Movies

Current Favorites/ Recently Watched

Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (mini-series) 2015

 

 

Action:

“X-Men” 2000 w/ Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart (“X-2” is ok, “X-3” a loss)

“X-Men: First Class” 2011 w/ James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” 2009 w/ Hugh Jackman

“Batman Begins” 2005 w/ Christian Bale and Katie Holmes

“The Dark Knight” 2008 w/ Heath Ledger and Christian Bale

“The Dark Knight Rises” 2012 w/ Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway

“The A – ‘Team” 2010 w/ Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper

“The Italian Job”  2003 w/ Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron

“Sherlock Holmes” 2009 w/ Robert Downing Jr., Jude Law

“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” 2011 w/ Robert Downing Jr., Jude Law

“Ironman” 2008 w/ Gwenyth Paltrow and Robert Downing, Jr.  ( & Iron Man 2 for Natasha +Iron Man 3)

“Thor” 2011 w/ Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins

“Thor: The Dark World” 2013

“Guardians of the Galaxy” 2014 w/ Chis Pratt, Zoe Saldana

“Ant-Man” 2015 w/ Paul Rudd

“Captain America: The First Avenger” 2011 w/ Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” 2014

“Avengers” 2012 w/ Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey

“Man from U.N.C.L.E” 2015 w/ Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, and Alicia Vikander

“Star Trek” 2009 w/ Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Paul McGillion, and Karl Urban

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” 2013

“Mask of Zorro” 1998 w/ Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones.

“The Fighting Sullivans” 1944

“Timeline” 2005 w/ Gerald Butler, Anna Friel, and Frances O’Connor

“Lone Ranger” 2013 w/ Arnie Hammer and Johnny Depp

The “Bourne” Trilogy w/ Matt Damon (Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum, 2002, 2004 and 2007 respectively)

“Shooter” 2007  w/ Mark Walhberg

“Sahara”2005  w/ Steve Zahn

“National Treasure” 2005 w/ Nicholas Cage, Justin Bartha

“National Treasure: Book of Secrets” 2007 w/ Justin Bartha

“Frequency” 2000 w/ Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviziel, and Carrie-Ann Moss

“Cellular” 2004 w/ Chris Evans, Jason Statham, Kim Basinger

“Unstoppable” 2010 w/ Chris Pine, Denzel Washington

“Saints and Soldiers” 2003

“The Island” 2005 w/ Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Sean Bean, Djimon Hounsou

“Blood Diamond” 2006 w/ Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou

Fantasy/ Fairytale:

“Tin Man” 2007 mini-series w/ Zooey Deschanel

“Alice in Wonderland” 2010 w/Johnny Dep, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska

“Alice” 2009 mini-series w/ Andrew Lee Potts, Caterina Scorsone

“Pirates of the Carribean” 2003 w/ Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightley and Johnny Depp

“Dead Man’s Chest” , “At World’s End”  and “On Stranger Tides” are passable, 2006,  2007 and 2011 respectively.

“The Mummy” 1999 w/ Brendan Frasier and Rachel Wiesz

“The Mummy Returns” 2001 w/ Brendan Frasier and Rachel Wiesz

“Lord of the Rings” trilogy 2001-2003

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” 2012 w/ Richard Armitage and Martin Freeman

(The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug 2013  +  The Hobbit: There and Back Again 2014)

“Ever After”1998  w/ Drew Barrymore, Angelica Houston, and Dougray Scott

“Stardust” 2007 w/ Claire Dane

“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” 2005 w/ Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes

“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian” 2008 w/ Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes, William Mosley and Anna Popplewell

“Arabian Nights” 2000 Hallmark w/ Dougray Scott

“Tenth Kingdom” 2000 Hallmark w/ Kimberley Williams Paisley

“Princess Bride” 1987 w/ Carl Elwiess

“Cinderella” 2015

“Anastasia” Fox/ 1998 animated feature

“Penelope” 2008 James McAvoy, Christina Ricci

“George and the Dragon” 2004 (seen Sept. 2008) James Purefoy

“Darkness Falls”  2003 w/ Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield, Lee Cormie

“Mirror, Mirror” 2012 w/ Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Sean Bean

Jack the Giant Slayer 2013

Children’s/ Family Fare:

“Letters to Juliet” 2010 w/ Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave

“Leap Year” 2010 w/ Amy Adams (unmarried couple living together)

“Race to Witch Mountain” 2009

“On A Clear Day” 2005 w/ Dominic Monaghan (seen May 2008)

“Just Like Heaven” 2005 w/ Reese Witherspoon, Jon Heder

“Rocketman” 1997 w/ Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler

“Dear Frankie” 2004 w/ Gerald Butler (Adult themes and a kiss)

“Evelyn” 2002 w/ Pierce Brosnan (Adult themes)

“I Am David” 2003 w/ Jim Caviziel (Adult themes, including gulag, death execution style)

