30 May 2006

watch

i was at a fun gathering yesterday and we were talking movies/tv shows. i think that there should be a forum for recommendations of favorites--movies, shows on dvd, books, new restaurants you've discovered.

here are a few recent films & tv shows that i've enjoyed. maybe i'll do books & restaruants later.

"everything is illuminated"--don't let the cheesy cover design and badly chosen font fool you. this movie is good--strange, quirky, thought provoking and funny. my favorite character is the grandfather, who thinks he's blind and needs a seeing-eye bitch, whose name is sammy davis, jr., jr. she wears a "uniform" so that you know she's "official". take that back. the phrase stuck in my head is how young alex pronounces "sammy davis, jr., jr." with his thickly ukranian accented english.

"pride & prejudice"...upon third viewing, kiera knightly is wrong for elizabeth, but it is still beautiful.

"arrested development"--just watch it. either season, any episode.

"the station agent"-- a plain ole great story.

"the office"--the complete first series, british version. be forewarned, it's a kinda wrong at times, but also very funny. takes an episode or two to get you, but then you're hooked.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Heidi Vincent said...

Impeccable taste Angela! I've seen all but "Everything is Illuminated" and "The Station Agent". I would add..."The Princess and the Warrior", "I Heart the Huckabees" and "In July". Oh and "Mostly Martha" is sensational too!

1:17 PM  
Blogger angela said...

i really (!) liked mostly martha, but the rest i've yet to see. thanks for the recommendations!

9:05 AM  
Anonymous Heidi Vincent said...

Wow! Our taste in movies is really similar!

1:27 PM  

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