Monday, December 04, 2006

Two Excellent Period Pieces













This weekend, when the temp. dropped below 50 degrees we decided to go to the movies twice.

We saw the film with Helen Mirren about Queen Elizabeth during the week following the Death of Princess Diana. It was a great film that captured both the mood of the tragedy and the institution of the Royal Family. It was perfect. Every character was believable and no one over acted or pushed some hidden agenda. I give it 5 stars.

On Sunday we went to see The Nativity. It was also great. It was not too ambitious and it lacked the goofiness of movies produced by Christian organizations. I give it 4 stars. I thought Joseph was a little too young and attractive. Also I thought some of the Magi scenes had a touch of Harry Potter mysticism that was unnecessary. I recommend to MP that she take her Missionettes to see it. But, of course, like any Christian movie it is mired in controversy. You see, the sixteen year old star that plays Mary (Kiesha Castle-Hughes) was pregnant out of wedlock during the filming. It was a great Christmas movie that should be viewed in the theatre on the big screen, not some time in March when the DVD comes out.

8 comments:

Aunt Dot said...

Seems you are interested in some of the movies that I, also, am interested in:-)

I really like the girl in the second movie. Did you see *Whale Rider*? It was so awesome. That is really too bad about her getting pregnant like that and according to People Mazazine (oops!) she is "happy about it":-( !!!

My never-to-be-too-humble opinion is that children need loving parents (both) that can raise them... Darn that Hollywood!! Actually, she is not so Hollywood -- as she is born and raised in New Zealand and still lives there, I think, but anyway...

Helen M. is awesome, no? Did you see her in *Calendar Girls* -- what a cutie:-)

Babba-Gi said...

Yep, I saw Whale Rider. I liked Helen Merrin in Gosford Park. If you haven't seen it get it from Net-Flix.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reviews, Babba. Not often we have back-to-back movies worth going to. M-

Aunt Dot said...

Yes, I saw Gosford Park. Saw it with my sister once, and then went again (this is two times to the theatre) to take Frank. It was alot easier the second time, believe me. And I could hint a bit to Frank (he needed it) to help him get through the first part.

Aunt Dot said...

BTW, Frank won't go *near* period pieces....

Anonymous said...

Why? M-

Anonymous said...

Cuz period pieces are booooring.

u.f. said...

That last comment was me, UF.