Sunday, December 7, 2008

December Movie Reviews

You all know that I'm a huge movie buff. After being in the book business for so many years, I can't pick up a book without seeing craft and all the other work that goes into the story. So, for entertainment I go to movies. A lot of movies. Once a month I like to review one or two that I have seen. December is always stuffed full of releases-gearing up for awards or just plain family fun. So this month I'm reviewing two very different movies.


Okay, truth? I picked this movie so that I could post a picture of Hugh Jackman on my blog.
Plus the movie was big fun. I enjoy Nicole Kidman as well. This movie is cheeky fun with romance as its core. (As a romance author, I could not resist.) Still there is enough action and adventure for the guys. Australia made me smile and had just enough emotion to keep you going. I plan on buying the DVD when it comes out. In these economic times you need a little fun in your life.

My second movie pick is The Boy in The Striped Pajamas.

IMO this movie is Oscar worthy. The review I read before I went said it was a good family film-um- NO- unless your kids are 13 or older, then take them. It is a great discussion tool. This movie is poignant and spot on. The acting is superb. The characters fleshed out with actual arcs that take your breath away. All from the spot on point-of-view of an 8-year-old boy. Innocence in a world of madness. See this one if you love good film making, wonderful acting and a story line that does not back down.


Pamala Knight said...

Oh Nancy! Thanks for the reviews. Both of those movies are on my list to see. I too, am in mad infatuation with Hugh, and think it's wonderful that he's been married to the same woman for more than a decade. That's romantic to me, lol.

And thanks for the heads up on Boy in the Striped Pajamas. That review you mentioned reminds me of one that I read a while ago about the movie, Rabbit Proof Fence. My oldest son was traumatized by the abandonment and kept asking 'but what happened to Daisy, Mama?' So, lesson learned.

Happy Holidays to you.

Nancy J. Parra said...

Thanks, Pamala,

Happy holidays!