Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Movies

Black - I can't say enough about this movie. It is a beautifully told story about a deaf and blind girl coming out of the darkness and into the light. It has a Helen Keller feel about it but still it is touching and heartbreaking. It also instills the desire that we don't work hard enough to accomplish our dreams and that we take a lot of things for granted. There are subtitles but this is an easy movie to follow and appropriate for all ages. I give this movie five gold stars!

The Princess and the Frog - I'm a big Disney fan and so I was very disappointed with this movie. None of the music is catchy, matter of fact at the end of the movie we all tried to remember one song or a line from a song and out of 5 people nothing stuck. The voodo man is scary and when he is taken to the underworld, well this is not something a young child would want to see, I thought it was scary and even my teenage boy thought the demons were creepy. Overall I wouldn't buy this movie or watch it again and nothing about this film will make it a Disney classic.

Shutter Island - I was so pleasantly surprised by this movie. It keeps you guessing with its many twists and turns, We watched it Friday night and Saturday night we were still talking about it. It has a creepy feel to it so this is not a youngster movie. My teenage boys watched it and were fine, matter of fact they are doing most of the talking trying to figure the movie out and what was real and what was imagined. Again not a hugh Leonardo DiCaprio fan but he does a great job in this film. This movie takes place in a psych prison for the worst offenders but it  Leonardo's visions or memories that are the most disturbing. My family wants to watch this again to see if we missed any clues!


  1. I absolutely loved Shutter Island. It reminded me a little of A Beautiful Mind...

  2. I'll have to see if Shutter Island is available on Netflix.

    I've heard great things about the new Karate Kid, perhaps that will be on our list soon (as well as Toy Story 3!).

  3. k gonna watch Shutter Island!! Poo-poo on Princess and the Frog... we finally get a black princess and she's a freakin' frog for most of the movie.. C'mooooooooon Disney!! Never heard of Black but i love sub-title flicks... makes me feel like I'm diving into another world, is it on dvd?

  4. oh yeah...two i have not seen with high ratings from you...and i was disappointed in princess as just did not catch me at all...

  5. Shutter Island sounds like it's right up my youngest(almost 15 year old) childs alley. I'll have to tell her about it.

  6. We almost watched Shutter Island over the weekend but I was too sleepy, so we went to bed instead.

    Yes, I sound like an elderly woman. So what?