Thursday, September 17, 2015

Movie Reviews!

This movie, I loved.
(not just because Kevin Costner was in it)
I loved the story.
You'll laugh, you'll cry, you will be happy in the end.
I let my 13 year old watch this with me.
(there is swearing in this movie)
I loved their flawed personalities.
There are major flawed personalities.

It's about the love he has for his granddaughter.
He and her other grandparent fight
for custody of her.
In the end, love wins.
As it should
This movie I watched via Netflix.
I really liked this one,
in fact, I watched it twice.
I loved James Cromwell in it
(who doesn't like the farmer in Babe?)
He's plays an old farmer trying to build a more suitable
home for his wife, because she is having memory issues.
That's all I'm going to say,
it is based on a true story.
A true love story.
(not really for kids, they show him naked a couple times,
once to take his shower, in his outdoor shower and again
when he gets intimate with his wife. As an adult,
I can say those parts were kind of cute and kind of eye brow raising)

This was a great movie.
I let my older 3 kids watch it.
You can see the Common Sense Media review HERE
This was also watched via Netflix.
Tom rented this one.
I had heard nothing about this one.
The only reason I watched it with Tom
was because Russell Crowe was in it.
I'm glad I did.
It was great!
We did not let our kids watch this one.
This one was pretty good.
Tom rented this one.
I think there were a lot of things covered that didn't need to be.
It got a little confusing as to what the movie was actually about,
This man, or the finding of a serial killer.
It all came together in the end though and, I guess made it worth it.
Kind of slow.
And not for kids.
Maybe it was not pretty good, it might have been just OK....
I do love the love he has for his wife in this. 
That made it worth it for me. 
This one, I thought would be boring.
It was not.
It was made in 2011.
I want my oldest girls to watch it with me.
It is rated PG-13
There were some strong thematic elements,
other than that, nothing really.

I loved the love story.
We watched via Netflix again.
Common Sense Media HERE

I watched this one last night via Netflix.
This one is not for kids.
(my opinion)
It's a story about a woman and her son.
She ends up taking up surfing lessons,
and ends up sleeping with her instructor.
They do not show much though.
She has such a flawed character in this.
I loved her acting.
I like Helen Hunt.
It's probably why I liked the movie.
Plus, if you love the ocean like I do, you will LOVE the scenes.

This was on Netflix also.
This was a surprise for me.
I had no idea there were POW camps right here in America
during WWII.
This is about a camp in Wisconsin.
Adult themes.
Good movie.
I liked this one.
(but I like history!)

I watched this only because Pierce Brosnan was in it.
I liked it.
Because Pierce Brosnan was in it.
And it was pretty good too.
Swearing, violence....not for kids.

This is on Netflix now.
A anytime favorite for me.
(all my DVD's are packed away)

This one is also on Netflix now.
I let my oldest 2 girls watch it with me.
They liked it so much, they watched it twice.
Now my 11 year old wants to move to Ireland.

Tom and I finished this show.
I think there were 5 seasons.
via Netflix
This is a clean, good drama!!
Happy endings usually.
 Almost every episode, made me cry at some point.
I'd always look at Tom and say, "I'm crying again!"
It's partly because of the music they play
while the camera kind of slide shows to each scene.
An all time favorite show from Netflix.
Great show to watch with the hubs with just enough action to keep
him interested and enough drama for me to get emotional about it!

Here's a few videos of my favorite songs at this moment.
As in, I crank up the radio every time I hear them.
As in, I play and re-play til my kids hate the songs.
I know, it's terrible.
But I love these.
Sing along with me, OK?
His Grammar is not too great in this song, but, I love the tune.
That should keep you busy for a while!
Make some popcorn, grab a blanket, snuggle up and have fun chilling out!
(or is it, warming up?)


  1. Jamie, what would we do without your recommendations? I've been looking for some good movies!

  2. Nice list. Some I've watched, some are on my current list to watch, and some will be soon. :) Isn't that interesting about POW camps in the U.S.? I only knew of them from a book I read as a teen: Summer of My German Soldier (warning - tears fall because of that book). But I didn't realize the extent of it until I recently listened to a podcast talking about it. I love history!

  3. Like Barbara said...I look forward to these so I can get ideas. I really don't know what is out there!

  4. OH! Thank you for the movie reviews! I saw that Jane Eyre one as well. Really enjoyed it.

  5. I have seen three of these! Black or White--seen it--so good! I love that it's also based on true events. And like you said, the characters are beautifully flawed in such a natural way.

    Ride--also seen it, with the very same opinion. Wasn't crazy about the constant f bombs or God's Name, but other than that, I loved it. Also very flawed characters but they do so well. Helen Hunt wrote the screen play, directed the movie and acted in it. I love that!

    Leap Year--loved it!! Totally clean and so entertaining! No love scenes! Amazing, huh? :-)

    I have seen Sabrina too. Very cute movie and I liked it better now than I did when I watched it 10 years ago.

    I'll have to check those other movies out!

  6. Jamie, just watched Black and White and loved it! It's crazy that a movie like that didn't do well at the theaters -- but it's not a message the mainstream media want us to embrace. They rather have people fighting with each other for any reason, like the father of lies. Thanks for the review -- you're awesome!

  7. I have not most of these ( just one) and I could use a good movie fix!! I have watched your movie recommedations before and my found my taste tends to run in line with yours. Thanks for taking the time to share! That version of Jane Eyre is my FAVORITE!! I don't listen to much music but I'll give them a try too. :)


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