Monday, January 7, 2013

Movie Monday - 1/7/2013

I managed to drag The Husb out for a movie date.  We went to see Lincoln, with Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  The story deals mostly with Lincoln's efforts to pass the 13th Amendment to end slavery.  Day-Lewis embodied the title role in a masterful way.  TL Jones can play a curmudgeon better than anyone, and his portrayal of the abolitionist Representative Thaddeus Stevens was perfect.  (As if I knew ole Thad myself...but what I mean is that he brought the character to life very well.)  The scenes during which the House debated and ultimately voted on the amendment was very reminiscent of what probably went on during a much more recent (as in, the one last week regarding the Fiscal Cliff) debate on the floor.  Some things never change.  It was a very well acted movie, and although the story is well known, it was quite entertaining.  I really liked it.

Sadly, the DVD I wanted to watch and tell y'all about was damaged; so, Netflix is sending me another one.

I did manage to watch an old movie that has been on my list for a while on CineMoi - a Direct TV channel.  Gilda is probably Rita Hayworth's most well known role.  She plays a lady with a past who marries an Argentinian casino owner.  Interestingly, the owner's right hand man (played by Glenn Ford) also has a past - part of which he shared with Gilda.  Is their mutual hate for one another to be believed?  I like to watch the acting in old movies...it is different from today, but no less artful or talented.  The story was very good.  I really liked this film.

That's it for this week...

MK out.

1 comment:

RubyC said...

I have not seen Lincoln yet, but want to get there. Seems like I have things getting in the way. Old movies - don't do that much. I should as I love them. Today I watched a movie on crackle.com just so I could see the shawl in the movie. Someone is looking for a similar pattern. Might just be another design in the works for me.

Loved having your granddaughter join us last week. Hope to see you tomorrow night.

Ruby