Friday, April 17, 2009

Random Review Friday: Two Good Movies

I have been wanting to have Random Review Friday for awhile now, and here I am finally getting to it. It's not going to be every week, and it's not going to be the same topic every week, but I just want to tell you about some things I enjoy, because good things should be passed on. So without further ado:

Two Good Movies:
Bottle Shock
BFJ picked this movie up at the rental store because of Alan Rickman, and it sounded interesting; it's also got a great cast. This movie is based on real events: the struggle of American vintners to become recognized at their craft. A great movie for the wine connoisseur, obviously, but the David vs. Goliath storyline appeals to all us "little guys", doesn't it?

I've Loved You So Long
I'm happy to say that the first movie I ever saw with BFJ was a small, independent film by the name of
Red (Trois Coleurs: Rouge). Don't get me wrong, I love a good movie and there's a reason why some are blockbusters, but there's just something I love about seeing a great movie that the general public missed. Sometimes art sneaks up on you.

I've had my eye on this movie for awhile, but hadn't had a chance to check it out until recently. It does have a moral dilemma that not all will agree with, but a tremendous story about love, in ways you will not expect. The two main performances were excellent. I stumbled across the song mentioned in the movie, which I had never heard before, on someone's blog. It rang in my head for several days. (You can also hear it here, although this clip is from a different movie.) One warning about this movie: it's in french, so if you don't speak french, you'll have to read subtitles.

Now I don't want to oversell these because, in my experience, raving on and on about something leads to expectations that can't be met. So I'm just going to tell you that stuff in Random Review Fridays gets my recommendation. If it sounds interesting to you then maybe you should try something new.


On a completely different note, we have a LOT of snow here. Well actually, we don't have a lot of snow; it's warm enough in our neighborhood that the snow is really wet and not piling up. However, Colorado in general is getting hammered, and my loved ones in the mountains, specifically. Here are pictures from my mom and aunt (two different locations):


Thimbleanna said...

What a great idea! These movies sound good -- I love the little independent films for the most part (although there have been the occasional "out there" ones.) Sadly, hubby is all mainstream, so I don't get to see them very often. Yay for Netflix!

Candace said...

Thanks for the great reviews, Karen! I like Alan Rickman, too! That snow is incredible for April!