Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

What the Beck???

Happy Birthday tomorrow Diane!!!

Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies

1999     The Green Mile                          
starring:  Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bonnie                     Hunt, James Cromwell
plot –     A man is on death row for the murder of rape two children.                 This is filmed from the point of view of the prison                       guards who were in charge of death row.        
I TRULY LOVED THIS MOVIE!!! A man is on death row for a crime he did not commit. The injustice really bothered me, but the inmate touched my heart. The movie was well written and extremely well acted. I just truly love Tom Hanks.

2001     Gosford Park                 
starring:  Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas,                         Camilla Rutherford, Charles Danoe
plot –     Someone has been murdered at a country house in England.                   This story shows the guests and servants at the party in                 1932 when the murder occurred.        
This movie was no Downton Abbey, that’s for sure. It began very slowly, and it wasn’t until the last half hour that the story drew me in.

2008     Slumdog Millionaire                 
starring:  Dev Patel, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan         
plot –     A young man is on the Mumbai version of “Who Wants                      to be a Millionaire?” As he plays the game, he has             flashbacks to his horrible childhood in the violent             slums.        
I was really bothered by the slums in Mumbia, and watching how the children were sent out to beg for money on the street. It is such a violent existence. India is one place that I have no desire to visit.

2008     Milk                          
starring:  Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, Diego Luna, James                       Franco
plot –     Harvey Milk (Penn) openly fights for gay rights when                          coming out was still new to our society. He was             California’s first openly gay elected official (Board of             Supervisors.        
This was a pretty intense movie. It was hard to watch the way people treated each other. I truly believe that we need to accept our differences, and find a common ground for friendship.

2009     District 9                          
starring:  Sharito Copley, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt, Sylvaine Strike
plot –     This was a thriller set 30 years ago. Aliens had landed                         here because their planet was destroyed. They              moved into District 9 which was in South America.              Their government wants our technology.        
I am not a Sci Fi lover, and this movie bored the heck out of me. I hated the concepts and the “critters.”

2010     The Kids are all Right                          
starring:  Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo, Mia                         Wasikowska
plot –     Two teens find their biological father and want him in their                   lives. Their two lesbian Moms didn’t know about the                     kid’s plan.        
This was a pretty good movie, but I would only watch it once.

2012     Argo                          
starring:  Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman,                     Victor Garber, Tate Donovan
plot –     The CIA has a mission to rescue American hostages in Iran in                 1980.        
I was really surprised how much I liked this movie. It was interesting to see how they were going to fool the Iranians to get the captives out of the country.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked the Green Mile, too! It was surprising to me that it was based on a Stephen King book, but since then I've found that I like some of his other non-"horror" books, like 11-22-63.