Friday, October 24, 2008

Life in the Undergrowth

David Attenborough takes us on an incredible journey
into the insect world.

The macro lens opens this world to us.

There are five programs on these two discs.
Fantastic filming, quality information about the
amazing world of bugs!

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Man Who Planted Trees

This thirty minute short film was beautifully told.
The animation seemed to rise off a page of a book.
Sweet and simple.
I found the film on line if you would like to watch
just click the link and enjoy.

Monday, September 8, 2008


My daughter sent Persepolis for me to read.
An important story to read.

When the movie came out I waited for it to come to DVD.

I was spell bound.
Not a happy movie but a story that needed to be told.
Do watch it.

The link will take you to a preview.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

The Life of Birds

We have been watching the BBC series
The Life of Birds.

Each disc has three programs covering different aspects of a bird's life.
The photography is fantastic.

There is one more disc.
Three more programs.
These will be about the life of the egg.
This is an amazing series.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Lots of movies

So fun!
I have had a Bumble Bee friend.

I am inspired to cook!

This is a very interesting project.
I am looking forward to the next installment.

I enjoyed this movie so very much.
Sad but very cool.

Monday, March 31, 2008

A couple of quickies

It took me awhile to get into this movie.
At first it was too strange.
Once I was grabbed I really enjoyed it.

We know who killed the electric car.

It is sad.
The electric car has been killed a couple of times.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Two Movies

Having a movie waiting to be watched is nice.

I did not know anything about the rating system of American movies.
I am glad I watched this documentary.
Enjoyable and enlightening.

Strictly Ballroom was a fun watch.
Campy and toe tapping my husband and I both enjoyed it.

Friday, March 7, 2008

An Inconvenient Truth

When Al Gore's documentary came out we were very pleased.
When it won an Academy Award we were pleased.
We did not go see it.
We felt as if we were very aware of climate change.
There was no need for us to watch.
Our daughter recommended it.
I am glad she too.
We enjoyed the movie.
I found a trailer on line.
I enjoyed it too.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


I enjoyed every minute of this foreign film. The subtitles did not bother me at all.
I made a note to watch all the films by the director, Pedro Almodovar.
I hope the cinematographer won awards.
My husband watched this film twice.
So far of all the movies we have seen since beginning this movie adventure this is our favorite.
I highly recommend it.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Under The Tuscan Sun

This was a very easy movie
to watch.

I put my feet up. My popcorn bowl sat in my lap and for a couple of hours I relaxed.
Easy to follow, beautiful scenery and a story that was loosely based on a novel by the same name. I smiled a few times. I enjoyed the movie. It was fun. It was easy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cold Comfort Farm

Quick, funny and a total delight!
I am still laughing twelve hours after watching this film.
Stella Gibbons 1933, satire is a funny tale.
I think I would enjoy her book.
I enjoyed the movie.

I missed this film when it was in the theatres.
Our daughter recommended it. I am so glad she did.
My husband and I watched together and laughed together.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

This was a very interesting movie.
I liked it but it was very graphic.
I closed my eyes a few times and had to leave the room.
I always returned as soon as the violence was over.
The use of myth was very good.
Pan was wonderful.
The music haunting.
The story compeling.
I cared about the characters.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


I was pleased Dreamgirls arrived.
I was ready for a lighter movie after watching dramas for two weeks.
What I did not expect was a musical drama.

I enjoyed the 60's references since I grew up during the 60's.
I remember Dianna Ross and the Supremes.

I liked the story. I liked the characters. I liked the music. I liked the actors.
I stuck for the entire movie. My husband drifted in and out.

I actually could see a television series based on a girls group and the relationships between the girls, their guys and their music. With the popularity of dance and music programs maybe it would be a hit. If I liked the characters and the music, I might watch.

I am ready for the writer's strike to be over. I hope they get a great contract.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Syriana and Traffic

We watch two movies this past week.
Both dramas about on going current issues.


I had seen Syriana before.
I did not mind watching parts of it again.
It reminded me once again how much I want solar power.
Traffic was very interesting.
A story about the war on drugs.
Both stories about greed.
Both stories sad.
I am ready for a light and airy romance
a musical or a nature story.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Memoirs of a Geisha

My husband and I joined Netflix over the weekend. Our daughter has gently been suggesting we do so for a couple of years. We are slow people but very sure.
Our first movie arrived yesterday. So easy!
We watched "Memoirs of a Geisha" last night.

I have never written a movie review. I either like a movie or I do not. In a theatre I will finish my popcorn and the movie. At home if I am not interested I do not stick. I have to get up for some reason and often have failure to return. My husband is like this as well.

I stuck tight to "Memoirs of a Geisha", my husband did not.
Part of the story was shot at night so many scenes are rather darkly lit. Older eyes, like mine, have trouble with the dimly lit scenes. I was interested not only in the story but in the costumes and the scenery. I hung in even after my popcorn was finished. John Williams score with Yo-Yo Ma was worth every minute. A sound track I will want to buy.

My husband wanted me to start a log of the movies we watch.
I heard blog!
Our "Q" is filling up.
What's in your queue?