in the last 2 weeks!
We rarely go to the movies but, over this Christmas holiday break, we made it to
four. I think I 've had my quota of popcorn for the entire year.
I will place these movies in order of my favorite to least favorite. Although "least favorite" was still good....just in grand company it was taken down a few notches. I recommend you go see these in this order.
1. The King's Speech A+
This movie had wonderful acting, cinematography and drama mixed with humor. Based on truth, this historical film is a must see. Geoffrey Rush steals the show. I wasn't ready for it to end. I soaked up the scenery and the dialogue. I predict this will be a big winner at the award shows.
2. The Fighter A
Apparently Mark Wahlberg trained for two years for this part of the younger brother over shadowed by his older brother in this film about boxing. It's way more about the dysfunctional characters than inside the ring. It's a great film with seedy characters. Surely some awards will go this way.
3. True Grit B
It's a remake. It's a Western. It was good.......maybe I was tired.....but it got a little long in the middle. The young actress got on my nerves but I can't say she wasn't good, because she was. I think it was that she was 14 going on 35. Jeff Bridges did a wonderful job with the character of Rooster. Not Matt Damon's best. But who doesn't like Matt?
I should tell you this one was Chuck's favorite. He gave it an A.
4. The Little Fockers C
I love Ben Stiller...but the movie was so predictable it was almost irritating. Still, funny. And of course, lots of slapstick comedy thrown in. Ben Stiller is adorable as the nurse/husband who gets treated badly by his little girl and his father-in-law. Rent it. Pop your own popcorn.
It was a treat to go to the movies. Maybe we'll get back in the habit. Some movies are just meant to be seen on the big screen, like The King's Speech. Some, like The Little Fockers, can wait to be seen on the t.v. in your living room with all the distractions.