Monday, September 15, 2014

MOVIE MONDAY



So being under the weather for a few weeks now has kept me out of the show. I finally pushed myself to go on Tuesday last week. Luckily while I was stuck in the house there haven't been a whole bunch of moving calling my name!

If I Stay (MDb) was one that I had hoped to see a few weeks ago. It opened Friday August 22 which is the first day I woke up not feeling well.  

Let me tell you that this movie was excellent. They presented this story very well when it comes to editing. It is a sad story but had my attention throughout the whole movie. I will buy this movie on DVD when it comes out. I like a good drama with a touch of love mixed in. 

"Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined."


Went to see Magic in the Moonlight (IMDb) which is a Woody Allen movie, As a rule I enjoy his movies, they are usually different and unusual compared to other movies. This one was entertaining but not as good as some of his others have been. Seemed to be missing something. 

"A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue."


I went to see What If (IMDb) with Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan which I really enjoyed a lot! It was different and quirky and I just liked the people so much. I just might buy this movie when it comes out on DVD. 


"Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life."


Finally had the opportunity to see The Railway Man (IMDb) on DVD from Netflix. Mark wasn't very impressed with it but I actually found it to be very interesting and informative. It is based on a true story and I'm glad I saw it. Sure it's a little slow but it held my interest. 
"A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him."

Have you seen any good movies lately?

14 comments:

Secret Agent Woman said...

The last two particularly appeal to me. I like quirky movies focused on character development.

Sandra said...

what if and if I stay i would like to see.. we here in the only watch movies on TV land, just watched Dolphin Tale and Beaches for the first time. i was SHOCKED to the core that hubby liked both of them...

TexWisGirl said...

none reach out and grab me. :) i guess i want some action instead of human emotion right now. :)

Rebecca Jo said...

GOTTA GOTTA GOTTTAAAA see If I Stay - I loved the book!

Terri D said...

No, we haven't been to the movies in awhile. We have been watching several series on Acorn TV and Netlix though.

Cranberry Morning said...

We haven't been to the movies in a long while, although I'd like to see 'The Giver' and 'The Hundred Foot Journey.' Right now we're working our way through a WWII series, 'War and Remembrance.'

Dee D said...

I haven't been to the movies in a long time, but I get a movie from the Redbox every now and then. If I Stay is one of the movies that I have been wanting to see, though. I've heard from a few people that it was really good... :)

Joyce said...

We just said the other day there hasn't been anything out this summer we felt like we HAD to see. We'll probably catch up with some on DVD over the winter months. It's been kind of an eh summer movie wise-nothing huge that had everyone talking.

NanaNor's said...

Hi Debby, Thank you for doing this review-it really helps me decide which movie I'm willing to pay to see. Lifting you up my friend!

Chatty Crone said...

I hope you are feeling MUCH better - I haven't even heard of these Debby. We did go to Dolphin's Tale 2!

Sonya said...

I'm reading If I Stay right now. It's really good. May have to see the movie some time.

betty said...

Not sure why this just showed up today on my Dashboard, Debby, when you posted it two days ago. Blogger is messing up again! Great reviews! I want to see Railway Man; thanks for saying you enjoyed it. We saw Draft Day on Saturday; I liked it :)

How are you feeling?

betty

Claudia Willison said...

I'm impressed. You watched so many movies - I don't know when I last watched a 'good' movie, as opposed to an action movie e.g. Capt. America, which also a good movie, but in a different way :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I live through you and your movie outings :).

I so want to see these :)

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