Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Movies, movies, movies!
As most of my friends know, I LOVE going to the movies. This week I was fortunate enough to see the Disney animated film, TANGLED. I can HIGHLY recommend it!!
I find that most animated flicks are well structured, hit all the emotional buttons and are very engaging. These days with all the dark movies out there (yes, I saw BLACK SWAN), it’s like a breath of fresh air to see something so fresh and entertaining, with themes that resonate in your heart. Two more from last year that I thoroughly enjoyed were TOY STORY 3 and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.
Academy Award nominees were announced this morning, one of my favorites being THE KING’S SPEECH (R). Talk about an inspirational story! And it’s based on an historical figure, King George VI. I can recommend this movie with the caveat that they do swear a bit, so if that offends you, you may not enjoy the film as much as I did.
Speaking of which, I often wonder why there are so few PG or G-rated movies made these days. Is it because teenagers won’t think it’s cool unless there’s a PG13 or R rating? After all, teenagers are a big demographic for ticket sales.
At any rate, I’m lucky to have picked up a film or two that I keep around when I need an upbeat movie to brighten up my day. Some of my favorites are: While You Were Sleeping (1995), The Kid (2000), Legally Blond (2001), The Apartment (1960), and That Thing You Do (1996).
What kinds of movies do you have on your DVD shelf? Have you seen anything good in the theatre lately? I’m always looking for a good recommendation.
Have a great day!