Monday, January 12, 2009

2009 and movies....


It is 12 days into the New Year and I have spent more than half of them in pain…
Slipped on ice and hurt my back. I think I did more damage
by getting my footing and wrenching my back then if I just fell…
On the bright side, I am feeling a lot better and trying to catch up on everything.
One of the things I have been doing a lot this year is movie watching…
Went to a few movies around the holidays and lately we have been watching a lot of videos.
Got a netflix gift card.
I love movies; I always have, one of my fondest memories as a child was watching the 4:00 afternoon movie
with my grandmother.
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a list of the ones I enjoyed:

The curious case of Benjamin Buttons
I think the reviews said it all….
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A wonderful surprise
was
The Duchess


I loved this movie about
Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire.
Among the descendants of her family are the present Duke of Devonshire (via her granddaughter), Diana, Princess of Wales (born Lady Diana Spencer), Jonathan Dearness and Sarah, Duchess of York (via her illegitimate child Eliza Courtney).

Boy did history repeat itself….

Mamma Mia!

Wonderful and fun….a happy movie…
Don’t miss it….

Older Videos…..

Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005)

Charming with a message …

On my list to see at theaters..

Inkheart…….I loved the book

The Reader

Defiance


And after winning 4 Golden Globes
Slumdog Millionaire

Do you have any recommendations?
Old or new…
It is going to be a long winter and I would love to hear
about your favorite movie or one that you think is a must see….

22 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I loved The Dutchess too and Mamma Mia. I am waiting to see The Secret Life of Bees. I loved that book.

I am sorry to hear that you hurt your back! Glad you are on the mend.
Hugs,
Penny

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a way to begin the year! Louise, you poor thing! I'm so sorry!

I haven't seen any of the movies on your list, but now especially I want to! The Dutchess looks beautiful, and my daughter raved about Mama Mia.

Storybook Woods said...

I really love Cranford. Clarice

adrienne said...

So sorry about your back! I hope you're feeling better.

Now that my kids stay up later, all I see are family movies. I really enjoyed the Narnia movies, and we just watched Labyrinth again - that's a fun one.

LiLi M. said...

What an awfull way to start the year, but I think it's so good of you that you can see the bright side too. Hope you will see a lot of beautiful movies and that your back is better soon.

The two best films I have seen last year:

1. The Green Mile
2. Il y a longtemps que je t'aime. (I don't know if you can buy any french movies over there). This is not a romantic film, but a very emotional one.

I loved 'the bucket list'. And everything Hugh Grant and or Jane Austin is great too. Perhaps you could see the BBC series of Pride and Prejudice and afterwards both Bridget Jones dvd's.
Have fun! And recover soon, warm wishes LiLi

bluemuf said...

Hi Louise, what a terrible way to start the new year. I'm glad you're starting to mend.

I enjoyed your movie list. I've seen some of them, but you listed a few I would like to see soon.

take care,
Karen

Julie said...

Oh my dear, I am so sorry you hurt your foot. Please heal quickly and take good care of yourself. With all our ice, I'm afraid of crashing down too.

I saw "Mamma Mia" twice in the theatre this summer. My daughter and I saw and loved "Benjamin Button" and also saw "Doubt", which is very good too. I, also want to see "The Reader, as well as "Gran Torino" with Clint Eastwood.

Hmm, some great older movies: "Shirley Valentine (English)," "Dear Frankie" (Scottish w/Gerard Butler!), "Billy Elliott" (English), "Calendar Girls" (English w/Helen Mirren and that English gal from "Mamma Mia"), "The Secret of Roan Inish" (Irish), "The Full Monty" (English), "Waking Ned Devine" (Irish), "Greenfingers" (English w/Clive Owen, "The Matchmaker"(Irish w/Janeane Garofolo), "Of Mice and Men" (American, w/Gary Sinise and John Malkovich), "The Spitfire Grill" (American w/Ellen Burystn".

Julie said...

