Thursday, February 24, 2011

Reading and Watching

The chilly weather has been the perfect excuse to do some reading and cross two more movies off my Best Picture list:

Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
127 Hours
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

I absolutely loved The Fighter. Christian Bale deserves all the recognition that has been coming his way. I highly recommend this film. I wish I could say the same for True Grit. It was entertaining enough, though I don't think I would watch it again. While I don't have anything negative to say about the movie, I suppose I'm just not a Western film gal. As of right now, The Fighter and The King's Speech are my favorites. Four more to go!

I also finished The Girl Who Played With Fire. Thank you guys for motivating me to stick with the series because I loved it. Unlike the first book I was hooked from the start. I found this story so much more riveting and finished it in days. I can't wait to get my hands on the final book!

Have you read or watched anything good lately? 


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

On that list I've only seen Inception and Black Swan (although my parents may or may not own a few of the other movies...shh). I wasn't a fan of either. I thought they were way too hyped up, especially Black Swan. In fact, I didn't like Black Swan at all.

Totally wantto see The King's Speech :)

{lovely little things} said...

Wow, you've seen a lot of the top movies! I need to see The Fighter and True Grit, next on my list. Black Swan is INTENSE and highly sexualized, beware!

I agree about the Stieg Larsson Trilogy, took me a while to get into #1, but Girl Who Played With Fire was a quick read, my favorite of the 3 actually.

Anna said...

Toy Story 3 was nominated? Really? I guess I'm not surprised. It made me cry 3 times! It's also the only movie on the list I've seen. I tend to have an aversion to really popular movies. I really want to see Black Swan though.

Anna said...

Oh! I recently watched Bright Star and Ira & Abby. Both very good movies and totally different.

Lani said...

I saw Toy Story 3 and Inception recently and I thought both the endings were bitter sweet. I've read the first 2 books of the trilogy, but haven't gotten around to the 3rd book. My goal is to hopefully read it during spring break.

Claire said...

I read Never Let Me go. Fab! And The Kings Speech and 127 hours were the last movies i saw. Both great!