Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Sunday Seven - Episode #312

If you’re like me, you have a reasonable DVD collection. (Note that I said DVD, and not Blu-Ray. Sorry to disappoint all of the HD enthusiasts, but I don’t have an HD set in my house. All SD, all the time.)

And I have no plans to go through the expense of swapping everything out for the “next level” any time soon. In any case, whether you’re watching on regular DVD or Blu-Ray, this week’s question should be pretty easy.

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THIS WEEK’S QUESTION:

Name the last seven DVDs you watched in your own home.

1. Heaven Help Us - 1985: Andrew McCarthy and Patrick Dempsey are in it, as well as a whole host of other actors, but it is really funny to see Patrick Dempsey (Doctor Derrick "McDreamy" Sheperd on Grey's Anatomy) as a teenager in this film. The movie is about a group of boys going to St. Basil's Catholic school in 1965 New York.
2. You've Got Mail - 1998: Tom Hanks (one of my favourite actors) and Meg Ryan are in this charming movie about e-mailing and falling in love through AOL.

3. Kinky Boots - 2005: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Joel Edgelton are the primary characters in this wonderful movie about a man who inherits his father's shoe factory in Northampton that is failing and finds a new niche market making boots for cross-dressing blokes! It's delightful and Chiwetel is just the most wonderful character who is Simon/Lola and sings incredibly well.

4. The Dish - 2000: Sam Neill, Patrick Warburton, Roy Billing in a true story about the biggest radio dish in the Southern hemisphere in the middle of a sheep paddock that transmits the Apollo 11 Moon landing to the world. It is a wonderful movie.

5. The Black Stallion - 1979: Kelly Reno, Mickey Rooney, Teri Garr in a mostly silent movie (with the most beautiful music) about a boy stranded on a tiny deserted island off the northern African coast. They are eventually rescued and then Alec meets Henry Daily, a horse trainer, to get to a match race with two top race horses. Hoyt Axton had a small role as Alec's father.

6. The King's Speech - 2010: Geoffrey Rush and Colin Firth (also favourites of mine) are the speech therapist Lionel Logue and King George VI (Prince Bertie), the King of England who had a stammer as a child and then worked to overcome it to become King in 1936 when King Edward VIII (Prince David) stepped down to marry Wallis Simpson. This is a must-see!

7. Secondhand Lions - 2003: Michael Caine, Robert Duvall and Haley Joel Osment are three guys (well, two older men and one teen) in 1960s Texas. The two men are Walter's eccentic uncles who are supposed to have millions stashed away somewhere. The relationship that forms around these three is fun and interesting. It is a charming movie.

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1 comment:

CrystalChick said...

We finally watched The King's Speech a couple months ago. Good one!
Secondhand Lions is a terrific movie! I've seen it quite a few times.

Did your give up on the 10 day 'you' challenge? I'm down to 3 films to be posted later tonight.