Oh my dear, I am so sorry you hurt your foot. Please heal quickly and take good care of yourself. With all our ice, I'm afraid of crashing down too.

I saw "Mamma Mia" twice in the theatre this summer. My daughter and I saw and loved "Benjamin Button" and also saw "Doubt", which is very good too. I, also want to see "The Reader, as well as "Gran Torino" with Clint Eastwood.

Hmm, some great older movies: "Shirley Valentine (English)," "Dear Frankie" (Scottish w/Gerard Butler!), "Billy Elliott" (English), "Calendar Girls" (English w/Helen Mirren and that English gal from "Mamma Mia"), "The Secret of Roan Inish" (Irish), "The Full Monty" (English), "Waking Ned Devine" (Irish), "Greenfingers" (English w/Clive Owen, "The Matchmaker"(Irish w/Janeane Garofolo), "Of Mice and Men" (American, w/Gary Sinise and John Malkovich), "The Spitfire Grill" (American w/Ellen Burystn".

Julie said...

PS - Sorry about the double comment. I also recommend "The Secret Life of Bees." And if you didn't catch "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" on Masterpiece Theatre the last two Sundays, you can watch both episodes online for a few more days.

Lori said...

oh i want to see "the secret life of bees" too like Penny said, the book was amazing...i also want to see "the curious case of banjamin buttons"...i don't have any recommendations...i usually wait to see movies until they are on DVD...i am more of a book person anyway...

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

YOu poor thing! Back pain is awful, I fractured mine a few years ago and have trouble here and there with it, still. I found that what helps me more than anything on earth (even movies, and honestly, movies help!) is walking in the shallow end of a swimming pool. Great PT for back strain! Works better than surgery.

Good luck.

Oh- loved B.Button and Slumdog!!

adrienne said...

Hi Louise,
I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award...see my post :)

She'sSewPretty said...

Ouch! I am so sorry to hear that you hurt your back. Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveaway. Good luck!

Kathleen Grace said...

I loved all those movies, though I have heard that Slumdog wasn't very good. I havent seent hat yet and probably won't. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message, I love meeting new bloggers:>)

Kathleen Grace said...

Oops, I meant to say I was sorry to hear baout your back too, I have hurt myself so many times just trying to keep from falling. You can't win either way:>(

Marilyn said...

I'm so sorry about your back but pleased that you are doing better. I love movies too and smiled when you talked about the 4:00 movies--those were great! Thanks for recommending The Dutchess, I would like to see it. I have seen The Secret Life of Bees and loved it!
Thanks for your visit to my blog and for entering my OWOH giveaway.
Hope you continue to feel better:)

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Sorry that you fell. I hate back pain. Hope you are better soon. I am like Penny, I am waiting on the Secret Life of Bees. I listened to the audio book & it was wonderful & the woman's voice was soooooo southern! Take care! Hugs***Renea

Julie said...

I am out visiting new blogs today and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed yours!

Laume said...

Mamma Mia was so much fun. Have you seen The Darjeeling Limited? It's my favorite new makes-you-think, heartwarming sleeper film.

I did the same thing to my back LAST winter and it was awful. I was afraid to step out of the house and it brought my exercising to a screeching halt. I didn't know if my back would heal or always be sore forever. Fortunately it did heal, but it took months and months. Now I really watch where I step. I've learned to "walk like an old person" - LOL.

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ICQB said...

Hi! I found your blog via The Story Board (and congratulations on the Kreative Blogger award!). I was wondering if you could say why you like the book Inkheart? I am so very curious to know because I couldn't get through the book (although I tried twice, and once with a recorded version). I know that the book is wildly popular and I feel as though I'm the only one who doesn't get it.

I'm looking forward to the movie too because maybe I'll see what I'm missing in the book. The previews look very good.

Elizabeth said...

I loved The Duchess and Mrs. Palfrey, too. I can highly recommend the British series House of Eliot, which is available on Netflix.