My Monthly Movie Thoughts and open invitation

These are the movies I’ve watched this month and I’ve given each one a grade and 5 words to describe it.  There are two ways to actively participate.  One, if you’ve seen any of the movies leave me your 1-5 words in the comments and I’ll add them to the post.  Or, if you are feeling ambitious and want to do this on your own blog leave me a link in the comments and I’ll add it to the bottom of the post.   Of course,  you can just browse and enjoy too 🙂

(2009. Cast- Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt)  Grade A

Quirky Charming Original Un-Love Story. 

Enchanting, lovely, hilarious, romantic realism. (Nolatari)
Quirky, end was really fantastic!  (Heather)

This whole movie is charming.  (Tony)

(1993. Cast- Johnny Depp, Aidan Quinn, Mary Stuart Masterson)  Grade B+

Two Misfits. Sweet Love Story.

Sweet, quirky, plus Johnny Depp! (Stephanie)

Adorable. Depp at his sweetest. (Nolatari)

Touching Cute Early Depp Vehicle (Beth)
Johnny Depp, disarmingly charming role. (Michelle)

Depp, one of his best!  (Heather)


(2010. Cast- Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams) Grade B

Gritty. Troubling. Insanity. Prison. Surprising.

 Book and movie both great  (Heather)

Leo is crazy, right?  Right???  (Tony)

(2009. Cast- Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren, Jason Bateman, Robin Wright Penn) Grade B

 Journalism & Politics on Trial. Lies.

 Good enough. Series is better. (Nolatari)

I enjoyed the political intrigue.  (Heather)

Politics as usual, poor guy.  (Tony)

(1986. Cast- William Peterson, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina) Grade B

Hannibal Lecktor. Grissom Before Grissom.

Unsatisfying once you see Hopkins.  (Tony)

(1980. Cast- Brooke Shields, Christopher Atkins) Grade C+

Childlike Innocence.  Escapism. Campy Fun.

Mostly for Teen Age Boys (Beth)

25 thoughts on “My Monthly Movie Thoughts and open invitation

  1. Heather says:

    I liked 500 days of summer too! It was so original…It really ended way different than I was expecting…I read Shutter Island and liked it. I’ll probably see the movie once it comes out on DVD. Benny and Joon! It has Johnny Depp in it so it’s great!

  2. Melody says:

    I’ve heard good reviews on 500 Days of Summer but have yet to watch it, so the DVD will be onto my wishlist! I want to watch Shutter Island, hopefully I’ll find some time to watch it in the cinema!! 😀

  3. CeeCee says:

    500 Days of Summer was my Netflix pick this weekend. It annoyed me at first, then I started to enjoy it. It had a good message: People tell you their truths; you just have to listen. She tried to tell him… Anyway, it was a good movie.

    I’m going to keep a list of my movies to join in next month. What a fun idea Stacy!

  4. Wrighty says:

    I’ve only seen Blue Lagoon and that was a long time ago. It was funny to see it on TV as an adult compared to seeing it at the theater when I was a kid back in the Stone Age (as my lovely children like to call it). It was kind of shocking at the time – naked silhouettes, a baby, stranded on an island. Of course with two gorgeous actors everyone went to see it!

    I always enjoy your comments and grades for the movies you see. By the time I watch them on DVD I have an idea of what to expect! 🙂

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I don’t know how I made it through my early teen years without seeing it. I know I would have had a completely different opinion if I had seen it then! I would have thought it was much more romantic.

  5. Nolatari says:

    500 Days of Summer: Enchanting, lovely, hilarious, romantic realism.
    Benny & Joon: Adorable. Depp at his sweetest.
    State of Play: Good enough. Series is better.

  6. hmsgofita says:

    500 Days of Summer: Quirky, end was really fantastic!

    Benny and Joon: Depp, one of his best!

    Shutter Island: Book and movie both great

    State of Play: I enjoyed the political intrigue.

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