Let’s go to the movies…

Don’t fall out of your chair. I know. Two posts in two days. Amazing.

After watching the SAG awards last night, I realized I have a lot to say about the movies that are in the running for these various awards.

The Help is one of the best films of the year. I blogged about it after I saw it months ago. This film tells the story of life a few decades ago yet rings true to issues that domestic workers have today all around us. Great acting. The book is also great.

The Artist besides the fact that the lead character looks exactly like my PAPA JOE, it is really a story and it is beautiful to watch. MY DAD told me that he heard people walked out of the theater because they had to read (it is mostly a silent film). WHAT? It is a great movie.

Moneyball I really enjoyed this movie. I appreciated that I walked out of it having learned something about the game of baseball. It won’t win any awards but it was a good movie.

Ides of March Good movie. Interesting ethical dilemma. Ryan Reynolds was fantastic.

The Iron Lady Meryl Streep is amazing in this film. The way the story was a surprise to me. I think people should see it and not pay attention to the critics’ reviews.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo MY DAD loved the opening sequence of this movie. I thought it was really weird. The movie was good. True to the book. Violent but if it wasn’t then it wouldn’t be true to the book.

Bridesmaids This movie made me laugh. A lot.

Footnote This movie is nominated for best foreign film from Israel and I heard somewhere that it mas a good chance to win which apparently does not happen that often. I thought it was a good movie. Not a great movie.

Beginners Christopher Plummer keeps winning awards for this movie. Is it because he is that great in it or because he is Christopher Plummer?

Albert Nobbs I have not seen this movie in release anywhere and I live in movie-land. Can’t wait to see it.

My Week with Marilyn On the list of movies to see.

The Descendents I a not going to see this movie. Mom dying, not a good movie for me to see.

Hugo Also on the ‘must see’ list. Just don’t know when.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy I never saw mini-series or read the book but I hear phenomenal things about this movie.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close I have no interest in seeing this movie.

Have you seen any of these movies? Thoughts? Opinions?



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I am a rabbi living in North America. I was ordained from HUC-JIR. This is my blog.
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3 Responses to Let’s go to the movies…

  1. Cheryl says:

    I was actually going to tell you not to see The Descendants, especially after *I* spent most of the movie with tears down my cheeks.

    Hugo was EXCELLENT. Best use of 3D I’ve seen, but the story was also really engaging and I had to look it up afterward to try to determine which parts were accurate. Also, seeing lovely Paris.

  2. Cheralee Stover says:

    I don’t believe it was Ryan Reynolds in the Ides of March. I think it was Ryan Gosling. 🙂

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