Movies & TV Watched

This list will no doubt be longer than my list of books:

  • Pride and Prejudice (BBC Mini-series 1995) — comfort viewing for 5 hours and 27 minutes
  • The Man in the High Castle (Season 1 2015) — scary, somewhat flawed, but totally engrossing
  • Frances Ha (2012) — if you liked While We’re Young, you’ll like this too.  I enjoyed it.
  • Grease: Live (2016) — Cute and nicely designed, but a little lifeless for my taste.
  • Bridge of Spies (2015) — not sure on the level of truth, but the movie was really good and engrossing
  • About a Boy (2002) — Good family viewing
  • Super Bowl 50 — So excited that Denver won!  And yet so sad there is no more football to watch now that I am much more homebound.
  • License to Wed (2007) — Came across it while scanning the Guide and thought how could it be bad with such a cute cast.  Ugh, now I know why I’d never heard of it.  Skip this one.
  • Madoff (2016) — Interesting although highly abridged version of the Bernie Madoff story.  I watched all 4 episodes so clearly it was engrossing and Richard Dryefuss was great.
  • The People vs. OJ Simpson (2016) — This mini-series is 10 episodes and only 3 have aired so far.
  • Room (2015) — I am trying to fill in the gaps before the Oscars air so I rented this.  It was better than I expected and I can see that Brie Larson deserves the nomination.
  • 11.22.63 (2016) — Amazing Stephen King book turned into a mini-series.  So far (2 episodes in) so good.  Not as amazing as the book, but that almost never happens anyway.
  • Spotlight (2015) — This was so good.  Although I doubt it can win best picture, I will be rooting for Mark Ruffalo to win best supporting actor.
  • The Big Short (2015) — I think I need to read this book.  The movie was really good, but it felt like a lot of stuff was still glossed over.  You couldn’t ask for a better cast.  It is disappointing to not see more women in such a smart film, but the white male factor does accurately reflect Wall St.  Sadly.
  • The 88th Academy Awards (2016) — I kind of feel like I deserve an award because I watched this until the very end.  I was disappointed that Mark Ruffalo didn’t win, but the payoff was that Spotlight actually won Best Picture despite everyone thinking it was going to be The Revenant.
  • Love (2016)– I’m in the middle of this new Netflix series and I’m enjoying it.  If I didn’t feel it was inappropriate for Zoe, I’d have watched it all by now.
  • House of Cards (Season 4 2016) — I’m in the middle of season 4 as well.  Timing for this is perfect with election season in full throttle.
  • NCAA Basketball — I’ve never had so much time to watch.  Unfortunately the UConn men’s team lost tonight, but the women are still going strong
  • Blackfish (2013) — I have been meaning to watch this.  It is very compelling and I will never go to Seaworld again.