Worth 90+ minutes of your life

I got a Measles-Mumps-Rubella booster shot today (fun!) to make sure all my immunizations are up to date, then came home, played stick-tug-of-war in the park with the dog (I won!), ate lunch, and skyped with my parents who have (inadvertently – according to them, their sat-nav doesn’t indicate European borders) wound up in the Netherlands.

Now it’s after 3 and I’m sitting down to write, but I’m feeling a little tired and hot – an after-effect of being injected with 3 super-fun diseases? Perhaps.  Either way, all I’m feeling up to right now is jotting some notes… and maybe making a quick list post.  Yeah list post!

Let’s talk about movies.  As a film major I am almost ridiculously well qualified to do this.  You are in good hands.

In the theatre:

Inception

Inception

We saw Inception on Saturday, and thought it was pretty well done.  We only had a couple of complaints that aren’t worth getting into, and Jason Kottke, of kottke.org, pointed out another one for me today – but over all I’d say worth the trek, and your $12.50.

Babies

Babies

You might have to go a little further afield than your local Galaxy to catch this one, but Babies is another good choice if you feel in the need of a reality check, but are tired of preachy docs – this catches the kids before they can even talk, so you’re golden.

How to Train your Dragon

How to Train your Dragon

If you can still find this in a theatre, also well worth it – especially in 3D because of the flying scenes.  Anything with flying + 3D will have me in the theatre, guaranteed.  Also, Jay Baruchel is just as adorable now as he was in My Hometown, not to date myself or anything.  Does anyone else miss Ready or Not?

In our living room

We get our DVD rentals in the mail from Zip.ca.  We’ve been doing this for a few years now and have nothing but good things to say about the service – especially now that they seem to have resolved their web server issues.  Some Zip missives we’ve received lately that we’ve enjoyed:

Paper Heart

Paper Heart

Paper Heart: This did not make me like Michael Cera any more than I do – I’m waiting for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World to do that.  It did kind of make me want to be best friends with Charlyne Yi though, or at least hang out at the same house parties as her.

Saving Grace

Saving Grace

This one actually just arrived in the mail, but we’ve both seen it before, and just felt a need for a refresher.  Brilliant comedy, plus I’m a sucker for an elegant title…

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday

I personally believe you shouldn’t go more than a few years without reintroducing a little Audrey into your life.  Roman Holiday is always just as charming as the first time you saw it.  Aren’t you all just so glad that they had the good sense to immortalize Gregory Peck on celluloid?  Did you know he also has an acting grandson?  Yeppers.  If the last name didn’t tip you off, the eyebrows would’ve.

The Answer Man

The Answer Man

The Answer Man: a bit trite? Perhaps. But all the same, exactly what it says on the box, and a strong enough cast to make it worth your while.  You know you love Jeff Daniels, and Olivia Thirlby dressed up as a giant spine doesn’t hurt either.

I think that’s about it for now don’t you?  Yes you do.

Have suggestions for our Zip List? Leave’em in comments!

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