Thursday, February 26, 2009

So, What Do You Like To Watch When You Have Possesion Of The Remote Control?

A co-worker of mine and I love to talk about T.V. shows and movies. But it seems that whenever I mention a movie she should check out, the paper that she writes the name of the movie disappears. So, Natalie, this one's for you.
I love to watch movies. Movies that makes you think. Movies that you have to stay on the journey to see where it will take you. Movies that can tug at the heart strings, and movies that make you wonder where is our world coming to , or going to. Historical and political movies are dynamic, but only if you have the right script and actors to deliver it. I'm sure many of you have seen these movies, but this really is not for you, this is for my friend Natalie. But perhaps, your neck may jerk when you read the movies I am recommending to her, and you may want to view them again with a different perspective. That is , however, what this blog is all about.

1. Good Night, and Good Luck -2005-David Strathain, Patricia Clarkson, George Clooney
Robert Downey Jr., Frank Langella
Anyone who worries about freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and just plain
freedom, should view this movie. Set during the crazy Joe McCarthy era, this
drama illustrates how one determined, but misguided senator, was taken down
by his own words.

2.Syriana-2005-George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffery Wright
Covering what is said on its liner notes,"What is the price of oil?...Big oil means big
money. Very big money. " This movie opens up the question, and gives a riveting

3.Burn After Reading- 2008- George Clooney, Francis McDormand, John Malkovich,
Tilda Swenton, Brad Pitt
All I have to say about this movie is the Coen Brothers channeled Monty Python.
Absolutely hilarious!!!
4.The Italian Job-2003- Marl Walberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton
An action movie that is intellectually thrilling. A funny, yet action-packed adventure
that is non-stop but fun. And the good guy gets the girl.

5.I Am Legend-2006(?)- Will Smith
We've always wanted a cure for cancer, but at what cost?
This movie poses the question and shows us the probable

6.The Bucket List-2007(?)- Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman
Two men dying decide to live out their final wishes before they"kick the bucket."
You're gonna need Kleenex for this one.

7. "W"- 2008-Josh Brolin, Richard Dreyfus
A biographical look at the life of now former President
George W. Bush. I, however had to make sure that it was Brolin and
not Bush on the screen. His acting was impeccable, and the supporting cast
wonderful. Dreyfus was amazing as Vice-President Dick Cheney. No
wonder the country is in the shape it is

8.The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button-2008-Brad Pitt
An unbelievably beautiful movie about a man who literally lived life to the fullest ,
being born old, growing younger as everyone he knew grew older.

9.Seven Pounds-2008- Will Smith
If you could do something to change the lives of whomever you choose, how would
do it? That is all I'm going to say about this movie. You will be a different person

Well, that's all for now. If I add anymore, Natalie will never get anything done. I hope whomever reads this will check out these movies, if you haven't already seen them. Drop me a comment and tell me what you think.

That's all for now,PEACE!!!!

1 comment:

Nathalie Mezard said...

THANK YOU V. You're the best! I think I'm set for the whole year.