Hey everyone! My week has actually been pretty good. Yesterday, I finally got my full driver's license (because Canada has 3 levels of a driver license... it's stupid). As well, my husband and I are leaving to go camping this afternoon! This is the first time I'll be going camping where it isn't a church thing. It's just me and husband, and I'm looking forward to it!
Yesterday, I continued my endeavor of watching through David Fincher's filmography and watched Panic Room yesterday. I actually did quite like it, though it's almost a little strange to think of as a Fincher film. It just seemed pretty standard and mainstream for Fincher. Especially since this came out after both Fight Club and Seven. It was just pretty straight forward. It still made for a pretty decent film though. As with all of Fincher's films, there are some good performances here. Kristen Stewart was quite good as Jodie Foster's daughter, and Jodie Foster herself was good. She works well with this genre (which is why she must do it so often). Jared Leto was good, as was Forest Whitaker. While the film did do a good job of having smart and strong women (as most Fincher films do), things were still, for the most part, pretty predictable. It was well paced and had some great tense moments, but it's definitely not quite as good as some of his other films.
My husband and I are now on season 5 of Mad Men. It took a while, but I've gotten hooked now. I've been slowly exposed to spoilers, but still looking forward to watching each time we throw an episode on. While I don't really understand why it's as big of a deal as people think it is, it's still an incredibly well done and poignant show.
Also, how cool is it that Canadian Netflix has all four of my top 4 movies of last year? Yes, Canadian Netflix now has Whiplash, Nightcrawler, Gone Girl and the Grand Budapest Hotel. They also have my number 6, Boyhood. Definitely very exciting, especially since these films are just so darn good. Kudos on Canada for acquiring some great films. While I know a lot of people rag on Canada for not having great selection compared to the US, we have been getting some pretty good (and critically acclaimed) recent films, so I really can't complain.
So have you guys heard of the movie Captive starring David Oyelowo and Kate Mara? I only mention this because it's another Christian-themed film to come out this September. While the film looks predictable and kind of cheesy (though it is based on a true story), I'm glad some bigger actors and studios involved. While it probably won't be the best movie ever made, it's definitely a step in the right direction to maybe, finally, seeing some Christian representation in film. Check the trailer out