Wednesday, November 17, 2010

At the Movies

I can't remember the last time we were at a movie theatre. Oh yes I can. It was over a year ago and the movie was A Single Man.

Before that, it was at least three years that we hadn't gone to a movie. We used to go weekly to something....anything. We enjoyed most of what we saw. We just got side-tracked a little I guess.

Going to movies can be a great pastime and an opportunity to 'get lost' for a while, take a break from the sometimes humdrum of our routine, or to just sit back and laugh. All depends on what it is.

On Monday we went to the Halifax Public Library and I picked up four DVD's. And I have a week to view them!

Here is what I got. First off, The Reader with Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes. It was released in 2008.

The next one is Hemingway's Adventure of A Young Man done in 1962. It has a huge cast of stars including Paul Newman.

Mr. Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is another. The last time I read this was in grade 10. This was released in 2005 starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes and Lynn Collins.

The last for this week is The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot. I also studied this in grade 10. It was released in 1978 and stars Pippa Guard, Christopher Bake, Anton Lessor, and Judy Cornwell. I have never heard of any of these actors. (I heard that John!)

My intentions are to watch all of these this week. Whether or not I review them is iffy. I guess it depends on my reaction to them. But I am looking forward to getting into DVD's this winter. I'll let you know how it goes.

The library has hundreds of these. Looks like I get blurry eyed this winter!!!

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