Saturday, January 2, 2010

A few good movies

Sigh. Hard to believe that we go back to reality tomorrow. I predict a hard week. Luke starts a new class at day care, and that's always tough for him. Work is sure to be crazy. And now our heat seems to be out. So I've been savoring these last few days by relaxing and watching some movies.

Up first: Lost in Austen. My friends Marilyn and Leah both recommended this movie, so I had high hopes. I wasn't disappointed. It was originally a British miniseries, but now it's available on Netflix. In this movie, modern day Amanda goes through a portal in her London bathroom and enters the world of Pride and Prejudice. It's a must-watch for Jane Austen fans. Alex Kingston plays an over-the-top looney Mrs. Bennet.

(500) Days of Summer
is a quirky story about a failed romance. I really like Zooey Deschanel (not only because she's the real-life sister of Bones), but it seems like she plays the same character in every movie. Entertainment Weekly called this one of the best movies of 2009. I'm not sure I'd go that far, but it was enjoyable.

Finally, I got around to watching Julie & Julia.
I'm sure I'm the last person on the planet to see this. I really liked it too.

Okay, back to my pile of blankets on the couch. Maybe I can squeeze in another movie or two before I go back to work tomorrow.


Leah said...

I'm going to catch up on some TV tonight. Last night I watched the Hangover again. I think it was even funnier the second time.

Amber said...

Have you read the Julie and Julia book? I read it first so was disapointed in the movie. I should really learn to watch the movie first and then read the book.

Leah said...

I thought the movie was better than the book because it included scenes from My Life in France which I think is a much better book.

Stephanie said...

My Life in France is on my January book list. I liked the movie though. I also liked (500) Days of Summer. Quirky but cute.

Unknown said...

Loved Julie and Julia, and the book.

Bob and I watched 500 Days of Summer on New Year's Eve. He would have rather been watching football. I really liked it.

How did Luke do in his new class?

Katie B said...

Luke was pouty when I left, but his new teachers said he had a great first day! I'm very relieved. Oh, and our heat is fixed. Things are looking up!