Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thursday Thirteen 195: Recently Viewed

I was trying to decide on a topic for this week when it occured to me I had not done this in a while--not since sometime last fall. So, here are the most recently viewed movies or DVDs, going backward over the last few months. Click on a link for information on any title listed below.

13. Monk, Season 1 (Complete first season, good for when you need a few laughs.)

12. Burn Notice, Season 1 (Complete first season. Mmm...Michael Weston.)

11. Inception (Awesome movie, highly recommend it. Totally deserved all its Oscar wins and nominations, especially those for special effects.)

10. Lost in Austen (4-part mini-series based on Pride and Prejudice. Modern day woman ends up in the world of P&P where anything that can go wrong, does, and characters are not necessarily as they seem in Jane Austen's novel. Funny situations and great one-liners.)

9. Over the Hedge (I'd been wanting to see this for years, so when I stumbled across it one Saturday evening just as it was starting, I had to watch. Loved it!)

8. American Gangster (Good movie, based on a true story. And, has Denzell, and Russell...)

7. Extraordinary Measures (Another good one, based on a true story.)

6. Letters to Juliet (Love this one, great romantic comedy!)

5. Sherlock Holmes (Good action movie, but I think friends enjoyed it more than I did.)

4. Valentine's Day (Jam-packed with stars, but really good. I like the different intersecting story-lines. This one is now on my wishlist.)

3. The Legend of Johnny Lingo (This was okay; it was a weekend non-cable offering. I was bored, not feeling well and wasn't in the mood to read or do anything else.)

2. The Lost Valentine (I hate you, Hallmark, really I do. This was a real tear-jerker.)

1. Fly Boys (Based on the true story of the Lafayette Escadrille, a WWI flying squadron. Good movie. If that's not enough for in uniform.)

Have you watched anything good lately? Anything you'd recommend?

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Maddy Barone * Adelle Laudan * Shelley Munro
Bratty * Alice Audrey * Colleen * Mercy * Ron
Sandra * CountryDew * Dawn * Harriet
Paige Tyler * Jennifer Leeland * Janice Seagraves


Adelle Laudan said...

I must get a hold of Inception, looks like a good one. I had a bunch of old VHS burned to DVD's, so I've been watching oldies, but goodies. Dances with Wolves is next on the list.
Happy T13!

Heather said...

Adelle: I was really glad we saw Inception for my birthday, and that we watched it on DVD. It's nearly 3-hrs long, so a pause around the 2-hr mark was a great necessity, LOL. This is one of those films where, if you blink or miss even five minutes of it, you will be lost the rest of the movie.

Rewatching older movies can be a lot of fun, especially if you have not seen them in years. I have considered going back through my video collection; it could take a few years to get through them all, LOL.

Shelley Munro said...

I enjoyed several of these. Fly Boys is good with NZer Martin Henderson. I enjoyed Lost in Austen and hubby and I always watch Monk. He makes us laugh.

Heather said...

Shelley: We seem to have a lot of similar tastes in programing, don't we? Did you know Tony Shalhoub (Monk) is from Wisconsin? He spoke at the Capitol a couple weeks ago, but I missed it due to out-of-town friends who were visiting for the day

Bratty said...

I saw Sherlock Holmes, and Valentines Day (shudders), but not the rest of them on your list.

I recently watched The Other Boleyn Girl, Date Night, Robin Hood, and Beautiful Stranger - which had no subtitles BTW - and Micmacs.

I highly recommend Micmacs. The rest...hmm....

Heather said...

Bratty: I have not seen any of those. Wait--which version of Robin Hood? There are so many different incarnations and I have seen a couple of them.

Mercy said...

I absolutely loved Inception. Great list, thankyou. Happy T13!

Ron. said...

The pre-Natalie, Sharona Monks were, in my opinion, superior; though the man himself was somehow more pathetic. A great series.

And a fine 13, too.

Sandra Collins said...

letters to Juliet is an all-time fave!

Maddy Barone said...

I've seen some of those and I enjoyed them too. I have No Reservations from Netflox right now. It sounds good.

CountryDew said...

My husband really enjoyed Sherlock Holmes and has watched it several times. I didn't really care for it, though.

Dawn said...

I have been wanting to see Inception and Letters to Juliet. Sherlock Holmes, however, was not my kind of movie. I couldn't even finish it, and that is not like me.

I am Harriet said...

I did like Juliette as well.

Have a great Thursday!

colleen said...

I loved Inception too and am writing down Letters from Juliet. (Or was it "to" Juliet?)

Heather said...

Mercy: Wasn't that a good one?

Ron: I came to the series late, so am more used to Natalie, having only previously picked up a few of the Sharona episodes through weekend marathons. To be honest, both can get on my nerves at times.

Sandra: "Letters" has quickly become one of my faves, too!

Heather said...

Maddy: I hope you enjoy "No Reservations" -- that is one I have wanted to see as well.

Anita: It's nice to know it's not just me where "Holmes" is concerned. I thought it was good, just not really my cuppa.

Dawn: Hope you get to see "Inception" and "Letters" soon. To be honest, if I had watched "Holmes" on my own, I probably would have finished, but I wouldn't have been "just" watching the movie. I'd have had a craft project or my journal or something else occupying half my attention.

Heather said...

Harriet: "Juliet" was a good movie, wasn't it?

Colleen: "To" not "from," dear. Different preposition. ;-)

Paige Tyler said...

Inception is a great movie! Really liked Sherlock Holmes too!


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Hazel said...

Fell asleep watching Inception. It's just me, I know it's a good movie. Thanks about The Lost Valentine. I'll keep the kleenex nearby.

Janet said...

True Grit was amazing!

Alice Audrey said...

This is a good idea. As much as I've been watching lately, I could do it easy.

I've got Inception on my Netflix list. Thanks for the warning on The Last Valentine. I'll skip it.

A. Catherine Noon said...

Fun list! I've seen like two of them. :) I have the movie tastes of a 14 year old boy. ~shrug~

Skylar Kade said...

Oooh Burn Notice! I so love this show and can't wait for the next season to start! I'm currently watching Justified to satisfy my sexy lawman craving.

Xakara said...

Thanks for the rec on Letters to Juliet. I haven't seen it yet but I want to. Now I feel confident renting it. :)

Happy TT,

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Janice said...

I've only seen a few of those. Over the Hedge and he last half hour of Lost Valentine.

At nearly 90, Betty White is still a wonderful actress.


Darla M Sands said...

Great list! We found a dark humor/horror called "Trailer Park of Terror" lately. My partner has a penchant for zombies, though. :)

Jennifer Leeland said...

I actually really enjoyed "Inception". And I loved Robert Downy Jr. as Sherlock Holmes.

Forgetfulone said...

I loved Inception, Valentine's Day, and Over the Hedge! A few other, I haven't seen.