Sunday, June 26, 2011

3 Movies Worth Watching: Media Mayhem Blog Hop

This is day two of RJR Daydreamer's Media Mayhem blog hop, which means it's time to talk about movies. Specifically, I'll tell you about three movies I feel are worth watching.

Cold Comfort Farm
Cold Comfort Farm stars Kate Beckinsale as a young woman who moves in with some eccentric relatives. There are several memorable quotes in this movie, and they're repeated so often that you can say them right along with the characters. My favorite is, "There's always been Starkadders at Cold Comfort Farm," which involves a bit of action in addition to those eight words. Check out this PG-rated movie and you'll see what I mean.

Dick
Set during Nixon's tenure in the Oval Office, Dick stars Michelle Williams and Kirsten Dunst as teenagers who get caught up in the Watergate scandal. Rated PG-13, this is the funniest movie I've ever seen about Watergate.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko is in a class by itself. Dark, moody, and filled with '80s music, this is a movie most people either love or hate. I think it's great, but it's definitely not for everyone. As for the music, it includes some fantastic songs such as "Head Over Heels" and "The Killing Moon" (the director's cut substitutes "Never Tear Us Apart" for the latter). Jake Gyllenhaal has the title role in this R-rated cult classic.

6 comments:

Nina Powers said...

I haven't seen the first movie, but will put it on my list.
As for "Dick" - a totally hilarious movie. My friend was an extra in that movie, she reaches for a magazine at the magazine stand. So I've made a point of watching it quite a few times. It's such a nice no-brainer comedy.
Donnie Darko was definitely a Dark and Twisty movie, totally in my field of mind-screwing madness!

RJR said...

Oh my, another set of three movie's I have seen non of. The next visit to the DVD rental will be so easy with all these recommendations !

Amber said...

I also have not seen any of these. Lot's to catch up on.

mybabyjohn said...

I'm beginning to wonder if I live on a whole other planet. I haven't seen any of these either.
Thanks for dropping in on thefeatherednest.

Lisa said...

Wow, I haven't seen any of these, and I didn't know they'd made Cold Comfort Farm into a movie! I can't wait to check it out!

Tara Tyler said...

ooo, donnie darko! johnny depp =)
great movie. nice mix of movies!