watching movies

Since I’ve had so much sewing time this month (working on goods for Crafty Bastards) I’ve been watching a lot of movies on dvd & Netflix instant streaming (and sometimes the free Amazon prime streaming when I can’t find something on Netflix). I thought I’d share some favorites with you in case you have some tv/handiwork times of your own.
Harold and Maude My friend Katie first gave me a copy of this movie years ago when she couldn’t believe I had never seen it (and she happened to own two copies!) It does appear to be free to stream with Amazon Prime memberships, but it’s not on Netflix instant right now. It’s a wonderful unconventional love story!
Mermaids This title is on Netflix instant, go and watch it right away! I was on a Winona kick and realized I had never seen this film. I loved it all! The story is so cute, everyone has really fun quirks, the house interiors, clothing, and cars are all amazing. I’ll be watching it again soon.
Besides these gems I’ve re-watched some movies I’ve seen before like Heathers, Bottle Rocket, and Me and You and Everyone We Know (all on Netflix)
I have a growing list of subtitled films that I just cannot possibly watch while I sew, but I am tucking them away for a day I can kick back and do nothing but read…
Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Las Malas Intenciones – The Bad Intentions
My Scary Girl
I’d love to hear any of your suggestions, especially if you have favorites that are on Netflix or Amazon Prime streaming :)

let’s all go to the lobby..

I kept meaning to make a post about some movies (and one show) that we watched and then Christmas was here, and all my posts were holiday related, yadda yadda. I’ve got a free moment and wanted to talk about these things before I forget again…
From left to right…
Sound of My Voice– I heard an interview on NPR and was intrigued, and I really loved this movie. If you want a film that you are going to be thinking about days, weeks, and possibly months later, try this one. We actually saw this one a few months ago and I still will find myself wondering about it. I don’t want to give anything away but the movie is about a a boyfriend & girlfriend who decide to expose a cult leader named Maggie (she did the NPR interview) who says she is from the future. If you watch it I would love to know what you think.
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World– Tom and I actually watched this movie on 12/21 because what else seems more appropriate when it’s the end of the world? We loved it! Steve Carell is lovely. I personally have a super huge place in my heart for movies where a “funny guy” play something a little less type-cast. Movies like Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and Will Ferrel in Stranger Than Fiction.
and last but not least The Killing: Season One-We actually watched this first season of this show on Netflix instant. I highly recommend it, it was great (think Twin Peaks without David Lynch, no soap opera style drama, no bear claws, and expect to cry…and don’t get me wrong I’m a Twin Peaks fan for life!) We watched season one & two, and that’s all there is. But they do finish the series out right, you will indeed find out who killed Rosie Larsen. I wanted to keep watching, but I also didn’t want it to end..Sarah Linden is my favorite. Now I’d like the watch the Danish tv series Forbrydelsen which it was based on.
That’s about it movie and show wise…I did go and see Les Miserables with my sister,and the family and I saw The Hobbit and Wreck It Ralph in the theater, but I think that’s it for the past few months. I’d love to have some reccomendations too. We are eagerly awaiting season three of Boardwalk Empire. I’ll have some books I’ve read over the past couple months to share with you soon, and I’ll be back with some photos of the sewing goods i’ve been stitching soon.

Sunday Links – Movie List

Today I thought I’d share with you my current list of movies I want to watch…..

The Hedgehog (Le hérisson) Paloma is a serious and highly articulate but deeply bored 11-year-old who has decided to kill herself on her 12th birthday. Fascinated by art and philosophy, she questions and documents her life and immediate circle, drawing trenchant and often hilarious observations on the world around her. But as her appointment with death approaches, Paloma finally meets some kindred spirits in her building’s grumpy janitor and an enigmatic, elegant neighbor, both of whom inspire Paloma to question her rather pessimistic outlook on life.
The Double Life of Veronique (La Double Vie de Véronique) The Double Life of Véronique is the story of two young women who are — in some mysterious and irresolvable way — the same woman leading two different yet interconnected lives.

Ink As the light fades and the city goes to sleep, two forces emerge. They are invisible except for the power they exert over us in our sleep, battling for our souls through dreams.
Mouth To Mouth A disillusioned young girl looking to carve her own path in life and live on her own terms hits the road with a volatile collection of radical revolutionaries in director Alison Murray’s uncompromising coming-of-age road film. Sherry (Ellen Page) is a teenage contradiction of sorts; she wants to be accepted but she doesn’t want to sacrifice her fierce individualism.

All of these films have been out for a few years or so and a few are on Netflix’s instant streaming (always a plus!)