Saturday, March 04, 2006

Camels, Flags and Lots and Lots of Sand.

That would be the summary of this evening's movie date. I haven't reported in a while so here goes:

Lawrence of Arabia - This one isn't for the faint of heart. Coming in at just under 4 hours this classic was fairly enjoyable for the first couple of hours, but seemed to switch courses approximately halfway through, as it explored the tale of one Englishman in Arabia. The most interesting part of the movie is that it's based on a true story. I would check it out if you never have. (Yes classics are things that everyone talks about and no one actually watches, but educate yourself!) (And just in case you're wondering - the movie is long enough to complete a knitting project!)

Ladies in Lavender - This was a really touching movie starring Dame Judi Dench and Maggie Smith. It's definitely a chick flick, but it's a bittersweet tale of a man who barely surives a shipwreck and lands on the coast of England. Two elderly women take him into their home, and one takes him into her heart. I really enjoyed the movie, even though the ending was bittersweet. I'd reccomend this one.

Remains of the Day - One of those movies with an excellent cast and something I'd always heard talked about. Now I understand why my father came home and said "what the heck was the point?" Really, an interesting movie and great acting, but absolutely no discernible point to justify the few hours you spent watching it. Feel free to chime in and tell me what I missed. (And no I didn't fall sleep, honey.)

Intimate Games - I just don't have words for this one. Somehow or another the fiance and I ended up on an odd recommendation string. If you enjoy weird 70's sexual (vaguely porn, a la Deepthroat) with out of whack soundtracks, then go for it. Otherwise, spare yourself. It was a decent laugh though.


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