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Conversation #19: A blast from the past – Monday Movie Review

Ever since the hubby and I ended our blockbuster subscription, we have really not watched too many movies.  Honestly, he has been so busy that we just haven’t had the time.  However, my amazing in-laws have been entertaining me during this bar exam review time, and we went to see the Sorcerer’s Apprentice on Saturday. 

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(Picture from here.)

I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.  It was exciting and thrilling, and in my opinion, I’m not sure I would take a really young child to it (maybe 10 and older…)  It kept my attention, and I don’t think that it drug on too long either.  Sometimes I think these epic type movies go on and on and on, but this ended at a nice time, and it had the most adorable bulldog in the cast, too! I definitely recommend it!

Paper-Chase

(Picture from here.)

We also recently watched The Paper Chase.  I guess this movie itself is kind of blast from the past – 1973 to be exact.  Our neighbor actually dropped it in our mailbox as a gift.  Have I mentioned that we have amazing neighbors?  We do!  It is one of the reasons why I love our house so much. 

Anyway, back on topic.  The Paper Chase follows the lives of a few first year law students at Harvard.  My husband said that it was very realistic, and that should tell you something about the law field.  My husband is in law school about 35 years after this movie was released!  I know he enjoyed it, and I think I did.  I mean movies were just filmed differently back then (partly why I think I didn’t love Annie Hall or The Graduate) but I liked it too.  You may enjoy it more if you know someone in law school, but it will definitely help you appreciate what they go through if you haven’t lived with a one.

I would cautiously recommend this.  I think it is a good movie, but just know it might not fit your taste.  It isn’t a flashy movie full of CGI affects like many today (including the above!)

Okay, that is all for my second post of the evening, but I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane to one of my old regular posts.

Comments

Cole said…
Oh, I want to see the Sorcerer's Apprentice! I'm glad you liked it. :-)
Preppy 101 said…
I really enjoyed that movie when I saw it years ago!! xoxo
d.a.r. said…
Ha! I received Paper Chase as a graduation gift from my undergrad--scared the bejeezus out of me the summer before law school. Sadly, lots about that movie still ring true!
Ashleigh said…
Glad to know good movies I need to see. I saw Australia recently which was good - a rental. I also saw Inception in the theater. Amazing. A must see.
Sarah Louise said…
I might have to borrow your idea of doing "Monday Movie Reviews" because I watch a ton of movies...

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