The Mr. and I love to watch movies and TV series together on Netflix. It's something nice we can do after work with a glass of wine to unwind and reconnect.
We do however occasionally make it to the theater to catch a new movie.
Like this past weekend I (somehow) got the Mr. to see Bridesmaids with me.
It was so nice of him to go with me because this was SUCH a "girl movie" but he tolerated it and even had a few laughs. It was pretty funny, but not amazing. I'd give it 3.5 stars out of 5.
It definitely wasn't as good as some of the Academy Award nominated movies we've been watching on Netflix Lately.
We recently rented The Social Network, The Kings Speech, The Fighter, and Blue Valentine.
We LOVED The Social Network. For me, this should have won Best Picture. Great acting, great music, and a socially relevant story line. I give it 5 stars out a 5.
The King's Speech was very good. Fantastic acting. I still give it 5 stars out 5, I just don't think the subject matter was a relevant to our society as the Social Network.
The Fighter was good. It was pretty much the same as every other movie about boxing/sports/bad neighborhoods in Massachusetts/dysfunctional families ever made, but we liked it a lot. I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.
Note: We've now seen 9/10 of the Best Picture Nominees from 2010. Not bad!
Finally, Blue Valentine. I had such high hopes for this movie. I'd heard it was poignant and superbly acted. Well, The Mr. quit watching at about the 40 minute mark. I soldiered on and in the end wished I had not. The movie was depressing, disturbing, and left me with nothing to take away from it. I give it 1.5 stars out a 5 (redeemed only by some good acting ).
We've recently also been watching some older TV Shows on Netflix: Rome, Twin Peaks, and Nip/Tuck.
Rome is fantastic! Great acting. Great history (esp. if you're a history geek like me).
Twin Peaks is a early 1990s show. It's a thriller/mystery filled with quirky, funny characters. We really enjoyed Season 1. But now Season 2 is disappointing us.
Nip/Tuck was also good for the first couple of seasons, but now that we're several seasons in, it's kind of jumped the shark. I think we may quit watching it.
Have you seen any of these movies or TV shows? What did you think? What have you been watching lately?
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