the movies we have been watching for some time now. The lack of and-we-watched-this-or-that type of posts can be explained by the words SATC*. It started harmlessly with a couple of late shows on TV, soon we were staying up late to catch the shows and before we knew SATC had hijacked our Netflix account. For us, 2006 will forever be the year when "Sex and The City" caught up with us or rather we caught up with the hit series from nearly a decade ago.
Apart from SATC there is the post Oscar drought when the rivulet of good releases dries up. And since we hate wasting money on the "soon-to-be released-on-DVD" flops that usually mark this time of the year, we are left with a decent bank balance (yipee!!) and a strange feeling in our stomachs every weekend when our usual dinner and a movie outing gets shortened to only dinner for the lack of anything decent to watch.
However we still managed to watch a few good ones this weekend. We started of with "Cars", the newest flick from the whizkids at Pixar. Its no "Toy Story" or "Finding Nemo" infact children might get a bit bored, but it does have a few thoughtful moments and brings up some important urban planning issues (who would have thunk?). We also watched a German film called"Nowhere in Africa". Its one of the few films that deal with the Holocaust from the point of view of a survivor who is left a refugee. And like most European films, the children in this movie are treated intelligently and not mollycoddled. Continuing with the European theme, I watched "To Be and To Have" a French documentary about an old fashioned one room school in Northern France. Really sweet and moving till I read this...spoils the nice aftertaste left by the movie. The Boy passed on this one as he was very busy.
And since this is a post about movies, here are a few more:
Water~ beautiful movie with an unbelievably beautiful cast..but it works overall.
Friends With Money ~waste of money,yours as well as your friends
The Way We Were ~tried to watch this one- failed miserably
Must Love Dogs~lovey dovey rom-com with hardly any doggie presence..suscpicious
What's Cooking~heartwarming Thanksgiving movie, loved it more than Pieces of April
Farewell My Concubine~Chinese sexuality 101...could not watch this one
The New World~Its a chick flick, its a chick flick...with unwashed heroes
* If they mean nothing to you...Oh!, you poor, miserable child you!!