Eat. Shovel. Watch. That's what we did over the last two weekends.
1. Love Happens
The top 5 movies from storm #2 (2/10 - 2/11):
1. Couples Retreat
2. The Stepfather (2009)
3. The Time Traveler's Wife
4. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
5. Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself
At Chez Flickgrrl, Flickdaughter and Mom watched a double-bill of Legally Blonde and Down With Love. Flickgrrl and Flickspouse watched Malcolm X, the Spike Lee biopic that grows deeper and richer with every viewing. (Likewise Denzel Washington's nuanced performance as the fatherless son-turned-hustler-turned-jailbird-turned-acolyte-turned-Civil Rights activist.) While folding laundry Flickgrrl watched Cabin in the Sky (available via TCM on Demand), Vincente Minnelli's directorial debut, and one of the Best. Musicals. Ever. And while she was aware of Minnelli's influence on Spike Lee, especially in the use of color to suggest emotional mood, seeing Cabin and Malcolm in such close proximity made Flickgrrl realize how the jitterbug scenes in the Boston chapter of Malcolm X paid tribute to Minnelli's scene in Cabin where Duke Ellington and his Orchestra play "Up" and Lena Horne and Ethel Waters do their competing versions of "There's Honey in the Honeycomb."
Alexander says he caught up with Oscar contender The Hurt Locker.
What did you watch? Did you make any discoveries worth recommending?