Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #40: Recently Viewed Movies

Wow, I've seen a lot of movies this past month! Many more than usual, perhaps a combination of the frigid temperatures and the holiday season, and none of them in an actual theater. There were the usual seasonal favorites mentioned here, as well as many new-to-me movies. Here are a few of those that had a first time viewing this month:

1. Home For the Holidays (2005; Three kids are orphaned, aunt gets custody and fights to keep them and their family home.)

2. The Holiday (2006; Love it, love it, love it!)

3. Pictures of Hollis Woods (2007; typical Hallmark fair, wasn't too bad)

4. David Copperfield (Really, really old B&W movie--1935, to be exact. Dora was WAY TSTL! Also, it seems like I've always known who W.C. Fields was, but think this is the first I've ever seen one of his movies.)

5. For One More Day (2007; Based on the book by Mitch Albom, and pretty faithful to the text.)

6. Holiday in Handcuffs (2007; A little campy, but also funny. One of the best quotes: "I hope you aren't expecting a lot from Santa. A federal offense probably puts you on the naughty list this year.")

7. Snowglobe (2007; Campy but kind of cute--definitely not destined to be a classic.)

8. The Christmas List (1997; Woman makes Christmas list, friend puts it in Santa's mail box and all her wishes start to come, I wish!)

9. The Note (2007; This one was really good--After a tragic plane crash, a local journalist discovers a note that she believes was written by one of the passengers. She seeks the note's intended receiver, but the journey is more revealing of her own past..)

10. The Christmas Card (2006; Soldier receives Christmas card from stranger and finds himself drawn to her hometown--where, of course, they meet and fall in love a la the typical category romance novel.)

11. The Incredibles (2004; I know, I know...took me ages to see this one and I admit, it wasn't half bad.)

12. A Christmas Carol (1984 version, can't believe I'd never seen this one before--must find DVD!)

13. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004; Did this really come out three years ago? Seriously, it feels like it was in theaters more recently than that. I haven't read the books, so have no basis of comparison and no idea how much was changed or cut, but this was one weird movie. Can't say I'd go out of my way to see it again, but it was okay.)

Your turn! Did you see any new-to-you movies this month? Any you'd recommend?

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Lanie Fuller said...

I haven't seen any of those movies, I don't think. Actually, besides watching Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix, I don't think I've seen any others movies this month.

I doubt I could make a TT out of the movies I've seen this year, let alone this month, lol.

Jennifer McKenzie said...

We watched all the usual and I added some new ones.
I can't remember the name but it was on Lifetime about a columnist trying to save a Marin, California newspaper from being shut down and run by a San Francisco paper. Anyway, she starts writing a Christmas column. Of course her rival on the other paper is cute gorgeous single and POOF. Another holiday romance. It was "campy" but I enjoyed it. Very snappy.

Tempest Knight said...

OMG! *lol* Love the quote for #6. Holiday in Handcuffs? I gotta see this one.

Debbie Mumford said...

I actually saw two new movies this month...very unusual for me! The Golden Compass was quite good, though not for small children, and National Treasure: Book of Secrets was great fun, though not as good as the first.

Happy New Year!

Heather said...

Jennifer M~ did I miss that one? Sounds like it was pretty good!

Tempest~ It was on ABC Family, but in short, after her boyfriend dumps her two days before Christmas, she kidnaps a patron from the restaurant where she works and presents him to her family as her new boyfriend. View the trailer here:

Debbie~ Those are two of the many recent releases I'd like to see, but I never seem to get to the cinema anymore. I'm still amazed I saw three at the theater in August (and the only three this year at that)!

Paige Tyler said...

I so love The Incredibles!


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Tara S Nichols said...

I haven't seen any of these either. I did however watch two this past week. One I liked (HOt Fuzz) and the other I hated (white castle).
I loved the ocean's thirteen which I watched before xmas and on my list is pirates of the carribean 3 and Bourne 3.
there's more but nothing too classy.

Heather said...

Tara~ I saw both of those (and Harry 5) in August. Both were good, but I liked Bourne Ultimatum best.

Nancy said...

You must see August Rush. A bit sappy perhaps but a great piece with a young child actor and Robin Williams.

pussreboots said...

I've seen Spider-man 3, Ratatouille, and Sweeny Todd.

Heather said...

Hi Nancy! August Rush is another on the long list of "movies I want to see." Glad to hear so many good reviews on it!

Puss~ Ratatouille is also on my movie list, but I'm not sure about Sweeny Todd. I've heard some great reviews, but have also heard it's not for the squimish. lol

Darla said...

*blinks* Wow. The only one I've seen is #2. I really liked it, too. We saw Gone, Baby, Gone tonight, which was excellent, and The Golden Compass earlier this week, and it was good, too.

Heather said...

Oooh...Gone, Baby, Gone is another I thought looked good. I really need to get to the movies more often...