Not Going to the Movies

| 9/2/2010 4:21:05 PM

Tags: The Expendables, Eat Pray Love, Nanny McPhee Returns, The Switch, Inception, Salt, Machete, The American, Going the Distance, Never Let Me Go, Easy A, The Town, Jack Goes Boating, Catfish, Alpha and Omega, Wall Street Money Never Sleeps, You Again, Legend of the Guardians The Owls of GaHoole, Buried, Get Low, Charlie St. Cloud, The Sorcerers Apprentice, The Kids Are All Right, movies,

Jean TellerWhen we last talked movies, it was June. Yikes! So I went back to my calendar to check which movies at the theater drew my attention this summer. Not a great movie summer, in my opinion.

On Memorial Day weekend, traditionally the spot for big summer movies, I saw Prince of Persia and Letters to Juliet. Both are good and well worth a rental. The rest of June saw me go to the theater for Robin Hood and The A-Team, while I rented Walk Don’t Run, Valentine’s Day, Unthinkable, Book of Eli and Eagle Eye. I would recommend Robin Hood and Book of Eli.

Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page.

In July, I saw Knight and Day and Inception. Knight and Day was OK, and I would most definitely recommend Inception. Visually spectacular and very thought provoking. My Netflix watching consisted of the second season of the SyFy series Sanctuary. (I’m ready and waiting for season 3!)

August started out with Salt, then The Sorcerer’s ApprenticeCharlie St. CloudThe Kids Are All RightThe Expendables and Get Low. Rentals: The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Ugly Truth, The Bounty Hunter, Shutter Island, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. And I started September with Whiteout. My recommendations? Salt, The Time Traveler’s Wife, The Ugly Truth, Shutter Island, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the Swedish version), with other five I saw at the theater as possibles.

So what’s September hold? There are more on my list, but I have a funny feeling I won’t be seeing many of them in the theater.

Jean Teller
9/3/2010 9:49:08 AM

Thanks for reading, Dave! I really like Netflix. In fact, my movie queue is quite long. :) I also stop fairly frequently at the local Blockbuster. During the winter I watch a lot of TV, tho. I love Warehouse 13! And I really like Eureka - I've been following Haven too, tho it's been a bit slower to capture my attention. Looking forward to the return of Sanctuary and Stargate Universe. I'm quite sure the TV/movie industry will pull me kicking and screaming into new technology sooner rather than later. Probably Blu-Ray first, then HD. Sigh Thanks for stopping by!

Nebraska Dave
9/2/2010 10:48:30 PM

@Jean, as usually great coverage of the movies. I’m finding that your reviews are in line with my likes and dislikes. It’s good be able to read your reviews and be able to decide which ones would be worth the time and money to see. This summer has just been too busy to actually go see a theatre movie. Ah, but winter is coming and I’ve been thinking about signing up for the $10 a month Netflix deal to be able to watch movies during the dark winter months. As for TV, I’ve been watching the new season of “Warehouse 13” and along with you waiting for the new season of “Sanctuary” to begin. The new series called “Haven” has caught my eye. Actually I ready for the Fall seasons to begin. I’m ready to slow down a bit and enjoy the pixel screens at home. I understand that 3D home TVs are now available to be purchased. I expect it will be quite a while before I have one in my house. My tired old Sony will do just fine for a while longer. Have a great day at the movie.

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