Saturday, January 29, 2011



I love movies.  Old ones.  New ones. Especially good ones. 

I’m trying to see a couple movies that are doing well in the awards seasons thus far.   My Sweetie and I saw “True Grit” a few weeks ago and just loved it.  (I hope that little girl wins an Oscar – she was sooooo good.)

“Black Swan” and “The King’s Speech” were both on my want to see list but they are not Sweetie’s kind of movies.  Most times he will go with me to see those kinds of movies but he really doesn’t like to.   However, he advised me several years ago the he never wanted to go to another Barbra Streisand movie with me again.  He just can’t stand her and I dearly love her.  Oh well ...

Anyway, on my own, I went to see “The King’s Speech.”  I loved it!  I’ve been a huge Colin Firth fan ever since “Pride and Prejudice”/Mr. Darcy days.


He’s not particularly sexy in this new movie but you can really feel his character’s pain in dealing with a speech impediment in public life.   The pre-WWII British history interested me as well.   I highly recommend this movie.

A girl has to occasionally do other things besides sew …


  1. I went to see The Kings Speech last night. Of course I am biased about Colin Firth because can you imagine my maiden name was Miss Bennett and my mother happend to be Elizabeth Bennett (MRS).

    I agree he doesn't come across very sexy in The Kings Speech but I do hope he wins and oscar.
    This girl occasionally does other things besides sew too.
    I think it is a bit of a chick flick and a nice movie to go to with a girlfriend.

  2. I've seen both versions of True Grit and I think I like John Wayne's version better. Not because Jeff Bridge's film was lacking ... but rather it didn't anything substantially better. But, that's just my opinion.

    LOVED "The King's Speech". A most *excellent* film. (I'm not a Jane Austen fan, but did enjoy the "Pride and Prejudice" movie.)

    Black Swan. I saw this the other night. I didn't read any reviews beforehand and was rather expecting the ballet part to be a prominent feature. (I love watching ballet dancers do their thing ... just awesome.) But this film is very, very dark. It's a VERY disturbing film. I sat watching it like a train wreck ... not believing what was unfolding in front of my eyes .. hoping it would get better and it never did. It's basically a chronicle of a descent into madness and simply put, it's a depressing film. Natalie Portman does an *excellent* job as an actress, no doubt about that, but I do wish I had never seen the film. :-(


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