week in film and tv 6.23.2011

aside from the siff films i have listed recently, i have been keeping the momentum going with lots of viewing at home. this is a list of viewed stuff from the last few weeks. the weather is too nice to be staying indoors! what have you been watching? any suggestions? i do love suggestions!

me and you and everyone we know (2005)

and after seeing miranda july’s second film first, the future (2011), i wasn’t sure if miss july is a creative genius or a complete whackadoodle. i can now say she is a genius after seeing me and you and everyone we know.

haunted honeymoon (1986)

i’m a sucker for gene wilder. while this wasn’t his best movie, it was still fun. this was also the last film to star gilda radner (gene’s wife) before her illness.

marriage italian style (1964)

i love foreign films and more so the simplicity and beauty of older films. stunning sophia loren is a mistress to a businessman who takes advantage of her for years and years. she gets her revenge by tricking him into marriage.

timer (2009)

a sci-fi romantic comedy about a woman who is worried that she will never find her soul mate because her biotechnological implant that counts down to the moment one is supposed to meet his or her match isn’t ticking yet. i like how believable they made this concept in the movie.

jack goes boating (2010)

who doesn’t love philip seymour hoffman and amy ryan??? hoffman directs and stars in this “romantic comedy” about a marijuana-smoking limo driver who tries to win the heart of a girl while watching their mutual friend’s marriage end. i wouldn’t classify this a romantic comedy, but it is heartfelt and made me feel sad at times.

reaper, season one (2007)

i like shows about death (six feet under, pushing up daisies, dead like me, etc). it’s not an obsession, more of a curiosity of the unknown and experiences leading up to that last second. sam, a 21-yr old becomes the devil’s bounty hunter that brings escaped souls back to hell. it’s a good show to have running in the background and the characters are very likable.

friday night lights, season 5 (2011)

there are many reasons why i watch this show…good story, coach taylor, music by explosions in the sky, coach taylor, being from texas where high school football is a real big deal, and coach taylor. need i explain more?



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week in film and tv 2.26.2011

 

exit through the gift shop (2010)

interesting documentary about street artists with a twist at the end. it portrays the works of banksy and shepard fairey (obey giant) among others. without giving too much away, just watch it. this film is up for an oscar and will likely win.

 

the runaways (2010)

music biographies are among my favorite kind of films. i had no idea that the runaways existed before joan jett and the heartbreakers. i liked this one and still can’t believe that dakota fanning is not a little girl anymore.

 

 

i’m still here (2010)

this is a horrible movie about joaquin phoenix’s transition from actor to rapper. joaquin starts to look like zach galifianakis (whom i love) halfway through and there are strange conversations with edward james olmos, sean combs, and ben stiller. it all seems forced and phony. and he can’t rap for crap. so it’s gotta be a hoax.

 

 

long way round (2004)

this is the second time we’ve watched this series. i love ewan mcgregor and michael loves motorcycles so it works out. it is an incredible journey of two friends riding motorcycles from london to new york. there is a second series, long way down, where ewan and charley ride from scotland to all the way down to south africa.

week in film and tv 1.8.2011

it’s been one of those weeks where i haven’t been motivated to do much so of course my go-to for feeling blah is netflix and our awesome movie and show library. this week’s viewings:

be kind rewind

we were in the mood for a familiar movie and decided on this great film written and directed by michel gondry. he is one of the best directors today.

an education

i’ve been wanting to see this for a while and pulled it from the ole netflix instant queue. it has a surprise ending that i didn’t see coming. i liked it. and i love peter sarsgaard.

gentleman broncos

jared hess delivers the goods in gentlemen broncos just as he did in napoleon dynamite (let’s forget about nacho libre for a moment).

sons of anarchy, season 2

catching a glimpse of this show here and there when my hub was watching, i thought it was a soap opera for men who like motorcycles. but i finally watched the first season over the holidays and got kinda hooked. katey sagal is a bad ass.

 

party down, season 2

season one is way funnier with jane lynch in the cast but season two is still good. martin starr continues to be hilarious in this series about a bunch of aspiring actors and writers who work for a catering company.

 

fired up!

my husband and bro-in-law actually chose this for a sunday funday type movie. if you don’t mind hearing “risk it for the biscuit” five times in one movie, then you’ll like this one. it’s cheesy funny.