Christmas used to be the time when you could watch a good blockbuster movie. Those days are now gone unless you have subscription movie channels. So this year I decided to buy some movies on DVD to watch, and they turned out to be really good movies that I can recommend that you watch too.
1. Batman – The Dark Knight – This is a brilliant film but the story line could have been better in my opinion. I rate the film as brilliant because of the performance of Heath Ledger as the Joker. Great special effects. The Dark Knight and Batman Begins mark the time when the Batman movie franchise moved from being kids films into the adult world.
2. Mama Mia – This is the film version of the hit Westend show and it is fantastic. Great music and a great cast of actors including Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters and Colin Firth along with many others. Mama Mia was filmed on the Greek islands of Skopolos and Skiathos and the scenery is truly breathtaking. Great music makes this film one of the films of 2008 and is what we all need to cheer us all up in times of gloom. I think I will watch this film every day – it’s that good !
3. No Country For Old Men – this film was a 4 times academy award winner and for good reason. It stars Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, and Javier Bardem plays the excellent “bad guy”. Josh Brolin stumbles across $2M in drugs money and is then persued by Bardem who plays a ruthless killer. It is tense stuff, but I was a bit confused by the ending, which let the film down a little. Highly recommended though.