I have been falling behind a bit but I am in the middle of 7 Birthdays! It is birthday month madness here and, include Mother's Day,...it's just nuts. Last week was my hubby's niece's birthday on the 17th, my niece on the 18th, I had company on the weekend followed by a friend's step son's birthday on the 22nd. Today (May 25th) is my hubby's birthday and mine is next week. That's right....there are 2 Gemini's in the house which means there are at least 4 people in the house at any given moment. Anyway, this week, at Wandering Through The Shelves, we pick 3 movies about the Internet...not my favourite topic but I could still pick 3.... (oh the other 2 birthdays are my dear friend who celebrated her day on the 14th and her daughter which is on the 29th)
1. THE NET-1995
I saw this film when it came out and thought it was quite good and entertaining. It's nothing to say Oscar, Oscar, but it is a good thriller. A poor lass with no friends and a mom with Alzheimer's, works with computers. A fellow co-worker who she talks to online, decides to meet up with her and he sends her something on a chip or whatever (I am more interested in the thriller aspect) to keep. He dies, on route to see her, in a plane "accident'. She takes a vacation to Mexico, meets up with a charming guy who tries to kill her for this computer thingy. She escapes but wakes up 3 days later with her complete identity erased! She must now outwit the mastermind terrorists and get her identity back. It's a fun film even though it's a thriller.
2. YOU'VE GOT MAIL-1998
This film is based on the classic, "The Shop Around The Corner" with James Stewart, that was later remade as a musical with Judy Garland called, "In the Good Ole Summertime". The update is about 2 dueling bookstore owners, one owns a huge bookstore chain like Chapters (Tom Hanks) while the other is a small children's bookstore that is independent (Meg Ryan). They dislike each other and the bigger store is trying to oust the smaller bookstore but, unbeknownst to both, they are secretly falling in love with each other via the internet! They talk to each other through the use of the computer and we see how things grow from there. this is a pleasant romantic comedy that Meg Ryan is famous for (before she ruined her face with Botox and whatever else...now she looks more like The Joker).
3. SOCIAL NETWORK-2010
Sigh...I am expecting this one to get lots of love this week...but not from me. Yes, it won tons of awards and is ranked highly among many critics and fans alike but I found this film boring and rather irritating. I can't stand Jesse Eisenberg and he would be on my list of the top 10 who need to be bitchslapped:). The film is about how Facebook was first formed in college after a girl dumped her boyfriend, played by Eisenberg, and how he developed something to vent which turned into Facebook. Other young boys got into developing Facebook including the guy who started Napster (played by Justin Timberlake whom I liked in this film). Don't go by me and see this film to make your own assessment but I found it was over-hyped since I am on the "Who cares" list about facebook even though I am on facebook and have a total of 40 "friends"...hahahaaaaa
Which films would you pick?