Three New Movies for the Netflix Queue

Self is so excited!  She is really making progress on her HUMONGOUS Pile of Stuff!  Now she can actually see the bottom of this huge box where she stuffed everything she’s received in the mail since the start of the year!  Oh happy happy joy joy!

The latest thing self yanked out of the box was a copy of The New Yorker, the Mar. 19, 2012 issue.  Self doesn’t know how in the heck this issue got lost for so long, but never mind.  The capsule reviews in the front of the magazine all refer to movies long gone. Movies like “Friends with Kids” (Of all things, The New Yorker criticizes it for being “smug,” for not showing a “hint that other worlds and values may be beyond the city limits” BWAH HA HAAA!) and “Safe House” (Ryan Reynolds doing his best Bourne imitation; the camera-man doing his best shaky-cam Bourne action-scene imitation, self knows this because she actually saw the movie).

Anyhoo, there are three movies reviewed that self decides she will add to her Netflix queue, pronto.  And these are:

  • Margaret :  “The story concerns a headstrong private school teen-ager (played by Anna Paquin), whose innocent distraction of a bus driver leads to a fatal accident.  She seeks out and teams up with the victim’s best friend (played by Jeannie Berlin) to take practical steps to expiate her guilt.”
  • A SeparationThis review contains a wee spoiler at the end.  “We find ourselves in the crack that has opened up in an Iranian marriage; Nader (Peyman Maadi) wants things to remain as they are, while his wife, Simin (Leila Hatami), has plans to move abroad, where the living is easier.  Stuck between them is their daughter, Termeh (Sarina Farhadi), the most perceptive presence in the film.  This volatile state of affairs awaits detonation, and it arrives in the form of Razieh (Sareh Bayat), a devout woman who comes to work for the feuding couple; a string of errors and accidents sets off a shock wave of class, gender, age, faith, and death.”
  • Wanderlust:  “A messy but occasionally very funny satirical comedy about an unsettled fortyish couple, George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston), who poop out in Manhattan and wind up living in an aging-hippie love commune straight out of the sixties.  (And self thinks this is probably the first Jen Aniston movie — since “Horrible Bosses,” which —  Hey wait a minute, self!  That was Jen’s last movie!  OK, rewind:  Wanderlust is the first Jen Aniston movie self has wanted to see since Horrible Bosses.  BTW, unsettled fortyish men must always be called GEORGE)

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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