A and A's Movie A Day

Watching movies until we run out.

Movie 640 – Fight Club

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November 30, 2011 Posted by | daily reviews | Leave a comment

Fight Club

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Movie 639 – Where the Wild Things Are

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November 29, 2011 Posted by | daily reviews | Leave a comment

Where the Wild Things Are

November 29, 2011

Where the Wild Things Are

This movie is not technically one of our favorite comfort films, which I mentioned yesterday will make up the last week of our project. I’ve only actually seen it once before tonight, when I saw it in the theater. I was, however, astonished then by this peculiar masterpiece, and continue to be impressed by it today as we watch it again.

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November 29, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Movie 638 – The Shawshank Redemption

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November 28, 2011 Posted by | daily reviews | Leave a comment

The Shawshank Redemption

November 28, 2011

The Shawshank Redemption

As we approach the last week of our movie a day project Amanda and I have a few films that we have saved against a day when we needed a really good movie to lift our spirits. A last handful of comfort movies. The absolute favorites out of all the movies we have in our entire collection. So tonight we begin our greatest hits parade (with a couple exceptions in the coming week.)

This movie is a great way to start that last week. It is and exquisite, perfect, soulful and beautiful film. It’s a case where plot, script, casting and direction merge perfectly into something astonishing and unparalleled.

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Movie 637 – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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November 27, 2011 Posted by | daily reviews | Leave a comment

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

November 27, 2011

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

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Movie 636 – American Beauty

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November 26, 2011 Posted by | daily reviews | Leave a comment

American Beauty

November 26, 2011

American Beauty

It’s been about a decade since I last watched this movie. The result is that now I I am three years away from the stated age of Kevin Spacey’s quintessential middle aged failure Lester Burnham. One of the major themes of this movie is Lester’s midlife crisis and dissatisfaction with his life. It is a little strange thinking that I’m at that point in my life now where people start to look back on their lives and see what they’ve made of them, or haven’t made. It’s a little disorienting to think of myself in those terms.

This is a movie about broken people finding the courage to take their lives into their own hands. Just about every character in the film faces a crisis and discovers a way to break the cycle that imprisons them. For some of them it works out okay. For some of them less so.

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November 26, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment