Friday, September 19, 2014

Stuff We've Been Watching

we haven't exactly had movie watching weather lately, so we just tie the curtains together to keep the sun out
Lately Scott and I have been trying to have a few game nights and a few movie nights each week. Since it's sometimes hard to find movies on Netflix without wasting almost all of your movie watching time, I thought I'd make a list of a few we really liked lately (all on your Netflix instant downloads, or your parent's, in my case). 

-Legends of the Fall (1994): "The Ludlow clan -- father William and brothers Alfred, Tristan and Sam -- splinters when Sam leaves to fight in World War I against his dad's wishes." I put this at the top of the list because I think it was my favorite out of all of these. I don't need to say Brad Pitt is hot either, because everyone knows that. Guys included. 


-Maiden Trip (2013): "This documentary captures 14-year-old Laura Dekker's solo two-year voyage around the world through footage she shot at sea." I've watched this six times. I wish I could give her a fist pump.

-Escape From Alcatraz (1979): "Lifer Frank Morris plans his unauthorized departure from Alcatraz in this thriller based on the penitentiary's only successful jailbreak." One of those movies that had me pacing around the living room (and it's a true story!). I really want to go back and do the tour of Alcatraz again. Scott's never been.

-Far & Away (1992): "Two 19th-century Irish immigrants journey to the United States for very different reasons, finding love amid the hardships they endure." Easy to watch; Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman are really cute in this.

-Mile... Mile & a Half (2013): "A group of artists leave their daily lives behind to hike California's John Muir Trail, the 219-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mount Whitney."

-Fargo (1996): "When a car dealer conspires with dim-bulb criminals to kidnap his wife for a hefty ransom, a folksy -- and pregnant -- police chief is on the case." Pretty violent, but with comic relief, plus I loved the snowy Mid-West setting. I can't believe it's based on a true story!

-Usual Suspects (1995): "When five unacquainted crooks are hauled into a police station to appear in a criminal lineup, they decide to pull off a heist together." I fell asleep, actually, but Scott loved it. I think I was just really, really tired.

-A River Runs Through It (1992): "Director Robert Redford's Oscar-winning, nostalgic meditation about the bonds that unite and divide families is set in Montana in the early 1900s."

-Dogtown and Z Boys (2001): "This documentary focuses on California's Z-Boys, who revolutionized skateboarding in the 1970s when they infused surfing techniques into the sport." Fed my skateboarding obsession perfectly.

-Paper Moon (1973): "A con man and his precocious "daughter" grift their way across depression-era America in director Peter Bogdanovich's nostalgic look at the 1930s." Tatum O'Neal is hilarious playing beside her real-life dad, even though their characters have kinda of messed up values. 


And of course, you can always watch The Office on Netflix. Have you ever seen the outtakes? Season Two // Season Three  (this is is what Scott's laughing at in the picture above).


What have you been watching lately? Got any recommendations for us?

By the way, on the topic of media, I am loving Spotify. It's like free i-tunes! You just have to put up with a few commercials. And, you can follow your friends. Kinda like the new way of sharing CDs. 

9 comments:

  1. A good list Devon. I've got The Killing to watch, but I'm not sure if I'll get on with subtitles. We shall see. Wishing you a lovely weekend. CJ xx

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    1. Let me know if it's good. Hope you enjoy your weekend, too CJ!

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  2. Legends of The Fall! one of my favorites of all time! i haven't watched really watched anything beside some documentaries film lately.
    but if you'd like something from other side of the world you can watch 3 Idiots - it's a bollywood movie, but not the usual bollywood movie. i don't usually watch bollywood movie but this one stands out.

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    1. I've never seen a Bollywood movie, but I'd like to. Thanks for the recommendation Niken.

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  3. Thanks for the suggestions, Devon; oh and I love Spotify :) xx

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    1. It took me a minute to get used to Spotify after using Pandora for so long, but I'm glad I stuck with it because I can't believe all the things it can do.

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  4. Ugh I have the same problem in my living room. I have an entire wall of floor to ceiling windows. I put blinds but it is still hugely bright! Awesome suggestions on movies. I am definitely a movies kinda girl. Legends of the Falls--- swoon. Such a good movie. I'll have to check the others.

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    1. I bet the ceiling to floor windows are awesome in all other circumstances. I bet it's a pretty room. If you like Legends of the Fall you'll probably like A River Runs Through It (just maybe not as much :).

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  5. I have 492 movies/TV shows and documentaries in my Netflix queue! This is so hilarious to me...I mean, I could watch something everyday for over a year! Definitely something that we do more in the winter months so looking forward to darker days and more TV watching time. Thanks for your picks. Some I have seen before and I added a few more (HA HA HA).

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