Movies to See

Two movies I am really looking forward to seeing. They're both British films that do not have wide distribution in this, the film capital of the world. I have to drive about 20 some miles and pay $14.00 to see them, but I think they'll be worth it. Now, onto the movies.

I've been looking forward to seeing this movie since I saw a lengthy preview for it before seeing The Chorus (Les Choristes), another fabulous foreign film.  It's called Millions and is about two little boys who have lost their mother and have a chance encounter when over 200,000 Pounds (British currency) lands in their lap from a nearby train. The two boys have very different ideas on how to spend the money: one wants to buy lavish gifts, the other wants to save the world and feed the poor. It looks absolutely delightful. Click on the movie title to go to the website to view trailers and get more information.

I've only found out about this movie because I get an email update from a theater that plays independent films. It's a movie by Icon Productions (so of course I'm going to see it with that knowledge) and it's called Ladies in Lavender. It stars Judy Dench and Maggie Smith, and that's about all I need to know to see a movie; those women are two of the most tremendous actresses around. It's about two sisters who find a shipwrecked young man and begin to take care of him. Quickly they realize that he doesn't speak a word of English, rather, he speaks German. It turns out he is a Jew from Krakow bound for America but ends up in Cornwall, England.  They begin to teach him English, find out he plays a mean violin and introduce him to the town. The only problem is the movie is set in what seems to be the WWII era, which presents problems for the two women and their new house guest. I'm anxious to see it.

The only problem is that I only budget so much money for entertainment because I've found that for the most part it is an enormous waste of resource (at least with movies because there are so few good ones), and my friends are actually making me see Kingdom of Heaven this weekend. As you know from a few posts ago, I really don't want to give a dime to this movie, BUT I have found a solution thanks to tips from posters on Little Green Footballs.

Here's what you do if you really must see this pro-Muslim, revisionist history telling movie. Go to the theater, pay to see another movie (any other will probably do) then go into the Kingdom movie theater. That's what I'm doing. I'm giving my money to Hitchhiker and will sit in Kingdom of Heaven with no guilt for having supported an attempt to appease Christian/American hating groups. So, there you have it. Two movie previews and a suggestion for dodging the bullet in paying for a third. :)

Have a lovely weekend, and make sure you spoil mom rotten on Sunday!!

Posted by Portia at May 6, 2005 09:28 AM