Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Movies & Books Part 3

Hi. I thought I would write another entry about movies and books. Last Tuesday, I went out of town and saw the movie Rio in theatres with my sister. I thought it was really good and I'm excited for it to come out on DVD. My sister loved the movie. She had been to Brazil a few years ago as an exchange student and pointed out some of the landmarks to me.

When I was out of town, I bought a few movies: Magnolia, Howl, and Temple Grandin. I watched Magnolia on Friday and I thought it was awesome. I can't believe I didn't watch it earlier. If you haven't seen Magnolia yet, I really recommend watching it.

I watched Howl last night and I really liked it. It is about the poet Allen Ginsberg, who wrote the poem "Howl" in 1955, and about the obscenity trial that started because of the poem. I thought James Franco was great in it, and I kind of wish more people knew about this movie. It came out before the movie 127 Hours, which also starred James Franco, and got more of the attention because his performance in 127 Hours was nominated for Best Actor. I don't think his performance in Howl equals his performance in 127 Hours, but I think it's definitely one of his best.

Besides Rio, Magnolia, and Howl, the last movies I saw were Somewhere, The American President, My Cousin Vinny, Conviction, Drop Dead Gorgeous, and Becoming Jane.

Right now I'm re-reading the book City Of Thieves by David Benioff. I read it three years ago and it's one of my favorie books. I think this book would make an awesome movie. I finished reading My Booky Wook by Russell Brand a few weeks ago and I thought it was great. It's one of my favorite autobiographies.

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