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June 18, 2012

April Movies

Wow. So remember when it was mid-June and I just got around to posting our April movies? In truth, May was a crazy month, and so far June hasn't let up, so we are bit behind in our movie watching. Here's the April recap.

I did not enjoy this movie.  I thought the plot was stupid and unbelievable.  While I never complain about watching Mark Walberg, this movie was a bit too ridiculous for me.  Dan, however, loved it, so don't take my word for it.

True Grit
Angela recommend that we watch this movie, and I am so glad that we finally did! I know its an older film, but what rock was I living under? All the actors were amazing and the story was compelling.  If you haven't already watched this movie, it is a must! (Note: I know there is a much older "origional" of this movie.  I haven't watched that either!)

Friday Night Lights
I was really excited to watch this movie because I loved the television series so much.  Plus, a lot of the television cast made appearances in the movie, so I figured it would be just as good!  Boyyyy was I disappointed.  What a terrible film.  Its amazing that the television series ever came to light because I cannot imagine any television executive thinking that this movie would make a good series.

We Bought a Zoo
This movie came out of left field for me. I actually didn't really want to watch it but we downloaded it to watch on our trip to New York and we both loved it!  I was really surprised at how funny it was. I should have known it would be good because Matt Damon almost always seems to pick good movies (coughtakeahintbenafflack).

I have an embarrassing confession to make, I have never actually watched the original Footloose.  I know! Its terrible!  However, despite this embaressing admission, I still really enjoyed the movie- although I am sure the origional is better.  Also Julianna Hugh is a surprisingly decent actress. 

Here are the rankings:

Melissa's April Rankings
(1) We Bought a Zoo
(2) True Grit
(3) Footloose 
(4) Contraband
(5) Friday Night Lights

Dan's April Rankings
(1) Conraband
(2) We Bought a Zoo
(3) True Grit
(4) Footloose
(5) Friday Night Lights

Recently, we haven't been watching a ton of movies because we have been catching up on television.  Our current obsession has been Boardwalk Empire, do any of you watch it?  I was a bit hesitant to watch it at first, but now I am obsessed.  We watched the whole first season in a week.  I can't wait for the second season to come out on DVD!

Until the second season of Boardwalk Empire comes out on DVD, we are embarking on the "Summer of West Wing," which basically just means we will be rewatching the entire series.  This will be the third full watch-through, but its our favorite series and we still love it!

Have you seen any good movies lately?


Linda said...

I love Boardwalk Empire. I didn't care for it at first but about 1/2 through the first season I was hooked!

Amanda said...

I'm normally hostile toward remakes, but the new version of Footloose wasn't bad! We watched it at a girls night in and we all wanted to dance after, ha! I'm about to work my way through The West Wing again as well. Such a fabulous series!!

melissa said...

I can't remember - do you watch Homeland? I just caught up on the first season. I mostly enjoyed it, despite a fair amount of yelling at the tv for various reasons. I'm probably losing it.

Do you watch Dexter? Really looking forward to that coming back.

Sorry, that's too much TV talk for a post about movies but you mentioned Boardwalk Empire and my mind ran to premium channel tv series. :)

Token Yankee said...

John and I are hooked on Boardwalk Empire. I didn't think I liked it at first, but it's good. We are now watching Sons of Anarchy, another show I thought looked dumb but is suprisingly captivating!

missris said...

I loved the original Footloose so I'll definitely have to catch the remake!

agalandherdog said...

I loved We Bought a Zoo and didn't care for Contraband either.


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