So here we are, on the eve of the final day. I’m going to save all the sentimentality and nostalgia for tomorrow’s post. Still don’t know what I’m going to end up watching, but it’ll be a spur of the moment thing. I have a few movies in mind, but we’ll see.
Anyway, for today, I had originally planned on watching Slumdog Millionaire since the only thing that could possibly follow Ellen Page is Freida Pinto. Ok, sure and Danny Boyle did a great job in directing and the suppoting cast is amazing, etc., etc. I’m actually surprised that no one made this movie before. It’s essentially a game show mixed with a romantic drama. Could you imagine how much more awesome The Notebook would be if Noah was a game show contestant on Jeopardy! or the fnal showdown on Family Feud?!… OK, maybe not, but at least there’d still be Rachel McAdams. 🙂
Unfortunately, Netflix boots that last paragraph into the “shoulda-coulda-woulda” pile as they don’t stream Slumdog. Seriously, what the F? So I was left to sift through a ton of movies from two years ago and there were some gems in there. Of course The Dark Knight (didn’t feel like sitting through a 152 minute movie), Iron Man, The Hurt Locker, Taken, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Step Brothers, Wall-E, Gran Torino, you get the idea. So I end up watching, wait for it, Definitely, Maybe. Yes, the love story-mystery starring the Green Lantern, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Isla Fischer and the little girl from Little Miss Sunshine. To be honest, I blame Serendipity, my favorite rom-com ever that I just re-watched after an extended hiatus.
I still regret not watching Slumdog though. Definitely is one of those movies that’s fine to watch once, then the second time around, OK, it’s still kind of, I don’t know, cute? but when you pop it into the DVD player a third time, you’re really just watching it to kill time… or because Netflix didn’t afford you the opportunity to watch Freida Pinto become a superstar. Oh well. It ends tomorrow. I guess it’s only fair that I give you a glimpse at some of the titles I’m considering (and no Avatar is not on the list):
Law Abiding Citizen
State of Play
Yeah, I’m leaning toward that last one. Especially fresh off of watching Morning Glory.