Monday, August 2, 2010

Five Stars

Netflix makes movie suggestions and ratings based on your past preferences. I came across one they though was "five stars" for me, the first I think I've seen with that top rating. Saint Ralph was an inspirational movie about faith and perseverance.

Other recommendable movies I've seen lately:
The Snow Walker, an interesting tale about a bush pilot who crashes in the Arctic and is saved by an Inuit girl. 
The Visitor is a movie about an aging college professor who is thrown off course by an energetic drum playing immigrant.
And finally, The Time Traveler's Wife, a rather interesting if confusing tail that makes you realize you need to enjoy what ever life brings.

Let's hear some one-sentence reviews of good movies you've watched recently.


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

We haven't seen Snow Walker yet but enjoyed all the others. Here's my list:
The Doctor, about a surgeon who becomes more compassionate after have cancer surgery himself.
The Grass Harp, a story by Truman Capote about a boy who goes to live with two eccentric aunts.
The Blind Side, about a family that adopts a black teenager who learns to play football, based on a true story.
Charly, based on Flowers for Algernon, about a retarded man who becomes brilliant after experimental surgery.

Gail said...

Thanks! Always good to get more movie suggestions. Only ones I've seen on your lists are Saint Ralph and The Blind Side, and I do recommend both. I can also recommend (many of them are PG though, so not for the kiddos):
Cinderella Man
The Young Victoria
P.S. I Love You
The Water Horse
The Proposal
Mrs. Brown
The Reading Room
The Bourne movies
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
Freedom Writers
Glory Road
The Greatest Game Ever Played
Martian Child
August Rush
(except for the phony guitar player's fingers)
Rabbit-Proof Fence
Children of Heaven
The Kite Runner

Gail said...

P.S. - adding these to my queue, I HAVE seen The Snow Walker and I agree with the recommendation.

Interestingly, all the others but Charly are already on my queue.

I remember when I started this, a gift from Janeil, I figured I'd see every movie worth seeing in the first three free months. Ha! I've got 120 sitting on my list, and 34 instant. I still just do two/two a month though, and usually don't get the two instant accomplished - that's plenty for me.

Don't go out the movies though even though I get invited occasionally - I'm also content to wait for their arrival on NetFlix. ;^)

Anonymous said...

In one sentence: Life is Beautiful makes me cry.