My dear blogger pal from Buffalo, Kelly Sedinger, AKA "Jaquandor" of Byzantium's Shores has written a hearty recommendation of the movie Across the Universe. I was delighted to see this, because I don't see all that many movies. I have a personal policy of not watching anything that is rated R, which seriously cuts down on the available pool of things I COULD watch.
Then of the ones that are left, I just don't find that many good films to see. So I am now looking forward to picking up this one to find out if I like it half as much as he does.
That got me to thinking...what makes a good movie?
Sometimes I like movie that entertains, sometimes I want one that makes me think. It's a real bonus when I find one that can do both.
I'm not big on blood and guts or explosions and chase scenes.
In no particular order, some of the movies I have especially enjoyed include:
What Dreams May Come
Fried Green Tomatoes
When Harry Met Sally
Man In the Iron Mask
Dead Poet Society
There are plenty of others, but those come to mind right now.
I need something sort of like Pandora...a service that would analyze what I have already liked and then suggest others I am likely too...I've heard Netflix does something of that sort, but I have not tried them yet.
What are your favorite movies? What appeals to you most in a film?