I thought we would share some of our recent movie picks and all time favorites with everyone today. The above picture is a painting by Mike Rooney of our favorite theater, the Rialto in downtown Raleigh. Cary and I LOVE movies, any kind of movie actually, comedy, drama, documentaries, animated….we just love good movies!! Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all about some movies many may not consider good such as Legally Blonde, Overboard, and The Devil Wears Prada;whereas Cary’s taste leans more towards actual award winning, thought provoking films. Whatever it is, movies are something we love to share together. It is honestly something we look forward to all week, our movie nights and we rarely even GO to the movies!
So with that being said, I thought I would share some really cool films we have watched over the past few weeks and please share some with us. We have an instant Netflix account and always love cool recommenations people have of little gems they have found online!
We watched a documentary this weekend called Fresh, recommended to us by Cary’s cousin. It was so cool because I had recently done some research on a sustainable farm in VA we would like to visit and that farmer was on this documentary. The film discusses so many problems we face today with the growing industrialization of farming. I won’t go into much detail because I believe EVERYONE should watch this movie but it will truly change your outlook on what you eat.
A film we first watched about 2 months ago has become a staple in our household now. Midnight in Paris!!! Ummmm WOW!!! Most amazing film I’ve seen in at least 10 years, I’m serious! I loved this movie and have now seen it about 5 times. The music, the fashion, the comedy, the writing…..just a wonderful, gives you chills movie! If you want a feel good, finish with a huge smile on your face movie, then RENT IT NOW!!!
Now for some films we both just LOVE. They may be older but not many people have heard of some and they were just wonderful movies. The first being The Sea Inside. This is a foreign film, so unless you speak fluent Spanish, get prepared to do a lot of reading. An amazing film, get your tissues ready! It’s the story of a paraplegic and his struggle with life. Very sad but gives such an amazing outlook on life and how precious it is. If you want to see Javier Bardem before he became famous in the U.S., then watch this movie!
Another great movie, that will make you laugh till you cry, is This Is Spinal Tap. It’s a mockumentary of a fake British band. The film follows the band while they are on tour, if you even want to call it that. This movie was written and directed by Christopher Guest who did another film that you may have heard of, Best In Show…also a great laugh.
Finally, this one may not be for everyone but check out Zach Galifianakis: Live at the Purple Onion It is mostly Zach Galifianakis’ stand up routine but there is also a fictional brother that makes appearances that are anything but boring! It’s funny, not too long, and a little strange….really great!!
So those are the movies we felt like we wanted to share with our readers! If you watch any let us know what you think. Please also share any quirky, off the wall films with us you have watched that we may not have seen. We are always searching for fun new movies!