October 19, 2016
I love the coziness of Fall. Each night it has started to get darker earlier, which means, daylight savings time is about to end. I find myself drawn to watching more movies in the Fall and Winter months, and I have some favorites I wanted to share with you. So, get your blanket, popcorn, and your favorite soda or wine, and join me in watching some awesome movies!
1. You’ve Got Mail
My favorite quote from this movie-
“Don’t you just love New York in the Fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address. On the other hand, this not knowing has it’s charms”.
Don’t you just love that?! By the way, for a blast from the past, head on over to www.youvegotmail.warnerbros.com. You will feel like you have been sent straight back to the 90s. Dial up tone and all!
2. The Big Short (available on Netflix)
I saw this movie pop up over and over again on my Netflix, so I decided to watch. It has two of my favorite people in it, Ryan Gosling and Steve Carrell (the pair also worked on Crazy Stupid Love together). It’s a little over 2 hours long, but it’s a great, intense, comedic, yet true story set during the housing market crash of 2008. The jargon may be a little over your head (it was mine), but luckily, they have bits of the movie where a famous actor/actress explains the complicated terms. I was in college during the housing market crash, so I wasn’t completely exposed. I didn’t quite understand what caused it, but now it makes much more sense. I just hope America has learned it’s lesson.
3. IRIS (available on Netflix)
I did not know who Iris Apfel was until I watched this movie, then I recalled several times that I saw her on different ads. She is quite the character and her fashion sense is both unique, if not stunning at times. She basically has made fashion and collecting her empire. Great documentary if you are into fashion.
4. Amanda Knox (available on Netflix)
Another title that can be found on Netflix. Amanda Knox was accused of murdering her British roommate while living abroad in Italy. Amanda endured four trials, while the Italian police did all they could to pin the murder on her. Do I think she’s guilty? I don’t know, but you can definitely see the faults of the Italian police and to what lengths they went to make her “appear” guilty. Amanda is different, if not strange. Her demeanor can be off-putting, but I don’t think that makes her a murderer. All in all, a very interesting documentary.
5. Audrie & Daisy (available on Netflix)
This movie was extremely eye-opening. I could honestly feel myself wanting to scream at the TV. Two teenage girls are found in a compromising situation and have fallen victim to sexual assault. These girls explain their experience and the effects it had on their family and community. I was honestly beyond frustrated. On the one hand, you have two teenage girls who were doing things at 14 they should not have been doing, but on the other hand, that is no excuse for the boys to sexual assault them. My motherly instincts came out on this one, and I am not even a mother yet.
I hope you find these movies as interesting and delightful as I do!