Saturday, May 07, 2011

Once Upon a Time V - Movies Watched

Life in general. I am constantly attempting to catch-up on my reading, but there are other aspects of my life that I am constantly catching up on, too.

One television show I really like is House. I get the new season on DVD every year. The latest one I have had since October of last year and am just starting it now. That is mainly because the one that came out the year before? I hadn't watched the last disc. I am slow with everything it seems.

Another project we have been working on is watching all the movies we have bought and never watched. I don't watch a lot of television or movies when I am alone, so it is mainly what we do together.

As part of the Once Upon a Time Challenge, there is the Quest to watch movies.

Movies Watched for the Once Upon a Time Challenge:

I was really excited about this movie when I initially saw the previews. It was really good. A bit different than the normal movies out there. I have always been interested in dreams and dreaming, so a movie that explores them further was very interesting. Recommended!

Sin City
I had seen this once before, but it was a while ago and I don't think I saw it all. I knew it was something the cc would like, too, so I convinced him to watch it with me. It's a very well-done movie. I like movies that are filmed in interesting ways - plus have a good story. Recommended!

Tin Man
This is a mini-series and it was all kinds of awesome. It was better than the original movie! The story, the characters, everything was very well-done and I cannot wait to watch it again! Strongly Recommended!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
This is actually only about the third time I have watched this movie. I was a big fan of the books growing up and was very excited about the movies when I heard they were going to be made. I am also happy that they are continuing after some setbacks. I really enjoy this movie overall. Recommended!

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
I actually hadn't seen this movie since it came out at theatres. I was happy to finally watch it again. I should have before now. Another interesting installment in the movie franchise. Recommended!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
I had meant to watch this in theatres, but never made it. I was very happy to add the movie to my collection when it came out on DVD. It has been a while since I read the original story, so I think that made for a fresh watching experience. I look forward to more in the series. Recommended!

Bridge to Terabithia
I love love this movie for some reason. I have never read the actual book, but the movie feels like a trip down memory lane every time I watch it. Yes, it is a bit depressing at times, but I remember being like that when I was little. It also has one of the best endings for a movie I have seen. Strongly Recommended!

The Princess Bride
Another movie that I love. The cc wasn't sure if he had ever seen the movie before, and I am not sure what he thought of it, but it remains one of my favourite fantasy movie of all time. The story is so much fun and sticks with you long after you have watched the last scene. I really must read the book again this year. It has been a long time!

In other news, we went to watch Water for Elephants the other night. The cc didn't think he was going to like it, but he did. It was actually really well-done. I really enjoyed the book and I turned out to really enjoy the movie. I am always happy when that happens!


  1. wow, some good movies there!! I think I may go see water for elephants this weekend. glad to hear it was enjoyed!

  2. I loved A Bridge to Terabithia. It wasn't at what I was expecting as I hadn't read the book but the movie was superb.

  3. The Princess Bride is one of the few movies I can quote lines from, it's one of my classic comfort flicks.

    Also, I had completely forgotten about Tin Man even though I meant to watch it when it came out. Netflix has it on streaming now, so it'll be super convenient to catch up on. Thanks for posting!

  4. *Pat: Water for Elephants was pretty good.

    *Cath: The movie was superb. I am not sure if I will ever read the book.

    *Kim: I love Tin Man. I want to own it. :)


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