Watch This! Not That… #1

14 Oct

So not only do I have a love of design and all things cute (ehhemm.. Hello Kitty) but I also LOVE movies and tv shows!  I’ve decided to start a new “themed” post along with my “hello kitty happy hour.” I will brief you on what I’ve watched and whether you should give it the time of day or not. So here it is!

WATCH THIS!:

1. The Round Up (La rafle.)IMDb, trailer

I’m always interested in movies related to The Holocaust so here’s one of them.  Well-told story, touching, outstanding cast.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Spirit of the Marathon – IMDb, trailer

I watched this on hulu the other day.  Really great documentary about the history of how the marathon came about and follows the lives of different marathoners training for the Chicago Marathon. Kind of me want to try running a marathon… kind of…


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. The Choir – official site

I just discovered BBC America on my cable a few months back and I’m hooked on this show!  It’s a reality show about a charismatic Choirmaster,  Gareth Malone, who tries to create choirs in the most difficult and unlikely settings. There have been three seasons so far and I’ve loved all three (Northolt Phoenix Choir, Boys Don’t Sing, Unsung Town.  Every episode is moving — you get drawn into each person’s life and you just want to root for the choir Gareth is teaching and for Gareth as well. Seriously check it out! You won’t be disappointed.  Every time I watch it, it makes me want to go out and join a choir! Here’s a little preview of “Boys Don’t Sing” series!

 

NOT THAT…:

1. Devil – IMDb, trailer

I’m sorry to say, but there’s just no redeeming yourself in this one, either, M. Night Shyamalan…

2. Monsters – IMDb, trailer

I think I expected a little too much on this one.  The characters were bland, the script was bland, it was allll bland… I say you’re better off watching District 9 because that was an awesome movie!

3. Knight and Day – IMDb, trailer

Tom Cruise needs to stick to Mission Impossible and Cameron Diaz.. I don’t know… The trailer pretty much showed all the good parts.

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4 Responses to “Watch This! Not That… #1”

  1. Rob Grady October 14, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Great reference list, thanks!

  2. Aaron C. October 14, 2010 at 5:29 pm #

    Cool list. Ever heard of Jersey Shore? Watch THAT!

    • Shelley Lai October 14, 2010 at 5:31 pm #

      Thanks Aaron! Glad you like the list! Don’t worry, there are plenty of lists to come. Please keep reading my blog. Maybe one day, Jersey Shore will make it on there!

  3. J. Chang October 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    I am going to have to disagree with the author on one particular move in this post. That one movie is Devil by the master of deception/plot twist/kid story turned weird nymph in swimming pool writer M. Night Shyamalan. I think Devil was well written and took me completely by surprise. I never saw it coming when the Devil finally revealed itself and following four or was it five characters (who cares?) in an elevator for over five hours was riveting. So Shelley, forget about movie recommendations and stick to the HKHH.

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