Saturday, August 01, 2009

This Year In Movies: July

In July I did pretty good, not like I did before I had a job but better than most of the rest of this year and I think it's due to the fact I'm working on some I Dare You Challenges! I watched 12 movies and 1 tv show on dvd.

The IT Crowd Season 2- It was as hilarious as the first season, I already bought it and am looking forward to Season 3!

Two Lovers
- Definitely interesting. I was hoping for a somewhat shocking ending, not sure why, and sadly it didn't have one. I liked it though!

The Reader- Yeah this was as awesome as people say it is. I loved it and I'm pretty sure I teared up a few times! Loved it!

Brokedown Palace- This was pretty much exactly what I thought it would be like. Interesting but I wanted more from the ending and actually hounded a few people on twitter for some insight! I watched this for Rebecca's I Dare You Challenge!

The Ramen Girl- I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. This isn't the kind of movie you'd expect to see Brittany Murphy in and I liked that. The ending was definitely something you would expect to see her in though. I want to go eat some Ramen now! I watched this for Rebecca's I Dare You Challenge!

Hera Pheri- This was uh ok. I guess it was supposed to be a comedy but it was kind of sad at some points and I like more of the female-centric bollywood plotlines. So it's one of my least favorite of this genre. :/ Sorry Mitali! I watched this for Mitali's I Dare You Challenge!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince- I can't believe how much I had forgotten from the book! I was still questioning who the Half Blood Prince was til the end! Ahh! It was definitely good and I loved seeing more of the romantic aspects of the books come to life!

Jaane Tu Ya Janne Na
- Ok this is much more my type of Bollywood. I've seen more of the classically set stories so I'm excited to be watching these modern day stories. This was a great one and I definitely squeeeed a few times!

Before Sunrise- Reminded me a lot of Waking Life (same director) but less awesome stuff to look at during the discussions. I liked it fine but I liked it a bit more after seeing Before Sunset. I watched this for Tiff's I Dare You Challenge!

Before Sunset- I liked this one a bit more than the first movie, I think because the characters had already met and had that foundation. I watched this for Tiff's I Dare You Challenge!

500 Days of Summer
- If you haven't heard me rave about this enough check back Sunday for a review! And I'm totally listening to the soundtrack while typing this!

The Women (original)- I liked this more than I thought I would! I liked having seen the remake already it kind of made it easier to follow for me and more exciting to see what was different and what was still the same when they remade it. I watched this for Sharon's I Dare You Challenge!

Jab We Met- Another good Bollywood from Mitali! This was a lot of fun too and I'm glad there were a few more dance numbers even though it was a contemporary Bollywood! Cute! I watched this for Mitali's I Dare You Challenge!


  1. what?!! You didn't like Two Lovers that much? :(

    I did not like HP and the HBP at all. It was awful. :(

    I'll have to check out some of those. I hadn't even heard of them. :)

    Well you definitely had a good month in movies hehe

  2. I love love love Before Sunrise and Before Sunset but I agree that there's just something about Sunset that feels more comfortable. I think part of it is that the actors wrote the dialogue themselves based on their sense of the characters. Their comfort with the lines comes through.

  3. I really want to see 500 Days of Summer! I'll probably miss it though because I know it won't come to Germany anytime soon, and by the time I get to the states, it will probably not be in theaters anymore.

  4. robin_titan- No! I liked it I just didn't LOVE it!

    Kristen M.- Oh that's interesting!

    Lenore- Well eventually you need to see it on dvd!

  5. Two Lovers and 500 Days of Summer are on my list. I didn't love The Reader, although I enjoyed the book. And Before Sunrise & Before Sunset are 2 of my favorites.

  6. I thought The Reader was a great movie, but I didn't think the Harry Potter movie lived up to the others in the series.

  7. I forgot a lot from HBP too haha! I was watching the movie and I was like "Oh yeah! I remember that!" the whole time haha.


  8. When I watched Brokedown Palace I was full of mixed emotions. It was also when I was really bad with my panic disorder and this is so not a movie that is fun to watch when you're a very anxious person. I felt like I couldn't breathe! But at the same time, I sort of liked the movie. Odd.

    I feel the same way about the Harry Potter movie! I was constantly asking my husband, "Wait, who is that again?" He remembered much more.

    I liked Before Sunrise... watched that when it was released (I'm old, ok!?) as I was still in my I Love Ethan Hawke phase. ;)

    You remind me of another friend of mine, she watches like, a billion movies and TV series a MONTH. I should send you her blog link. ha!

  9. Anonymous3:52 PM

    I loved Geet's character in Jab We Met!

  10. I'm very behind in my movies. I haven't even seen the HP yet!

  11. I loved The Reader too, I want to read the book now.

    The Ramen Girl sounds good and I love Brittany Murphy, so I would look out for this one.

    Hera Pheri is a kind movie that has more regional humor and the kind of movie that sounds good only in the original language.

  12. At first I was like Ramen Girl? I haven't seen that! And then I realized I let one be your choice, haha! I will have to watch that one now myself. I agree with you on Brokedown Palace. I have mixed feelings about the end, too, but the rest of the movie was good enough in my opinion to worth watching it again. I am wondering what you will think of La Dolce Vita!

    I am putting Mitali's Bollywood selections on my Netflix!


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