Friday, April 18, 2008

Friends & Movie Recommendations

So this is a lazy Friday post...thinking about doing as little as possible this weekend leads me to what I can fill all those hours up with. I feel certain a movie is in my future. Last weekend I rented 2 movies, one based on a friend's recommendation and the other...I have no one to blame but myself.

There are 2 things about the movie recommendation that bother me.
1. I can't remember who told me I'd enjoy this movie. It seems that if she is important enough for me to take her word and make the choice to add this movie to my Netflix queue, then she should also be firmly implanted in my brain.
2. Apparently she doesn't know me as well as she thinks she does.

I watched Stardust this week, based on a recommendation. And it wasn't horrible. The curious thing to me is that I had a feeling I wouldn't love it and I didn't but I rented anyway. I mistrust American actors who try British accents as a general rule. I want my British accents to come from British actors and I can even give you a list of preferred people. The only other problem I had with the movie was that it took a really long time to get to the good part. Obviously, I trust this friend's opinion. Too bad I can't remember which friend. And no one seems to own up to being the one responsible. And I have sort of been on a rant this week, but I didn't dislike this movie nearly as much as, say, a Mariah Carey song or digging in the dirt.

To be fair, I picked The Game Plan out all by myself. Apparently, I find marginal acting acceptable as long as said actor is very good looking. And the dog helps. Maybe Stardust just needed a better looking (male) cast and a dog. Perhaps the Stardust friend just gives me more credit than she should.

The third disc this weekend was one of the Season 1 set for the t.v. show Eureka. I enjoyed that most of all. Americans (and Canadians) with American accents and cute actors. All that's missing from that one is the dog.

So...understanding that I am more shallow than I appear, I welcome suggestions for movie entertainment this weekend.

1 comment:

Sarah in Houston said...

I am so sorry you did not like Star Dust. You don't know me, so I didn't recommend it to you, but I just loved it. It is one that I'd like to own. I guess that's why they make so many kinds of movies! Glad you found a show you did like. :)
Sarah in Houston