The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. My kids had seen this at school, so I think my wife and I were possibly the last two people on the planet to see this. Moving, haunting, horrifying.......not much else to say. I will also read the book at some point.
Livide Another French subtitled film, watched at the beginning of the month, while the children were still in Halloween mode. Horror genre – not the worst thing I’ve ever seen but not the best either.
Saving Mr Banks Tom Hanks again and so soon after watching Captain Phillips, but whose going to turn down free tickets? A night out for me and my better half, enjoyable and interesting but not the best film I’ve ever seen either. I thought Colin Farrell was excellent, but was he stretched in that role, maybe not.
16 Blocs You can’t beat a bit of Bruce, first viewing for me and really enjoyable. Don’t know who the other main man was, but he was pretty watchable also, even if the inflection in his voice kind of irritated by the end of the film.
Justice Nicolas Cage and Guy Pearce – who seems to have come a long way from his Aussie soap days. Only half-watched this as I was reading at the time. By the time I did pay attention it was almost over. My loss as it seemed very good.
Rush Hour Seen loads of times before, so 1 eye on the screen, 1 eye in a book.
Christmas films..............head in book time!
A Grandpa for Christmas On but ignored.
Single Santa, Seeks Mrs Claus On but ignored.
Others Yes there were, but I have banished them from my memory bank.
Mrs Miracle Not yet, but I’m worried!
As a man who prides himself as being as Christmassy as the next guy......ho ho ho and all that.......there are limits to my festive cheer. How many times can you sit through Steve Guttenburg being Mr Nice Santa before your already tenuous grip on sanity starts dissolving and your brain turns to mush? Well not many more to be truthful.
If Steve didn’t push me over the edge this year, Ernest Borgnine or Grandpa certainly had me teetering on the precipice.
With a sense of impending doom............
We haven’t seen Mrs Miracle yet this year, but I fear it’s only around the corner. At this point my threads will surely unravel totally. If I make through until January without being reduced to a drooling wreck wearing a diaper (not a pleasant thought) it will be another Christmas miracle!