**I rewatched 3 Magic Words and With One Voice and realized I had them backwards with what each was about. Essentially very similar, but yet not. I liked 3 Magic Words better this go round than With One Voice.** 4/9/13
Below are the movies I watched in March 2013. As I did last month, I listed if it was a rewatch, Redbox rental, theater, or if I own it in parentheses. The rest I watched from Netflix. Enjoy my thoughts on the following movies…only 17 this month.
The Raven – I wanted to watch this when it was at the theater. I like John Cusack. I really liked how this movie went full circle…telling you how Poe was found almost dead on a park bench…to finding Poe dying on a park bench. So, the movie is about how he got there.
Viking Apocalypse – This documentary had some interesting information that I personally didn’t know about the Vikings. It definitely has a Discovery channel feel to it. This was found…now we will figure it out! In the end we will retell you what we found and the results!
Extract – I watched this more because of the actors (Jason Batemen, Ben Affleck, Mila Kunis) and I was pleasantly surprised. I liked it. It has neglect, it has money, it has lying and cheating and scheming…and it has love and lust and friendship! LOL.
Alchemy – This was a cute movie with Tom Cavanagh and Sarah Chalke. Can a women fall in love with a machine? It sure goes some weird places!
Miss Nobody – This was a different movie! She’s a girl, who’s nobody, until she kills her boss! Well, it just spirals from there… Guilty pleasure, yes.
Not Since You – A romantic drama set around friends that went to college together, but haven’t seen each other in years. Unresolved issues ensue, but in the end…everyone comes out better. I liked this one a good bit…it’s pretty cute at times…frustrating at other times.
Dredd (Redbox) – I felt like I had seen the original, or maybe I hadn’t, or maybe that wasn’t the original. Anyway, this was the new one. I liked it. And, I loved seeing the Queen from Game of Thrones in this role!
The Secret – I was feeling a need for positivity, so I decided to watch The Secret. Yes, this was the documentary, not the movie. It does talk a lot about how your thoughts influence your life and how you can use them better to your advantage. How visualization will help for realization. How positivity helps bring more of that in your life. Of course, they use money as the example, but I definitely think it can be used for your career, for relationships, for hobbies, etc. It’s neat, but it’s not the best on this topic.
Secrets Beneath the Ice – This was an interesting documentary about the Antarctica Ice and it’s relationship to the rest of the world.
The Grey – I’ve heard good things about this movie, and I do like watching Liam Neisum, so I finally gave it a try. *SPOILER* It got increasingly depressing with every person that was killed by the wolves…and just to make matters worse…yep NO ONE LIVES. I can be down with movies that don’t have a happy ending sometimes (like The Ring and The Others and The Skeleton Key), but I sure wasn’t happy with this one. I actually wished after it was over that I had stopped halfway through when I could see the writing on the wall! I had to go watch MASH just to go to bed!
Lockout – This movie is a SciFi movie set in the future that was about a guy (Guy Pearce) who gets wrongly convicted of a crime and ends up having to save the President’s daughter to gain his freedom. I liked the movie, would I watch it again, probably not. It really was nothing great, but it was science fiction action.
Discovery Atlas: Uncovering Earth – Multiple documentaries in this series, about an hour each. They are pretty interesting. Some people like them, some don’t. I liked them enough. And, I just love to learn.
Autumn – I will be honest here…I know it was a zombie movie, wait, or was it just an apocalypse movie? Yep, the honesty is…I had it on, but I didn’t really watch or listen to this one at all. Not even sure I should list that I watched it, except, I have this feeling I have no need to ever watch it again.
Bag It - This documentary was about plastics. It starts out talking about plastic bags, then moves into plastics in general, and on to recycling. It went on to talk about what is in plastics in our house and what they could be doing to us. It also discusses the 5 large plastic islands in our oceans and just so much more. It’s motto was “Reduce (your plastic use), Reuse (over and over, and buy less one time use plastics), Repurpose (turn it into something else), and lastly, Recycle (as recycling isn’t as awesome as it sounds, and mostly only for 1 and 2′s, and even then mostly only bottles).” It’s a thorough documentary if you were interested in the subject. I highly recommend.
3 Magic Words – This documentary was about how god is inside of all of us. It compared the similarities of different religions and how we all (for the most part) essentially worship the same entity, we just call it different names. It was interesting. With god inside of all of us, we have the capacity to love and to make this world a better place. Ahhhh, now doesn’t that sound good?
With One Voice – This was a documentary. This was essentially about spirituality and the one-ness that all religions have. We shouldn’t discriminate because we are all the same and we all have god inside of us.
Fingerprints - This movie’s premise starts off with the Urban Legend of the children killed by a train when their bus stops over the tracks and then goes in another direction! Oh the kids were killed, but not by a train. Well, then it flashes to present day and a girl is coming home (to a new home in the suburbs) after being in rehab. It’s not terrible, it’s not great, but it’s expected that most everyone will die. Oh, right, Lou Diamond Phillips is in it, too! The one really bad thing to me, was the after-ending…somehow they got even worse actors to do that. Maybe it’s me? Anyway, it was nice mix from most of the zombie horror movies I watch. It has ghosts and real horror. Hope that didn’t give it away!
Have you seen any of these movies? Does anyone even get the bottom of my movie posts? LOL.