Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #15


13 Movies in my Netflix Queue
1. The Dead Girl: A small close-knit community near Los Angeles is thrown into turmoil when the brutally desecrated body of a vibrant young girl is discovered in a field. A series of seemingly unrelated dramas in the lives of the town's residents ultimately converge and reveal answers to the murder itself.

2. Reign Over Me: Consumed with grief after losing his family in the World Trade Center attacks, a widower seeks help from his former college roommate , who's now a dentist. A thought-provoking look at friendship and post-Sept. 11 society in New York City.

3. Casino Royale: Film adaptation of Ian Fleming's first novel. Daniel Craig debuts as the new Bond who takes on a corrupt financier in a showdown of Texas Hold 'Em. You'll learn Bond's back story as the action-packed film takes you to the Bahamas, Madagascar and other exotic locales.

4. Deliver Us from Evil: This unsettling Oscar-nominated investigates the life of 30-year pedophile Father Oliver O'Grady and exposes the corruption inside the Catholic Church that allowed him to abuse countless children. A mix of victim stories and a disturbing interview with O'Grady provides a view into the troubled mind of the spiritual leader who moved from parish to parish gaining the trust of congregations ... all the while betraying so many.

5. Hannibal Rising: The myth of the menacing Hannibal Lecter in this terrifying prequel that attempts to trace the murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer. The film follows Lecter from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his painful sojourn in France and his final facedown with FBI agent Will Graham, leading to his eventual capture.

6. Stardust: A young man journeys to a magical world to win the heart of his true love in this charming fantasy. Tristan has promised Victoria that he'll retrieve a fallen star to secure her love. Along the way, he battles a pirate named Captain Shakespeare, an evil witch, and other assorted goblins and ghosts.

7. Superbad: (Why is this movie in my queue?) high school comedy - best buddies facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. Attempting to score alcohol for a party (believing that the babes will follow), the boys' evening quickly dissolves into chaos.

8. Little Children: The lives of several adult suburbanites, who have yet to surpass adolescence, intersect on the streets of their small town in unexpected ways. While on-the-go wife and mother Kathy is preoccupied with her career, Sarah a mother who does not know how to mother, is busy having an affair with stay-at-home dad Brad -- Kathy's husband.

9. Sleepover: As their first year of high school looms ahead, best friends Julie, Hannah, Yancy and Farrah have one last summer sleepover. Little do they know they're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Desperate to shed their nerdy status, they take part in a night-long scavenger hunt that pits them against their popular archrivals. Everything under the sun goes on -- from taking Julie's father's car to sneaking into nightclubs!

10. Flight 93: Sept. 11, 2001, was a dark day in the history of America. But amid the tragic events, many heroes emerged. This gripping drama recounts the story of the passengers of United Flight 93 and their courageous efforts to wrestle control of the hijacked plane from the terrorists before it crashed in rural Pennsylvania. Originally aired on A&E, the heart-pounding reenactment was produced in cooperation with some of the victims' family members.

11. Memoirs of a Geisha - Set in 1929, this tale follows 9-year-old Chiyo, who is sold to a Kyoto geisha house. Chiyo endures harsh treatment from the owners and head geisha Hatsumomo, who's envious of Chiyo's stunning beauty. Rescued by Hatsumomo's rival, Chiyo blooms in her role as a geisha, but World War II threatens to change her privileged life forever.

12. Something to Talk About: Grace Bichon has a career, a child and a happy marriage -- until she learns that her husband, Eddie, is having an affair. She moves in with her outspoken sister , while her mother, Georgia, and wealthy father, Wyly, side with Eddie in the conflict. But when Georgia finds that Wyly has been a philanderer too, she kicks him out and sparks a war between the sexes!

13. Door to Door: Tells the story of salesman Bill Porter, who came into contact with many people during his decades of knocking on doors. Porter, suffering from cerebral palsy, didn't allow his condition to stop him from pursuing a career, and his story touched the hearts and lives of many of his potential customers.
If you've seen any of these and have a movie review or comment, let me know! The queue can always be updated!
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17 comments:

Liza's Eyeview said...

The Memoirs of A Geisha is the only one I've seen so far on your list. I liked it. Have fun watching.

jenn said...

~Your link from the tt main page sent me to last weeks TT. You night want to change that.

The only movie on the list I have seen is Little Children. It was okay.

Adelle said...

Memoirs of a Geisha was a great movie. Quite the diverse collection you have there.
Happy T13!

Sarai said...

I have 2, 6 and 11 in my netflix waiting list as well...
I LOVED 7 in fact my hubby got it for his birthday so I could watch it again. Although it makes me not want to have children???
Have a great week.
Sarai
http://www.saraij.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Door to Door is excellent!
Well worth watching and
William Macy was fantastic in that. I could go on and on about him AND the movie.

I also liked Memoirs of a Geisha - but more for the costumes and cinematography than the movie (the book was better).

Happy TT-13!

Smiles,

Holly
http://theabundanceplace.com

feefifoto said...

Kudos to you for the correct use, and spelling, of "queue".

Jenn said...

I haven't seen many of those movies. We used to watch so many but since having kids we hardly see any at all anymore. I did see Casino Royale at the theatre though and loved it!

Kerith Collins said...

i can't wait to see super bad...i love those kinds of movies...you would think I would grow out of them

thrivingat30 said...

I've seen 3,7,11, and 12. They're all good in my opinion. We just rented Superbad this past weekend. And yes, it's really superbad, but you can't help but laugh at some parts.

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Zenmomma said...

Some of these are new to me. I'll have to check them out. I love Netflix!

Nicholas said...

How many items do you have in your Netflix queue? I have over 200, but not a single one of those I'm afraid.

Michelle said...

I've heard that Superbad is a hoot!! There are many on your queue that are on mine as well, and you've got some that are new to me. I haven't seen a single one of these on your list!

Nissa said...

I didn't realize Superbad was out on video! I'm putting it my Netflix queue right away!

Hope you had a happy T13!

Oh, and I accidentally linked to Thankful Thursday instead of here.. It's early & I haven't had my coffee yet! :)

fullbodytransplant said...

Stardust is wonderful, enjoy.

The Rock Chick said...

The only one of those I've seen is Flight 93. It was awesome!!

Happy TT
Jessica The Rock Chick

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I loved Memoirs! Both the movie and the book; both had great merits.

I don't think I have ANY of your others in my own queue, but I've got over 300 listed and who knows what's on there!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Holy smoke, I just realized how close we are -- I'm outside of Pittsburgh!

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