from my state – literally and figuratively – and other places. i'm not in florida any more, but i haven't given up the sunshine.

6.22.2005

more than boxing

i’m not a boxing fan, and i say if you haven’t seen it already, go now, rent and watch million dollar baby. not only are there plenty of opportunities to view the lovely hilary swank a la gi jane, clint eastwood is magnificent and the story is relevant to a certain current events debate (WaRniNg: clicking this link will give away what was – for me at least - a significant surprise turn in the flick).

the story is touching … scratch that, it’s heart wrenching. watching the movie on the return flight from paris, i had to shield my face because i was CrYiNg on the plane. a little embarrassed, i spent a few minutes after the movie ended looking around the plane to see if i was the only one. there were others covering their faces.

what’s in your netflix queue?

6 Comments:

Blogger Kiker said...

You know, I haven't watched it b/c someone gave away the ending... :(

6/22/2005 12:06:00 PM

 
Blogger betsy said...

that's just CrUeL ... the ending really makes the movie. i say watch it anyway. you'll still get sucked into the story

6/22/2005 12:11:00 PM

 
Blogger Cindy said...

I agree that this is a great film. It has that perfect simplicity that Clint Eastwood has in all of his films along with the creation of a de facto family. For another powerful film, I recomend seeing "Crash" which is still playing at a few theaters in the area. I won't give anything away. Just go see it.

6/22/2005 01:21:00 PM

 
Anonymous amy said...

How Fun!! I just rejoined Netflix yesterday and I am SO excited. Kendra likes movies but not nearly as much as me. Our first two this go are American Splendor and Sideways and we should be receiving them soon. By the way, they have a new (to me) feature so you can invite your friends to comment and recommend films. FUN!!!

6/23/2005 12:09:00 PM

 
Blogger betsy said...

we're becoming closer and closer cyber friends every day ... first squirrelly.org, then flickr, now netflix ...

6/23/2005 03:38:00 PM

 
Anonymous ramer said...

(please note: mary was a little buzzed one night and decided to update our queue)

1. Sex and Lucia
2. Local Hero
3. Saw
4. Like Water for Chocolate
5. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
6. The Battle of Algiers
7. Shaun of the Dead
8. Vera Drake
9. This Is Spinal Tap
10. The Fast Runner
11. Cool Hand Luke
12. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
13. The Ice Storm
14. Ray
15. Hotel Rwanda

6/28/2005 04:05:00 PM

 

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