Movies! Movies! Movies!

M and I really like movies. Movie dates are kind of our thing, and whether they are in a theatre, or at home, they always happen! We watched quite a few movies on this trip, and I have to say, I enjoyed all of them.

Goodfellas– I will admit, I was behind the times in never seeing Goodfellas; I’m happy to say I’m all caught up! I very much enjoyed this movie, it was a lot more entertaining than I thought it would be. Ray Liotta’s laugh drove me a little nuts, but Robert de Niro, Joe Pesci, and Liotta make for very convincing mafioso! I feel okay being more detailed given that this is over two decades old: I lost interest as soon as they became involved in drugs. It felt like two different movies, and I just didn’t care what happened to them.

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The Man From U.N.C.L.E. 

This is a fairly new action movie, it came out sometime in December. My parents saw this in theatres, and absolutely loved it! I really wanted to see it, but M was hesitant. His brother joined us, and both of them were ready to jump ship until the 45 minute mark “because it’s a chick-flick”. I don’t think that they watch too many chick-flicks, because it isn’t one, haha! It is slower moving though, in the first half. All three protagonists were funny, and I was surprised by quite a few twists. I would recommend checking this out!

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Lemmy

M and his brothers are huge metalheads, so the passing of the lead singer of Motörhead over the break really hit them. Even a non-metalhead such as myself understands how important a figure he was. In order to educate me and remember Lemmy, we watched this 2010 documentary. I found it incredibly insightful. There was a huge range of people interviewed, from people who look up to him, family members, band members, and Lemmy himself. I think having Lemmy featured in the documentary really helped elevate it past the typical “basic information” documentary we so often see. Worth a watch!!

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John Wick

This is an action movie where Keanu Reeves shoots people, and it is thoroughly entertaining. There is a really sad bit with a dog, FYI.

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Best in Show

I had never heard of this movie, and it is now ONE OF MY ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE MOVIES OF ALL TIME. It is a mockumentary about a dog show, and follows a handful of dogs and their colourful owners. Eugene Levy is hysterical, you should watch it for his performance alone! The dogs are adoooooorable, and spoiler alert: THERE IS A TERRIER. (It’s not a Westie 😦 ) My only beef is: there was a husky and a Westie, and neither of them won??? 6/5 STARS!!

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Sisters

Our movie-viewing experience started off poorly for Sisters, as we saw trailers for possibly the worst movies to come out in a long while. However, once we got to the actual movie, it was fantastic! Amy Poehler was in a Leslie Knope type role, while Tina Fey was in a party girl role- and she delivered. It is certainly an adult humour, and I would say that I am on the younger side of the target demographic. They are two sisters (duuuuuuh) that have one last party in their childhood home before it is sold. The party guests are a smorgasbord  of SNL and 30 Rock alum, making it even more hilarious. Go see this the first chance you have!!

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Sometimes it is nice to watch an older movie; just as entertaining but you can watch it at home in your pyjamas! Have you seen any movies lately, new or old, to recommend??

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

9 thoughts on “Movies! Movies! Movies!

  1. howtobejillian January 20, 2016 / 7:46 am

    I forgot about Best in Show! I must rewatch that immediately!

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    • anhistorianabouttown January 20, 2016 / 7:51 am

      I don’t know how I hadn’t ever heard of it, but it’s definitely being included in my next Amazon order!!

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  2. coffee&twigs January 20, 2016 / 8:51 am

    I heard that Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a bit like Kingsman: The Secret Service. Have you seen that one? Is that a fair comparison?

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    • anhistorianabouttown January 20, 2016 / 9:21 am

      Definitely a similar movie! I would say Kingsman was a tad funnier, but same spy action/comedy genre! If you liked Kingsman, certainly check out UNCLE!!

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  3. mt077 January 21, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    What was your favourite out of these films? ‘Best In Show’?

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      • mt077 January 21, 2016 / 7:10 pm

        “But I wasn’t. I wasn’t kidding. I was in fact born with two left feet.”

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        • anhistorianabouttown January 21, 2016 / 7:12 pm

          Best quote of the movie!! Except for “Harlan Pepper, if you don’t stop naming nuts”!

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