Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Recent Movies

I love going to the movies but it is usually difficult to get Gary to go. Sometimes, I just break down and go on my own.

This year (2007), I have seen "Night at the Museum" and "Children of Men." I thought "Night at the Museum" was cute. Definitely a kids movie. Since I used to work in museums, it made me smile to think about the places that I used to work coming to life at night.

I didn't know what to expect with "Children of Men" but I really liked it. It was kind of an emotional movie to watch. It made think of "Handmaid's Tale" meets "V for Vendetta." It takes place twenty years in the future when the entire population of the earth is now sterile. I think the most disturbing part in the film was the treatment of refugees and "illegal aliens." In a lot ways, we are not too far off from that right now.

Next up, we want to see "Good Shepherd" and "Pan's Labyrinth."

We watched "Lady in the Water" last night on DVD. I was expecting the worst but we both actually liked it. I think it may be a bit too whimsical for most people, though.


Genevieve said...

I really want to see Children of Men. Maybe next week. It looks kind of intense - I'm a bit scared to go alone so I need to find someone to go with me! But ever since I saw the trailer I've wanted to see it.

I haven't seen ANYTHING yet in 2007. But I did see dreamgirls on Dec. 30.

Genevieve said...

ok, I saw Freedom Writers last night... basically, not bad, but we've all been there, done that. I'm glad I didn't pay for it, but I don't feel like it was a waste of time. Maybe a good netflixer.

Malady said...

Thanks for the heads-up. I think I'll wait for DVD.