Sex in the City

How did I end up watching this movie?

I have been wanting to see this movie, but thought that I should get through the entire series first.  Well, as it turns out, I could not get through the entire series before the movie was about to leave theaters.  I convinced another intern to join me and we went to see the movie together.

Which character did I like best in the movie?

My favorite character was Samantha. I felt like she had the most growth throughout the entire series and the movie.  The others seemed a little bit two cookie cutter when they came on the big screen.  Actually, Samatha had some uncessary cheesiness to her as well, but I still liked her.

What was my favorite quote from the movie?

When Samatha asked, "Does being in love with a man mean that I say his name more times in a day than I say my own?"

What will stick with me from the movie?

Friendship is vitally important.  I think that sometimes it is better to let a show remain a great show instead of bringing it to the big screen.

If I could change one thing about the movie, what would it be?

Less brand name and product placement. 

Who would enjoy this movie?

Die hard Sex in the City fans and those who would like to watch a tale of friendship.

Which screen is this movie best viewed on?

Either one is fine.

Other comments?

If you are expecting an extended episode, the movie is not as tight as a regular show.

WebsiteSex in the City Movie

Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at 4:40PM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] | CommentsPost a Comment

100 Modern Classic Movies

I stole this from Care and I was going to do it a few days ago, but ya'll now about my computer challenges. Anyway, it is better late than never.

Instructions are to bold movies seen.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998 ) 

7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) —
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) —
9. Die Hard (1988 ) –  
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995) —
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990) —

16. Boogie Nights (1997) -
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)

20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler’s List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998 )
23. Memento (2001) –
24. A Room with a View (1986) —
25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994) —
27. Aliens (1986) —
28. Wings of Desire (1988 ) —
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999) —
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993) —
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992) —
45. Rain Man (1988 ) —
46. Children of Men (2006) —
47. Men in Black (1997)

48. Scarface (1983) —
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007) —
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988 ) —
53. The Truman Show (1998 )
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983) —
56. The Lives of Others (2006)

57. There’s Something About Mary (1998 ) —

58. Ghostbusters (1984) —
59. L.A. Confidential (1997) —
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988 )
64. No Country For Old Men (2007) —
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985) —
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991) —
73. Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)

76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) —.
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)

82. Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) -
84. Sideways (2004) —.
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002) — parts of it.  Need to put it back in queue.
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996) – seriously?
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989) – everyone should see.
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) —

I thought that I had seen more of the movies, but the list is STRANGE! Why are some of these movies on here? Oh well.

Posted on Monday, July 28, 2008 at 4:14PM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] | Comments2 Comments

In the Mood for Love

How did I end up watching this movie?
I noticed that Ben had given this movie a very high rating on his Netflix profile. The plot looked interesting and I added it to my queue. It arrived just before I left Seattle for the summer. 


Which character did I like best in the movie?

I did not have a favorite character. The two main characters both had endearing qualities, but I found myself wanting to shake them for not acting on their impulses stronger.   

What was my favorite quote from the movie?

Since the movie had subtitles, it is hard to know if the words were translated accurately. Plus, there is not much dialogue.  The soundtrack was lovely and featured the only song I remember learning from my high school Spanish class.


What will stick with me from the movie?

The subtle technique used to move the plot forward. I appreciated that you had to pay close attention to notice a difference in emotion.  The actors did an incredible job of portraying pain and lust by changing their facial expressions.


If I could change one thing about the movie, what would it be?
This is something I would change about Netflix. According to their site and the movie sleeve, the running time was only 97 minutes. However, the movie is over two hours.  This is very annoying when trying to plan an evening.


Who would enjoy this movie?
Those who appreciate beautiful scenery and a good soundtrack would enjoy this movie.


Which screen is this movie best viewed on?
The bigger, the better.


Other comments?

Since the movie is not very well known; here is a plot summary from IMDB:

Set in Hong Kong, 1962, Chow Mo-Wan is a newspaper editor who moves into a new building with his wife. At approximately the same time, Su Li-zhen, a beautiful secretary and her executive husband also move in to the crowded building. With their spouses often away, Chow and Li-zhen spend most of their time together as friends. They have everything in common from noodle shops to martial arts. Soon, they are shocked to discover that their spouses are having an affair. Hurt and angry, they find comfort in their growing friendship even as they resolve not to be like their unfaithful mates.

Website: In the Mood for Love

Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 11:01AM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] | Comments2 Comments

Team America

How did I end up watching this movie?
Partner to-be and I decided to cook dinner at home and watch a movie instead of seeing fireworks on the 4th of July.  I had meant to see this movie earlier; however, the movie was worth the wait!


Which character did I like best in the movie?

I do not have a favorite character per se.  However, I really LIKE the soundtrack.  The lyrics were hilarious, especially the theme song.  

What was my favorite quote from the movie?

See above.  My favorite lines are from the theme song which played every time the team left headquarters: "America, FUCK YEAH! America, we're gonna save the motherfucking day! America, because freedom is the only way!"


What will stick with me from the movie?

The incredible uncomfortableness I felt while watching the puppets have sex.


If I could change one thing about the movie, what would it be?
I would want to get the theme song out of my head, so that I am not attempted to sing it at inappropriate times.  Although that has less to do with the movie and more to do with my own challenges at keeping my mouth shut.


Who would enjoy this movie?
Those who enjoy sarcasm and art that pushes the envelope, along with those who are not easily offended would enjoy this movie.


Which screen is this movie best viewed on?
The bigger, the better.


Other comments?

Even though there are a lot of disturbing things in the movie, I liked the clever way it raised questions about how we fight terrorists.  Also, the film actors guild was a nice addition to the movie.

Website: Team America

Posted on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 10:43AM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] | CommentsPost a Comment