Best of Movies – January

Pop Culture Junkie does a post at the end of every month about the movies watched. Since I too watch a lot of movies each month, I wanted to take a cue from this and share my own movie watching experience.

This month I watched:

  • Undercover Brother – a silly film recommended by my uncle
  • Little Children – second viewing, an amazing film
  • Milk – ’09 Oscar nomination, great true story and journey of freedom and love
  • Holy Smoke – strange story of a woman in a cult and her rescue
  • Ratatouille – fun Pixar picture about a rat whose true calling is to be a chef
  • RocknRolla – not as good as expected, very much a Guy Richie film, Gerard Butler is hot
  • Titanic – a classic and epic, I love this story
  • The Dutchess – great story of an arranged marriage that is nothing but complicated
  • Mary Reilly – old Julia Roberts film about the maid to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Persepolis – animated film based on the non-fiction graphic novels, very informative film
  • My Bloody Valentine 3-D – my first 3-D horror film, great twists and turns
  • The Reader – my favorite film so far of 2009
  • JFK – older film about the theories to the JFK assassination
  • Moonstruck – not what I expected but an interesting combination with Nicolas Cage and Cher
  • The Visitor – strange story about a man who finds an unknown couple living in his apartment
  • The Insider – older Russell Crowe and Al Pacino story, very interesting
  • Ant Bully – not my favorite animated, Julia Robert lends her voice, fun story
  • Sopranos: Season 3 – it’s slowly starting to grow on me
  • Lipstick Jungle: Season 2 – a nice ending to the season in preparation for a possible cancellation
  • Fail Safe – a live taping for television about the fail safe program in the military
  • Man on Wire – great story of the man who tight rope walked between the Twin Towers
  • The Unborn – another scary film about devil possession, good scary movie
  • American History X – first time watching, very disturbing but interesting to watch
  • Knockaround Guys – another recommendation by family, alright film, not my usual style
  • Mad Max – first time watching the Mel Gibson classic, great story
  • Brown Sugar – fun romantic story about best friends who find love with everyone else but themselves
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – amazing foreign film, everyone much try out once
  • The English Patient – watching sure about this one but I ended up loving it, the intertwining stories made or a great film
  • Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian – second in the series, very enjoyable and fun to watch
  • Dexter: Season 2 – GREAT! one of my favorite new series
  • Vanity Fair – not many good reviews but I happened to enjoy the story
  • Legend of Bagger Vance – another good recommendation, love Charlize Theron
  • Dead Man – a Johnny Depp black and white, very quiet film and interesting
  • Evening – lovely story about the past and present and the decisions we make
  • Secret Life of Bees – tear jerker about a runaway teenage girl and the new friends she makes
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 – another tear jerker, I love the series, can’t wait to read the books
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula – great adapatation with Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Gary Oldman
  • Shark Tale – fun animated film with Will Smith, Angelina Jolie and Renee Zellweger
  • Flashdance – a female Footloose, just not as good, but still fun to watch
  • Tiptoes – a very strange film with Matthew McConaughey and Kate Beckinsale

For full reviews and more movie information you can visit my other blog, Screaming For My Love.


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One response to “Best of Movies – January

  1. Heck yes! So glad you are doing it too, you sure watched a lot of movies last month! A lot of these I’ve ever seen or want to see!

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