Everybody’s Chattin’ – Reviews Edition

Happy Friday, friends!

Here in the USA, we celebrate Veterans Day. Just a quick history on what Veteran’s day is about:

  • 1919 – President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day to remind Americans of the tragedies of war.
  • 1938 – The day becomes a federal holiday.
  • 1954 – Congress changes the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all United States Veterans.

With that, I just want to briefly say a huge THANK YOU to those who have served this great country. Freedom definitely is not free…

Now for the Everybody’s Chattin’ series today, I’m selecting five reviews of movies I have not seen yet. So here we go:

  • Tom Bielby @ Front Room Cinema did a review of Awakening. It’s a ghost story set in 1920s England. I like the cast of Rebecca Hall, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton, and despite my distaste for spooky flicks, this one looks pretty good!
  • Sometimes reading a review of an older epic film gave you a whole new appreciation for it. That’s what happened when I read Nostra’s review of Schindler’s List at My Film Views.
  • Rich at Wide Screen World is taking part in the French New Wave Week, and his latest review is on François Truffaut’s celebrated 400 Blows. I haven’t seen the film myself, and his review makes me curious to check it out.
  • Despite all the buzz and overwhelmingly positive reviews of Drive, Russell from 1:37 Exactly just couldn’t bring himself to love it. He explained why in his well-written review.
  • I’m kind of hitting a few birds with one stone with this one as my pal Terrence a.k.a The Scarlet Sp1der have compiled ten movie reviews, including The Rum Diary, Tower Heist, etc. that he deemed worth checking out.
  • Bonus TV review: My pal Novia at Polychrome Interest just gave an in-depth look into HBO’s miniseries Game of Thrones, a series I’ve been meaning to check out. I totally feel her reluctance about watching it, which I also share given my upbringing.

Now, before you saunter off to check these great posts though, please do share what your weekend viewing plans. I’m hoping to see Immortals this weekend and perhaps have some time to check out more Gregory Peck films 😀