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Fun Friday–Movie Meme

Friday, May 30, 2008

I was going to write a whole thing on the LOST season finale, but I’m still trying to sort through everything that happened. I’ll be watching it at least once more this weekend.

Instead, I’m reviving a meme I did last summer:

Last three DVDs I purchased:
1. A Hazard of Hearts (a 1988 TV film version of a Barbara Cartland Regency romance, starring a very young Helena Bonham Carter)
2. Jane Austen Collector’s Set, which included the 2008 versions of Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion along with the bio-pic Miss Austen Regrets.
3. Northanger Abbey

The three Netflix movies I currently have at home:
1. P.S. I Love You
2. No Reservations
3. The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant

First five movies in my Netflix queue:
1. Cloverfield
2. In Bruges
3. The Other Boelyn Girl
4. Jumper
5. Elizabeth: The Golden Age

The last five movies I’ve watched at home:
1. Doom (I own it—the unrated/extended version. So sue me. I LOVE Karl Urban.)
2. Hitman (not recommended; I expected it to be like the Bourne movies, but it fell far short as it was too in love with the blood and bullets that sprayed everywhere throughout the entire movie. That’s why I had to watch Doom afterward. At least in Doom, I know to expect the gore.)
3. Goya’s Ghosts (strange film about the return of the Spanish Inquisition right before Spain fell to Bonaparte after the French Revolution)
4. August Rush (cute movie)
5. The Waterhorse (also a cute movie)

The last three movies I’ve seen at the theater:
1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (very fun, but a little odd since they went the route of the sci-fi serials of the 1950s instead of keeping it all action/adventure)
2. Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (went to see it for a second time when I was off work last Friday)
3. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (my favorite movie that’s come out so far in 2008.)

The last documentaries/nonfiction films I’ve watched:
1. Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest (how the Indy movies have affected archaeology and those entering the field; the real-life archaeology behind Indy’s quests)
2. Ringers: Lord of the Rings Fans (a documentary on the impact of the LOTR books and films on popular culture and fandom)

Three upcoming new releases I’ll go see at the theater:
1. The Happening (June 13)—M. Night Shyamalan’s new film. That’s all I need to know about it.
2. Get Smart (June 20)—Possibly, and mostly only because Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is in it.
3. Hancock (July 4)—Possibly. I think I may have seen too many previews of this movie, because I’m already tired of hearing about it.

  1. Carol Collett permalink
    Friday, May 30, 2008 6:35 am

    I don’t watch a whole lot of movies at the theater. I did see I Am Legend at the Imax-it was wonderful!
    Funny, that was the last DVD I bought too!
    Watched Elizabeth on DVD this week. I have Elizabeth: The Golden Age and will probably watch it this weekend. (Gotta love Netflix.)
    I may watch Andromeda Strain today since I’m off work. It’s on the DVR.


  2. Friday, May 30, 2008 7:02 am

    Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest – I watched that 😀 I love documentaries.

    Haven’t seen the movie yet, might try this weekend, but knowing my track record, I RARELY make it to the movies.


  3. Friday, May 30, 2008 10:36 am

    I sobbed during PS I Love You. Great movie. I need more movie time. Haven’t been to the theater in months!


  4. Friday, May 30, 2008 10:38 am

    Last DVD purchased: Bella. Wonderful movie.

    Last movie watched at home: Bella. WONDERFUL movie.

    Last Netflix: documentary about the Amish

    Last movie seen in theater: Prince Caspian.

    Upcoming new releases to see in theater: none at present. I go to a theater two or three times a year. Very few flicks I feel the need to pay so much for or see on a big screen.


  5. Friday, May 30, 2008 5:14 pm

    I love movies…and no complaints here about watching Karl Urban movies…no matter how bad.


  6. Caleb permalink
    Friday, May 30, 2008 5:36 pm

    Were you unaware Hitman was also based on an extremely violent video game? Exactly like Doom. Hell, it’s rated R for “strong bloody violence.” That’s not me defending Hitman, I’m sure both movies are complete crap (and know for a fact that Doom is 😉 ).

    It just seems odd to redeem yourself from watching a bad movie by watching another bad movie with a cast you enjoy looking at. You should’ve just watched Bourne Supremacy if that’s what you were expecting Hitman to be. Then you could’ve gotten your Karl Urban fix in AND watched a pretty good movie.

    Expect the lawsuit papers later this week. I’m totally suing you.


  7. Monday, June 2, 2008 2:42 pm

    I watched the Indy documentary too. I was very surprised at how nearly all of the interviewed archaeologists said the movies mostly get it right for the time period. That’s usually not the case with movies like this. It was a very well done documentary.

    Can’t wait for Get Smart!!!! It better be as good as it looks and not let me down. My dad is a HUGE Mel Brooks fan and he is chomping at the bit for it to come out.


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