Movies 2011, Weeks 12 & 13

March 27- April 2, 2011
It's AFI list week!  Too bad I only hit up two films.  LOL
65) The Best Years of Our Lives. 1946 seven time Oscar winner about three WWII vets struggling to come to terms with their experiences and readjust to civilian life.  Really good.  It's not difficult to draw parallels to vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.  4 stars
66) Platoon.  Vietnam War movie starring Charlie Sheen.  I'm really tired of war movies.  That's what I thought as the opening scenes rolled.  I only watched this because it's on the AFI list and it went offline for Netflix this week. A bit of a slow start but less than halfway through I totally got why my uncle doesn't want to talk about what he experienced there.  The narration was a bit heavy-handed.  That couldn't detract from a good film overall.  4 stars

April 3-9, 2011
There's really no good reason I didn't watch movies this week.  I read slightly more... but I don't think that's it.  It just didn't cross my mind to sit in front of the tv or computer to watch movies.  Oh!  I know what it was.  I was all caught up in season 1 of "Scrubs."  Lol.  I've seen all of the last several NBC seasons episodes multiple times but hadn't seen 70+% of season 1.  So weird!
67) Invasion of the Body Snatchers.  Old movie about pod people.  Kind of funny.  Short but felt long.  I didn't mind it too much but Rashan was definitely not a fan.  I think it'd be great background for a classy Halloween party or something more ironic.  3.4 stars
68) American Graffiti. Really funny to see Richard Dreyfuss and Harrison Ford this young.  Ron Howard I'm used to but the rest were really amusing.  Are they really gonna just drive around all night?  I was bored with that line of activity after about 40 minutes.  Meh.  3.3 stars


Rashan Jamal said...

I've seen all 4 of these... Platoon and Best Years of Our Lives got 5 stars. 4 for American Graff. 3 for Invasion of Body Snatchers...

Jameil said...

I really didn't get AmGraf. I'm also war movied out.