Movie Love

January 5, 2012

During our week off of work for Christmas, the husband and I went to see two great movies...and one not so great one.

We saw War Horse and both loved it. I couldn't recommend this movie more. I was really hesitant to see it at first because I didn't want to see a horse get hurt. Remember when I couldn't even make it through Water for Elephants? I was worried the same thing would happen while watching this movie. I'm still a little sensitive about animals since this happened. I kept asking the husband "but does the horse die?"....of course he didn't know but reassured me it would be a good movie regardless....and he was right! I did shed some tears a few times, but it was worth it. This movie is what good movies are made of. Go see it now. (If you must know if the horse dies or not, e-mail me and I'll tell you.) Oh, and the boy who plays the main character? Cutie pie.

We also saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Talk about two vastly different movies! But we both really liked it. I've read the books (and loved them) and the movie definitely did the books justice. A few things were changed, but it was still really good. The husband liked the movie too but didn't read the books. I think in order to understand what is going on you must read the book first! And beware...this movie is really long and had a few very graphic scenes. If you've read the book you know what I'm talking about. 

Lastly, we saw In Time at the discount theater. Don't waste your time on this one. Literally. It was d-u-m-b.

Have you seen any good movies lately?

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25 Responses to “Movie Love”

  1. I'm still hesitant about war horse because I almost cried at the commercial. good to know it's so good, thanks for posting about it!!
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  2. I really want to see War Horse, but like you, I was afraid to see it because I didn't want the horse to die! I cry like a big baby when animals die in movies, and I definitely don't want any awkward stares in a public theater! HAHA! Maybe I'll rent it! And I am in the middle of reading TGWTDT and I can't wait to see the movie!

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  3. I love Amanda Seyfried so that makes me sad :( & this is totally random but your pets have the cutest names!

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  4. ok, everytime I see a preview for war horse, I tell Nate we CANNOT go see that because it will make me cry! haha! but maybe I can force myself to get it together and go see it! AND I also read the girl with the dragon tatoo, but I am hesitant to see the movie because I cannot imagine watching the "end part" . . . the graphic scenes. . .(you know what I mean) . . . hmm, you think I could watch it and just close my eyes at the end??

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  5. Totally can't remember the last time I saw a movie in the theater!! I'm terrified to see war horse since pregnancy and emotional movies might be the worst decision ever. I'm terrified the horse will die and then I'll NEVER EVER stop crying!

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  6. I'm so glad you reviewed War Horse - I've been wanting to see it but scared to because I literally can't handle seeing animals get hurt. And I read Water for Elephants, but won't see the movie! I can't even watch those animal commercials where Sarah McLachlan is singing, I have to change te channel! -TupeloLove

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  7. Ok, so, my niece called me after she saw War Horse in tears! I want to see it, but, the equestrian in me cannot bring myself to do it! I forsee ugly cry in the theater, haha.

    We saw Mission Impossible over the holidays and really liked it--Tom Cruise has overcome his couch jumping days, haha

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  8. Ugh, Water for Elephants made me feel sick! War Horse looks good, I really want to see this one!

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  9. About a month ago, my husband and I had a date night and saw "The Way" with Martin Sheen and Emilio Esteves. We both LOVED it ~ such a great movie!

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  10. I can't usually see any movie featuring horses or dogs because it makes me too sad, so I don't even like watching commercials for War Horse. I'm SUCH a dork! We saw The Help and Midnight in Paris last weekend and both were very good! We also saw Take Me Home Tonight and the Season of the Witch - both NOT good.

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  11. I am COMPLETELY 100% with you on sensitivity on movies that depict animals, let alone horses. I refused to see that last Horse move Secratariat (sorry if I misspelled) I can't watch Lassie or Old Yeller without BAWLING. Although you said it was good, I still probably won't see it. Have you ever seen I am Legend starring Will Smith? I walked out after a really sad animal scene happened in that movie. My Heart just broke..

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  12. I really want to see Girl with a Dragon Tattoo! I read the books and saw the original movie...maybe this weekend! Thanks for the review!

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  13. A friend was telling us Girl with a Dragon Tattoo was really good. Must see it now! The last movie we saw was Crazy Stupid Love. Such a good movie, definitely recommend it. Even my hubby liked it!

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  14. I saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo twice; once with friends and then the hubby. I really liked it. I can't wait until The Girl Who Played With Fire comes out.

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  15. Love your blog :)
    Newest follower!

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  16. I really want to see War Horse, but Jake doesn't want to. Maybe this will help convince him! HAHA

    I also really want to see Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!!

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  17. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is on my "To Read" list..guess I better get on it so I can watch the movie!

    xo,
    Jessica

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  18. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo WAS amazing! But I do agree- you have to read the book first to fully get what's going on. And I didn't like that Celia wasn't in it the way she was in the book- it would have been more interesting and hard to figure out the killer!

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  19. I saw Mission Impossible 4 and was actually surprised at how entertaining it was! I want to see the girl with the dragon tattoo but I feel like I should read the book first!

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  20. I loved Girl with the Dragon tattoo! I read the books too.. and I think you get more out of the movie when you've read the books. And you're right about the graphic scenes, that ONE scene was awful. But LOVED the movie!

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  21. We saw War Horse after christmas, and I thought it was pretty good. I don't think I'd buy it or watch it again immediately, but it was good.

    My FB Friends list is blowing up with people who are unhappy about the scenes in Girl with a Dragon Tattoo...

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  22. Julie I saw the trailer of War Horse and totally teared up. I absolutely can't watch movies with animals as I cry the entire time... ESPECIALLY if they die. I went and saw Marley and Me with my sister and mom, and we all sobbed almost the entire time. Even though I had read the book and knew how it ended!! Ahh what a mess

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  23. Julie, thanks for the movie reviews as I have promised to take my bride to a movie. Hopefully with enough pain medicine I can sit for a couple hours in the dark with a beautiful woman and a bunch of strangers chewing popcorn and telling a rude teenager in the adjoining row to turn off his cell. We have missed this excitement for the last two seasons since my diagnosis in January of 2010. Your review and recommendation of "War Horse" sounds like a perfect vehicle for us to re-enter the world of cinematic entertainment. Thanks!

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  24. Thanks for the War Horse reccomendation! Glad to see that you're back on the Pintrest train too. Love coming to visit your blog.

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  25. I saw In Time and Girl with the dragon tattoo over break as well. I didn't mind In Time.. I thought it was an interesting concept and he is hot...so I guess I didn't mind. I just saw New Years...sorta like Valentine's Day and Love Actually....so I enjoy it.

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