Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Movies and Books

Here is a list of movies we watched and books we've read in the month of May. You might want to add some to your Netflix or summer reading list.

Movies watched

Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sissterhood

It was our second time watching it. It came on TV on a lazy day. We love Sandra Bullock, she does a pretty good job in this one. It's heavy with emotion but leaves you smiling at the end. If you loved Steel Magnolias you'll like Ya Ya

Sex and the City

We have the full DVD box set. We love the cheesy New York city fairy tale that is SATC. However, we weren't crazy about the film. It left us feeling like the feeling we got at the end of Return of the Jedi, basically not fully satisfied and longing a second film. Lucky for us the second SATC is out. We are planing on seeing it... once it's on DVD.

The Suicide Tourist

We are in favor of Assisted Suicide so we had to see this film. It tells the story of a man who is terminally ill and who chooses to transition to the after life. It is a very heavy movie but it is a must see. We cried quite a bit while watching this film. Great filmmaking very touching story.

Paranormal Activity

We don't usually get scared during scary movies... except for this one. The creepy factor was through the roof. We loved how you just didn't know what to believe in certain parts. The ending was a bit expected but it's all about the ride and not the destination on this one. Fantastic scary movie.


Books

MAYHEM - Sissela Bok

We picked this book up years ago at a thrift store and it sat on our shelf for ever never being read. In doing research for the book we are writing we decided to give it a go. It was written before 911 and it is as relevant today as when it was written in the 90s. It explores how the consumption of violence as form of entertainment may be shaping the future of America. Great read.

Red Carpet Suicide- Perez Hilton

Whether you love him or you hate him, Perez Hilton really knows his stuff. Who would have guessed when we interviewed him five years ago that he would be as big as he is today? In his first book he gives you an insider's point of view of what Hollywood today is really like. He sorta evokes pity for the stars of today. Really interesting and fun read. A nice quick read while under your umbrella at the beach