs to Henrey the eith's pressure.(And I'm Jewish) But the message of the movie- that a true man will be honest, straight, and lay down his life if need be for his G-d, is universal. Couple the message with EXCELLENT acting, and extreemely well done props, scenery, and costume... it is quite a picture.
For comady, see "those incredible Men in their flying macines" (also well before the time of many of you,)
I took Emily a couple days ago to see "Two Brothers"....about 2 tiger cubs. Thought it would be awesome, but honestly....we were bored to tears!!! It's not one that I recommend at all. There were good parts, but overall I didn't care for it. ~ I know this was supposed to be about FAVORITE movies, but thought I'd let you know about this one that was NOT my favorite. Susan#nosmileys
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I love movies, but most of my favorites are the classics.. Gone with the Wind, The Searchers, The Quiet Man, (John Wayne was my favorite actor), Casablanca... My favorite "newer" movie is "Glory", with Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington. Terrific story, (about the first black regiment in the Civil War) and the acting is wonderful...especially Denzel Washington. If you never seen the movie, by all means, rent it! And if you have school age kids, it is a meaningful history lesson.
One of my favorite holiday movies..... A Christmas Story
It's based on a story written by Jean Shepard. I just finished reading the book that it is from and just about split a gut laughing!!!! The movie is the one about the little boy who more than anything else wants a bb-gun for Christmas but is constantly told by the adults in the movie "You'll put your eye out with that thing!" It's not exactly your standard holiday movie but man, if you need a good laugh I highly recommend this any time of the year!!!
And the book is well worth a trip to the library too!
Barb, mom to Alison (DS - 3/22/03) and her sisters Caitlin and Sarah "Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." - Lady Bird Johnson
ok...just saw The Terminal with Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta Jones.....Ed and I loved it....it to me is what movies used to be....pleasant diversions...that everyone comes out smiling about.....Spielberg is a master!.....
Christmas Story is about my all time favorite....I still remember seeing it for the first time....It came out the night before Eds birthday which was on Thanksgiving...so when we went to the show as a family...we had almost a private showing.....I had no idea what we were about to see...but came home and the show did not leave me for days...LOL...You see....this was the era I grew up in......those two could have been my little brothers...and my dad did quirky things too.....(no leg lamp) ...but we did have an annual trek to choose the perfect Christmas tree.