“ Secondhand Lions” 2003 w/ Michael Caine, Robert Duvall, Haley Joel Osment

“Return to Me” 2000 w/ Minnie Driver and David Duchovny, Carroll O’ Connor, Robert Loggia

“Caddie Woodlawn” 1989 Wonderworks edition

“Little Princess” 1986 Wonderworks edition

“Iron Will” 1994

“Princess of Thieves” 2001 Disney w/ Kiera Knightley

“ Princess Caraboo” 1994 (Some more adult situations)

“The Inheritance” 1996 Focus on the Family productions

“Jane of Lantern Hill” 1990 w/ Sarah Polley

“Railway Children” 2000 BBC

“ The Treaure Seekers” 1996

Austenland 2013

“Follow the Stars Home” 2001 Hallmark w/ Kimberly Williams-Paisley

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” 2005 w/ Emily Browning

“Nanny McPhee” 2005 w/ Emma Thompson and Colin Firth (one adult-ish scene)

“Nanny McPhee Returns” 2010 w/ Ralph Fiennes, Emma Thompson and Asa Butterfield

“Spiderwick Chronicles” 2008 w/ Freddie Highmore

“Waking Ned Divine” 1998 w/ David Kelly (adult situation/ language)

“Bachelor Mother” 1939 w/ Ginger Rogers, David Niven

“It Started with Eve” 1941 w/ Deanna Durbin

“Trouble with Angels”  1966 w/ Hayley Mills, Rosalind Russell

“The Help” 2011 w/ Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain

“Secretariat” 2010 w/ Diane Lane, John Malkovich

Animated: Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, etc.

Tangled (2010)

Beauty and the Beast

Hercules

Mulan

Tarzan

Quest for Camelot

Shrek (2 and 3 are tolerable)

Madagascar (Madagascar 2 and Penguins of Madgascar)

Over the Hedge

Monster’s Inc.

Cars & Cars 2

Ratatouille

Up

The Incredibles

Brave (2012)

The Swan Princess

Spirit

Sleeping Beauty

Robin Hood

The Iron Giant

Emperor’s New Groove

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014

Big Hero 6 2014

Despicable Me


Period Films/ Dramas:

“Mansfield Park” 1999 Miramax w/ Frances O’ Connor  (The 2008 ITV version with Billie Piper is decent.)

“ The Importance of Being Earnest” 2002 w/ Colin Firth, Rupert Everett

“ An Ideal Husband” 1999 w/ Rupert Everett, Minnie Driver

“Jane Eyre” 2007 WGBH

“Bleak House” 2005 WGBH w/ Anna Maxwell-Martin, Gillian Anderson

“North & South” 2004 WGBH w/ Richard Armitrage

“Wives and Daughters” 1999 WGBH w/ Keeley Hawes, Justine Waddell

“ Our Mutual Friend” 1998 WGBH w/ Anna Friel

“ Pride & Prejudice” 1995 A&E w/ Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle

“Pride & Prejudice” 2005 w/ Kiera Knightley

“ Sense & Sensibility” 1995 w/ Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant

“Sense & Sensibility” 2008 w/ Hattie Morohan and Charity Wakefield

“Emma” 1998 Miramax w/ Gwenyth Paltrow, Jeremy Northam

“Emma” 2009 ITV/BBC w/ Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, and Johnny Lee Miller

“ Persuasion” 1995

“Persuasion” 2008 w/ Sally and Rupert

“Northanger Abbey” 2008 w/ Felicity Jones

“Nicholas Nickleby” 2002 Miramax w/ Anne Hathway

“ Anne of Green Gables” Sullivan Films 1985

“Anne of Avonlea” a.k.a. “The Sequel” Sullivan Films 1987

“Cranford” WGBH 2008 w/ Dame Judi Dench (“Return to Cranford” 2009 as well)

“Little Dorrit” WGBH 2008 w/ Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen

“King’s Speech” 2010 w/ Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush

“Lost Prince” 2003 w/ Gina McKee, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Daniel Williams ( BBC made for TV film)

“Young Victoria” 2009 w/ Emily Blunt, Paul Bettany, Rupert Friend

Religious:

“The Passion”  w/ Jim Caviziel. Director Mel Gibson

“Therese” Director Leonardo Defileppis

“The Bells of St. Mary”

‘The Reluctant Saint”

“ The Devil and Daniel Webster”

“ The Scarlet and the Black”

“ The Singing Nun” w/ Debbie Reynolds

“ Come to the Stable”

“The Gift of Love”

“Blossoms in the Dust”

“The Ultimate Gift” 2007 w/ Drew Fuller and Abigail Breslin

“Going My Way”

“ Inn of the Sixth Happiness”

“ Miracle at Marcelino”

“Miracle at Moreaux”

“ I Confess”

“ Spitfire Grill”  (adult!)

“Sophie Scholl” (English subtitles)

“Padre Pio: Miracle Man”

Upcoming Films:

 

 

 

 

Finding Dory 2015

 



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