Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thespian Thursday

So this has little to do with thespians, and more to do with movies. Actually, everything to do with movies, but I couldn't think of a movie term that rhymed with Thursday. And thus, thespians were brought into the picture.

But I digress...

This blog post is dedicated to movies we've seen recently and enjoyed. Or just good movies, in general :)

1) Freakonomics

This movie, based on a book, tells you all kids of things from social taboos, to real estate advice. We found it most interesting, and I can't wait to read the book!

2) Catch Me If You Can

My future husband, I mean, um, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Frank Abignale, Jr., a runaway that strings along the FBI has he pretends to be a pilot, doctor, and lawyer. This isn't new, just one we recently watched again, and it's based on a true story!

3) The U.S. vs. John Lennon

If you are interested in the revolution of the 60s or just a John Lennon fan, this is a documentary for you! I watched it a couple of years ago, but I think I'm going to order it for Matt to watch. He'd love it! It's about John Lennon and his involvement in the antiwar movement. LOVE!

4) Despicable Me

Freaking precious! It reminds me a lot of Monsters, Inc. Mr. Gru, a villain played by Steve Carrel, adopts three orphans in an attempt to steal a shrink ray so he can steal the moon. My favorite character is Agnus. Matt things she is me in cartoon form.

5) JFK

This is my all time favorite film. I watched this my freshman year of college, and it lead to an awakening. This movie follows New Orleans DA Jim Garrison as he tackles the Warren Commission and searches for the truth behind the murder of my favorite president, John F. Kennedy. It is the 5th most controversial film ever made, and started my love for the search for truth. Directed by one of my favorites, Oliver Stone, and the most amazing actor of all time (in my opinion, ha), Kevin Costner, this movie has you thinking.

And I must add one more, making it a total of 6 movies you must watch in the next week :)

6) W.

Again, Oliver Stone. Sprinkle in the talent of Josh Brolin with a dash of a controversial administration, and you have success!! I'm not going to lie, it's pretty Hollywood. But I honestly wasn't a big George Bush fan before I watched this (surprise!!). Now I want to sit down and have a drink with the guy (rum and sprite for me, O'Doul's for him).
This movie plays on the controversy surrounding his presidency, but also shows the background of his college years and such. And this movie made me fall in love with Laura Bush!! Did you know she was a Democrat when she first met "Jr."? This is one of Matt's favorites, and I find it quite interesting, as well. Regardless of your political persuasion, I think you'll like it.

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