Top 4 Movie Picks Over Break
A few of my favorite movies to watch over break.
Last year's Snowmageddon converted my husband and I to Netflix. Although the most recent movies aren't always up for grabs on instant demand, there are a wide variety of options. And it's just so easy.
I'm a huge movie fan and can hardly stay within one genre, so there's an animation, documentary, period piece, sci-fi and oldie-but-goodie. Here are some of my favorites that are available:
"The Secret of Kells": This was put together by Cartoon Saloon of Ireland. The movie tells the story of the book of Kells and all in the artistic style of the insular manuscripts. You can also check out one of their intriguing short films "From Darkness" on YouTube.
"Objectified": After spending a lot of time shopping in Ikea recently it's fascinating to see the world that creates art for the masses. The chair isn't just an object, some artist (with an agenda!) had a hand in fashioning it. Gary Hustwit directs this documentary as well as the equally captivating, "Helvetica."
"North and South": A period piece and beautifully shot. There is a lovely scene within a cotton factory that looks like a gentle snowfall, capturing beauty in a death trap. The story is a bit melodramatic: the usual pensive man love sick for the strong minded female lead, but I like it anyway. If you like "Wives and Daughters" and everything Austen you'll like this.
"Firefly": A western sci-fi, what's not to like? My husband and I enjoyed this show so much we also got hooked on "The Dollhouse". Joss Wheadon is able to combine genres well and through interesting characters weave a thought provoking narrative. That's a winning combo you don't often get from a T.V. show.