Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Returning to Normalcy

The last week has been a bit busy... my parents, both of my sisters, and Duke were in town visiting. Although none of us really did anything it seemed like there was always something going on. I dunno, it was probably just my imagination. Anyway, as of today, everyone is gone, and it's time to get back to the regular schedule.

I have been watching some more movies in an effort to complete my quest. Here are the ones I checked off my list recently:

The Departed -- I liked this movie. It had a good storyline and there were some good twists that kept me guessing. However, I wouldn't call it an awesome movie, and I know that it didn't fit my idea of a Best Picture winner. I'm not even sure if I'd really be interested in seeing the Hong Kong movie that it was based on.

Shakespeare in Love -- This was a cool movie. While watching it, I realized that I had caught the last half hour or so of the movie in the past. Obviously, I didn't know what was really going on then. I wish I'd seen the movie in its entirety earlier, because it's a movie that I really got into. I don't know what it was about it that really drew me into the story. I felt the story was cleverly pieced together, and it just appealed to me.

Rain Man -- It is about damn time I finally saw this one. I am surprised that I never watched it before, since I honestly don't know anyone that hasn't yet seen it. I didn't even know that Tom Cruise played in the movie. In any case, I enjoyed the movie, and I thought the performance by Dustin Hoffman was excellent. Now, I will no longer be the only one left out when people make references to this film.

That puts me at 31 viewed of 79 total.

So, here are the movies in my queue (meaning that I've secured them and they await my viewing).

Terms of Endearment
Ordinary People
The Deer Hunter
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Apartment

1 comment:

Never-Limp said...

There are a couple of real clunkers on that list IMO. I'll wait for your reviews to see if we agree.