Friday, February 20, 2015

AT THE MOVIES


I'm listing Boyhood here even though I didn't see it at the show. I watched it on DVD over the weekend. It had never come to the theaters in my area. 

I definitely liked this movie. The sheer magnitude of filming this movie over a period of 12 years with the same actors makes it truly amazing.  It is a long movie and slow at times but definitely a must see movie.

The life of a young man, Mason, from age 5 to age 18.

"Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes." IMDb


I was so happy to see Still Alice arrive at our theater last Friday. Since Julianne Moore is up for an Oscar I had really wanted to see this movie. 

Wow, this movie is excellent and I'm so glad I went to see it. We all know the devastation that Alzheimer's brings to a family and it is even more disturbing when it happens at a young age. Julianne Moore did an amazing job. 

"Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested." IMDb

The Academy Awards are on Sunday night and I will be glued to my TV all day with all the before shows. I have a post coming up on Sunday with some trivia I recently came across. 

Have a nice weekend. I should be back for Wednesday Hodgepodge although it might be later in the day. Not sure I will be doing anything on the computer when we are in Palm Springs, especially when I have the opportunity to be playing the machines........

14 comments:

Mara said...

The Oscars are this weekend? I might just record them and watch them during the day. Not sure what it would do to my recovery otherwise. Besides I can then just fast forward the boring bits!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Glad to see a review of these two movies, they're both ones I've wanted to see!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Good early morning~

Thank you for your reviews of these two movies. I have never heard of BOYHOOD but I just saw a trailer for STILL ALICE and I really want to see that one. Hopefully I'll be able to watch the Academy Awards on Sunday but if not, I'll join Mara and record it for another day.

Blessings~
Laura

Sandra said...

i saw the previews for still Alice and it looks really good and most probably a tear jerker..

Ginny Marie said...

I would really like to see both of those movies! They sound very good! Enjoy Palm Springs!

betty said...

Maybe I'll rent Boyhood this week since hubby will be traveling. I know he won't enjoy it but I know I want to see it. I also want to see Still Alice. Always fun to watch the Oscars, enjoy :)

And enjoy your time in Palm Springs!

betty

TexWisGirl said...

i'd like to see both movies eventually. :)

Sweet Tea said...

I always enjoy your reviews. Hope you had a wonderful getaway.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I read Still Alice and it haunted me for weeks afterwards. I don't know if I can handle the movie version!

Love Of Quilts said...

You make me want to go to the movies. I never go to the movies. Wait and watch on tv.

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

I'd really like to see Boyhood too. I haven't heard of the other movie but it sound interesting!

Dee said...

I want to see both of those movies, especially Still Alice. Have fun on your trip... :)

Claudya Martinez said...

I really want to see both of these movies. I love Julianne Moore. She can pretty much do no wrong by me.

Chatty Crone said...

Sounds like a good although sad movie. I will be watching with you!

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