Jean TellerAlready three months into the year, and we haven’t talked movies yet! To tell you the truth, I haven’t been heading to the theater much this year. Since November, I’ve seen Pirate RadioInvictusIt’s ComplicatedPlanet 51Sherlock Holmes and Avatar in the theater, and I especially recommend Pirate Radio, Invictus, Sherlock Holmes and, if you can get past the higher ticket prices, Avatar.

More rentals have found their way into my DVD player in that time frame: Henry Poole Is Here, Race to Witch Mountain, Night at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianUP, Accidental Husband, Peaceful Warrior, Dead Again, (500) Days of Summer, The Boys are Back, Whip It, Taking Chance, Julie & Julia, and Marilyn Hotckiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School. I recommend Henry Poole, UP, (500) Days of Summer, Whip It, Taking Chance, and Julie & Julia.

For March, I may have to head to theater again.

Alice in Wonderland, a 3D extravaganza, stars Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.

Alice in Wonderland: A 3D version of the classic, directed by Tim Burton and with a few changes, Alice promises wonderful visuals and outstanding performances by Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and newcomer Mia Wasikowska. Rated PG, Alice in Wonderland opens March 5. Oh, and remember the higher ticket prices, due to the 3D technology.

Brooklyn's Finest stars Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes, Ethan Hawke and Don Cheadle.

Jean Teller
3/10/2010 11:37:05 AM

Hi, Susan! I too love Netflix. I'm hoping Moon is in my mailbox tonight. I'm cutting back on the number of movies I see in the theater for the same reason. Even the matinees are getting pricey! Ralph Fiennes is a favorite of mine, too. I'm still undecided about The Hurt Locker, but with all the Oscar wins, I may have to break down and add it to my queue. Adored Sandra Bullock's acceptance speech - one funny and classy lady! Thanks for stopping by! I enjoy reading your blog posts!

3/9/2010 11:22:04 AM

My husband and I have been watching movies through Netflix now for a couple of years--and loving it! No more late fees. We still occasionally see a movie at the theater, especially the ones with good special effects, but it gets too expensive to go very often. My Mom and I are huge fans of Ralph Fiennes, so went to see The Hurt Locker without really knowing much about it. Ralph had a bit part and his character was killed within five minutes of his appearance! Still, it was a very intense and good movie, and I was glad but surprised it won best pic at the Oscars. I thought Avatar would win. Glad to see Sandra Bullock getting credit for her all-around awesomeness! Alaska Susan

Jean Teller
3/8/2010 10:57:42 AM

So what did you think of the Oscars? I'm glad Bullock won! Let me know what you think of Alice - I'm hearing good things about Helena Bonham Carter! And yes, Dreyfuss and Danner are the reasons I'll go see The Lightkeepers!

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