To Do: Watch Movies

To Do: Watch Movies

Yesterday was our last day with cable TV. After we got home from the gym (so crowded), there was absolutely nothing worth watching on any of the 500 channels. So much for being tempted to keep it! I’m looking forward to reading more and watching France 24, which you can only get on antenna.

To ease in our transition, we’ve also upped the movie subscription. I need to start thinking of things to rent. Flight of the Conchords is on it’s way, I can’t wait to watch that. I want to do a Wes Anderson marathon and I can always use another viewing of Moonstruck and Pride & Prejudice. What other great movies do you recommend to revisit?

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  1. Beth at 5:52 pm

    Honestly, I still love Baby Boom. It’s so 80s now, but so cosy!

  2. Anonymous at 6:10 pm

    Singin’ in the Rain and Sense & Sensibilty., definitely. Oh and Last of the Mohicans.

  3. Celia at 6:18 pm

    We recently picked up Luc Besson’s latest: Angel-A. It’s really kind of wonderful and unexpected. And after your recent trip to Paris, I think you’ll appreciate the black and white view of the city 😉

  4. LoveLola at 6:20 pm

    this is kinda random but i’ve been a fan of emilystyle (getting married in Oct. 08!) and used to work for the TV station responsible for synidcating France24 to the San Fran market (thru KCSM!) anyways, just a little WOOTWOOT sent your way.

    unfortunately, i’m trying to upgrade to verizon fios.

  5. hyb at 6:23 pm

    Check out the TV shows on DVD, too. With the writers strike, I’ve been taking the time to revisit some old and new faves and discover shows I’ve been meaning to watch forever. Tops on my list are My So Called Life (was TV-less in college when it aired), Keen Eddie with the original Britrock soundtrack if I can find it, and of course the first season of 30 Rock to get my weekly Kenneth fix. Watching TV shows on DVD might defeat the purpose of watching less TV, though 🙂

  6. hyb at 6:26 pm

    Oh yeah, and while you’re on your French kick…. If you’ve not seen the Daniel Auteil comedies The Closet (Le Placard), The Valet (La Doublure), and My Best Friend (Mon meilleur ami), I would highly recommend them. Very guy friendly, too.

  7. Cindy at 7:17 pm

    Movies that I can watch over and over…
    Love Actually, Dave, American President, Little Woman (with Winona Ryder) Pride & Prejudice (I learned to love the Kiera Knightly version), and I am going to check out The Starter Wife (Debra Messing) with Netflix this year.

  8. Anne (in Reno) at 9:24 pm

    While in French mode, I’ve been hankering to re-watch both Chocolat and Amelie. In general Euro-mode, my husband has gotten me addicted to the new BBC Dr. Who – the writing is amazing and the characters are so fun!

  9. love.boxes at 9:43 pm

    Daniel Deronda, The Reading Room and Something The Lord Made are some of the ones I’ve really enjoyed and seen fairly recently.

    I love Moonstruck. Soo much fun.

  10. Hannah at 10:35 pm

    I’m not sure if this is something that you would pick out, but I would recommend Leon the Professional. It’s something you and Rob could watch together.

  11. Courtney at 10:39 pm

    if you like keri russel, you’ll probably like “felicity.” one of my favorite shows of all time. it’s so endearing.

  12. Jessica at 11:13 pm

    We just got Flight of The Conchords in the mail from my pop on Monday and we’re hoping to crack into it this weekend.

    Yesterday I watched Radio Days. I got the Astaire & Rogers box set for Christmas so I’ll be watching all those over the next couple weeks. I can watch them over and over. And if you haven’t checked out the Britcom Good Neighbors, aka The Good Life in the UK, then you really, really should. Honestly, I wouldn’t lie about my British comedies. I got the first DVD set for Christmas and I’m already halfway through it.

    Oh, have you ever seen The Thin Man? If not you need to get that and My Man Godfrey and have yourself a William Powell appreciation night. Brilliant.

    Oh geez. You’re a personal finance nerd, and I’m a film/tv nerd, ha.

  13. Greeneyes at 11:33 pm

    I absolutely love Arrested Development, out on DVD. If you like bite-sized telly time, this is perfect, as you can take one episode at a time. Family relations were never so funny!

  14. Anonymous at 11:35 pm

    Check out “Red”, “White” and “Blue”, three movies from the 1990’s made by Krzystof Kieslowski (I looked it up and I still may have spelled it wrong…) but anyway great films. Blue is sad, White is funny, and Red (my favorite) is kind of mysterious.

    Also, I agree with everything Jessica said!

  15. Reel Fanatic at 3:21 pm

    If I may be so bold, one movie that just keeps getting better and better to me with multiple viewings is that Soderbergh flick “Out of Sight” with Clooney and J-Lo

  16. Tonia Conger at 5:57 pm

    I like Summer, Spring, Fall, Winter…and Spring.
    It’s a South Korean film with just a little dialogue. I think you’d really like it.