Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Have You Seen A Good Movie, Lately?

I took Marie and Josh to see "Batman Begins" on Sunday and really enjoyed it. Of course, I am a Batman fan from way back and I was very interested to see how the movie would explain the story of how he came to be. The story did a good job of explaining that with Liam Neeson and the mysterious League Of Shadows.

Remember the line in the first Michael Keaton "Batman" movie. Jack Nicholson said it, as The Joker, "Where does he get all those wonderful toys?" Now we know that it was Luscious Fox, played by Morgan Freeman.

Also look for a good turn from Michael Caine as the trusty Wayne butler Alfred.

On DVD, check out "Beyond The Sea," written, directed, and starring Kevin Spacey as Bobby Darin. Spacey did all his own singing and certainly looks like Darin. The movie is a sort of love letter to Bobby, who died while undergoing heart surgery in 1973. It does not dwell, heavily, on Darin's shortcomings, but it does give you some insight into his life, both as a child and as an adult, including his marriage to Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth).

I have always been a fan of Darin's, but I never knew that, late in his life, he became a big-time protester of the war in Viet Nam and wrote a number of protest songs.

I highly recommend both.


Blogger Mary J. Black said...

Ok I know this is not a movie out in the theaters or on DVD however I've been enjoying Steven Spielberg's "Into the West". I know that it is receiving a lot of negative reviews but in my opinion if you are a history buff (like me) you will enjoy it. And it's unlike a Spielberg project in the fact that the stories sometimes are out of sync with each other. I do love watching the different scenery and the acting so far as been spectacular.

6/30/2005 11:58:00 PM  

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