03 May 2006


we watched that movie, Junebug, last night. at first, i wasn't too sure i was even going to be glad i watched it (like some movies you don't necessarily like, but you're like, "well, at least i watched it"). we've watched quite a few "indie" movies over the past few months and some have left us... unhappy. Thumbsucker, none too pleased with. The Squid and the Whale, not really independent, but "indie-like"; it was a bit tough to watch, but now that i think about it, it was quite good. Me and You and Everyone We Know, good, but not great. sometimes the awkardness is just pushed too far. Shopgirl, not a big fan. i just did not like the way it flowed or the way people acted or spoke. i'm glad i stayed to watch the end because it made it better, but i almost didn't. also, i don't think it's a good idea to limit yourself to just "indie" movies and documentaries; you'll become quite a cynical or pessimistic person. but i digress... Junebug. i really liked it. it was very "multi-faceted" (jesse's words). it really was. there were a lot of characters and it did a really good job of showing all of them and their struggles equally. and i liked the subject matter. it was a little tought to get into, but about halfway through i was hooked. and Amy Adams did just an amazing job. really. i couldn't wait to see more scenes in the movie with her. really a wonderful character. so this movie get's my high star rating of... 8.9, i think.

here is a list of the Netflixed flicks thus far:

Good Night, and Good Luck
See Spot Run
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
The Thin Blue Line
The Weather Man
Paradise Now
The Squid and the Whale
Howl's Moving Castle
Schultze Gets the Blues
A History of Violence
Blue Vinyl
Riding Giants
The Aristocrats
Reel Paradise
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Mission: Special Edition
Me and You and Everyone We Know
The Agronomist
The Interpreter
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Born Into Brothels
Red Eye
Beyond the Gates of Splendor
Lord of War
The Baxter
Hustle & Flow
The Constant Gardener
Wedding Crashers

(from most recently watched to the earliest :: 01.11.06 - 05.03.06)

Netflix rules.


scott said...

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Josh said...

ah, the old ".fart" line.

you dog.

scott said...

heeey josh... juuuust checking in...
i'm gonna need you to move your blog just alittle closer to the wall- we've got some boxes we need to store in here.. .yeaaah... thanks...

Anonymous said...

Josh, what was your thoughts and reflections on the movie "The Baxter".

Anonymous said...

That last comment was from me (that is Corey) I am at a different computer and can't remember how to log in.

scott said...

hey corey! i just watched the baxter!-
i thought it was really good, very laid back humor, like you can tell they arnt really trying hard to get the laughs, but the humor is still there in subtle ways-- like how that one guy is always wearing clothes that that make you want to say "hey... arent those girl clothes?"... ha... but i would also liken it to "meet the parents" because much of it is painful to watch- especially the part about his fiancee always making eyes at her old fling who has come back in town... i found many things in the movie that i thought really spoke to my personally...

Josh said...

i told you you'd like it, scott! i thought the subject matter was QUITE relevant.

it's good corey. like scott said, very subtle and a bit painful, but funny.

was that what you were looking for? or something deeper?

Corey said...

I've seen it and enjoyed it a lot but I'm the only one here that likes those kind of movies...I miss talking about them. I like movies I can relate too and I enjoyed what it had to say about love and relationships ohh and it was funny and creative.