We've been watching a lot of movies lately - a way to relax together and get healthy.
Last night it was "The Help". Oh my what a fantastic movie! I want to read the book now. The characterizations of the blacks and whites and the stark reality of the times were very well done.
Previously we saw:
The Tourist - I don't know what Rickie Gervais was talking about (of course I never do) on the Golden Globes, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. It was predictable in parts but also kept you thinking. Yes, it was fluff, but some times you need that.
The Green Lantern - This is one of the few comics I didn't read when I was younger. But I like Ryan Reynolds (a local guy
) and the effects were well done. We watched some of the features and those suits were actually CGI - not something from your average superhero movie!
The Girl Who Played With Fire - We are watching the original series of movies with subtitles and are thoroughly enjoying them. The let down in this one is the main characters don't really spend much time together and it was their chemistry that made the first film IMHO anyway.