The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: What we are Watching 1/26
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Monday, January 26, 2015

What we are Watching 1/26

I LOVED this movie. And I learned a little history. This is such a great movie that takes one period of time in the civil rights movement and focuses on a turning point in history. The talk that this movie makes LBJ look bad is rubbish. He is the president and the president cannot do everything and it makes sense that he did not want to push voting rights when there were other things he wanted to do. The whole movie is beautifully shot. The direction of this movie is amazing. The acting is top notch. I cannot tell you how this movie touched me. The sad part is that what was going on back then is still going on now. And that is heartbreaking. I am SHOCKED David Oyelowo did not get an Oscar nod for playing MLK. I am shocked the director was shut out as well. GO WATCH THIS MOVIE! And take the kids!

The Imitation Game
I had no idea what this was going to be about. But Benedict Cumberbatch is in this movie so I knew I had to see it. I have a love for old Benedict. I have no idea why but I adore that man. Anyway, without giving anything away, the movie is about Alan Turing who broke the code of the German's Enigma machine during WWII. Sounds boring, right? It's not. It's fascinating. I would highly recommend this movie! Go see it.

Good movie. It is a story of overcoming dire circumstance but I felt it lacked something. Even though, I would tell people to go watch it. If I had not seen an interview with the real Louie Samparino, I might have not liked it so much. Angelina Jolie does a good job directing the movie and the acting is solid. Some parts are tough to watch but it is worth a look. If you like movies of triumph, watch this.

Into the Woods
One of my favorite movies this year. I had seen the musical live a few years ago and when I watched the movie, I realized it was not as dark ad the musical. I think it got Disneyfied, which is perfectly okay because it is wonderful! The acting is amazing. Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep are fantastic. So is the rest of the cast. The music is great and it's great fun! I love the motto of the film: Be careful what you wish for!

This is the Australian version of Orange is the New Black but so much better. I don't know which show came first but this show is a little grittier and more realistic. We loved it. It is a MUST WATCH!

Peaky Blinders
This is a Netflix streaming show. I saw a few of my Facebook friends talk about it so we decided to watch it! OMG, loved it. It is about a family in the olden days in England. They are gangsters. But it is so well written and well made that you root for the bad guys. Plus, it has Cillian Murphy who I have loved since 28 days! Worth a watch if you have Netflix streaming.

We watched this on the recommendation of my friend John. It was not bad. It is a BBC murder mystery. A boy is found dead on the beach in Broadchurch and it is up to the new detective in town to figure it all out. There is intrigue and a few plot twists. I didn't figure out the killer until the the second to the last episode. It was terrific.


  1. Interesting reviews of these movies. We'll have to catch Selma.
    Haven't seen Unbroken, but I read the book and thought it was great.

  2. These all look like very good movies to watch. I want to see Selma and Unbroken and Into The Woods. I will see them when they go to DVD, and rent it or buy. I love watching movies on the Weekend. You sure picked some good ones to watch!

  3. I really want to see Mortdecai and American Sniper at the theater.

  4. Great recommendations! Wentworth def has my curiosity.I love "Orange Is The New Black" is one of my favorite shows so I think I might like this one :)

  5. I probably will see into the woods..I would rather see documentaries about real people..enough with the theatrical re-writes

  6. I loved Into the Woods and will be seeing it again with a friend. Selma is on my list.

    slehan at juno dot com

  7. I think Into the Woods sounds good. I Haven't seen any of these yet.

  8. I definitely want to see "Selma." I hadn't heard of "Wentworth" until now, I'm going to have to check that one out.