Thursday, May 12, 2016
A to Z Reflections and Thursday Movie Picks
I survived! I have to say I felt bad because I fell behind and tried to comment on some people's blogs and couldn't. When someone left me a comment, I tried to return the favour but in some instances, I fell behind or I couldn't locate them. I was getting twisted into knots because I didn't want to be perceived as a jerkess but there is only so much time in a day. In the end I came to the conclusion...this is supposed to be fun! Enjoy reading all the comments, reading what other people chose for a theme(or non theme) and don't sweat it. I decided to take that approach and I felt better. I still will go back and visit others because I couldn't get it all done but I hope you do not think ill of me. We all know the pros and cons so we just have to think more about the pros and how enjoyable this challenge is. If anyone wants to check out the A to Z just click here. Here's to next year! Now on to Thursday movie picks...
This week is a toughie for me....Spanish films. I have not seen a lot of foreign films so I have 2 that I have seen and one that I want to see (plus more...there is always more:)) If you wish to see what the others have picked, head on over to the host, Wandering Through The Shelves. Here are my 2 picks plus one I want to see...
1. ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER-1999
I saw this way back then and enjoyed it quite a bit because it is about mothers and since, we just celebrated Mother's day, why not pick this film. It is not your normal everyday drama-comedy. There are a few comedic bits but also some very sad and moving scenes as well. A woman has a teenage son who ends up being killed in a traffic accident. After his heart is donated, she continues to travel to Barcelona to tell the father about the son he never knew he had. The father is a transvestite and she meets up with him eventually along with a pregnant nun and another transvestite. This film has so much love and showcases different types of a mother's love. It is well worth seeing.
2. PAN'S LABYRINTH-2006
This is a film I love..it has fantasy, horror ( not the typical horror which I don't care for), war, imagination..it is brilliant. A young girl, travels with her pregnant mom to her new home-her cruel and nasty step father's home during World War 2. She enters a maze and finds a magical being who tells her she must do 3 tasks that are dangerous but the reward would be to be the Princess she was born to be. I was so taken with this film, with the amazing art direction and special effects and make-up. It is one of the most beautiful films even when it is scary and worth to see at least once.
Cheating!! I have not seen this film but would love to. I know it is about a young woman who sees her dead mother and it goes from there but I don't know much more so I will see it one day.
Have you seen any of these films? Are there any others? Hope you enjoyed my A to Z theme. Have a great day:)