Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quicky run-down

I was visiting a friend for the past few days, and she showed me a bunch of movies, new and old, that I'd never seen before.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) -- fun! I love Jane Russell in particular, and the music is catchy.

Moonstruck (1987) -- meh. Not bad, but not my type of movie. At least it had opera in it!

Inkheart (2008) -- fun! Helen Mirren steals every scene she's in. I want to see this one again.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) -- entertaining, nice music, but not one I particularly want to see again.

Chicago (2002) -- blech, did not like this one, mostly because I could not care about the unsympathetic characters. Why, exactly, am I supposed to root for murderesses to evade their sentences? I did like Catherine Zeta Jones, though. I thought she was great, but it's just not a story I cared for.

True Grit (2010) -- well, I didn't actually finish watching this one. I was so bored about forty-five minutes in that I gave up on it. I know, I'm a Western fanatic, but nothing about this one caught my attention long enough to keep it.


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  2. Oh, I love GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES - Isn't Jane Russell giving her impression of Marilyn Monroe hilarious? ;")

  3. My gosh, I've been so busy I haven't been able to post over here!

    Colin - thank you very much! I'm flattered you find my journal worthy!

    And Irene - YES! That part was hilarious. But I loved the whole thing. That's one I need to pick up on DVD one of these days. It was too much fun not to watch over and over.