tonight on idol, kris allen sang "falling slowly" from the movie once -- and we freaked. that's one of our favorite movies!! we adore the soundtrack and the movie overall. [um, kris -- best song choice of the night! that's saying something, since i'm head-over-heels in love with allison AND adam.]
which reminds me. i've been meaning to blog about some awesome movies we've watched lately. ["meaning to" for like eight months because i'm pretty sure we watched "once" during the summer.] so here goes:
man on wire. it won the oscar this year for best documentary and i looooved it. the whole thing is like a suspenseful crime caper, i loved seeing the world trade center from such an intimate perspective, and "man" -- philippe petit -- is hilarious.
good bye lenin & downfall. we have a thing for german movies in this house, and both of these are awesome. one has to do with a family dealing with the end of the cold war; the other is about the last days of hitler. both are great. hope you're good at reading closed captioning :)
the burbs. um...i had never even heard of this movie until i married b. the first time we watched it, i hated it. the second time, i could barely breathe i was laughing so hard. it's now an eternal favorite. it's from 1989, stars tom hanks and corey feldman, and involves an exploding house. need anything else?
best of all, slumdog millionaire arrived this week from my netflix queue and i can't wait to check it out. i actually wrote a series of papers in college about bollywood and the indian film industry and i have been dying to see this movie.
so, with that. any other great movie recommendations out there?
disclaimer: i try to stick only to uplifting, quality movies that make me feel good (i.e. i would rather die than watch a judd apatow movie) -- we avoid movies with lots of violence, language, sex scenes etc. some of these movies are rated R or include content i wouldn't be comfortable watching...so we wait for them to come on dvd and then watch them on our clearplay and self-edit out all the bad stuff we don't like :) it's truly brilliant. so, sorry if you watch these "uncut" and think they're a little questionable.