Is it just me, or has Hollywood really gone downhill? Don’t get me wrong there is an occasional good movie out there, but for the most part it’s complete and utter trash. I can’t remember the last time I went to the movies. True, I prefer watching movies at home where I can pause them, but I haven’t even seen a movie on Netflix or released on DVD that I have the urge to see. So many movies that have looked interesting in recent history have been a huge let down. Either they have too much propaganda in them, or they are just badly written. I don’t know about you, but I watch movies and read books to be entertained. I don’t want political propaganda with social justice issues in my movies and books. And honestly, it doesn’t even matter to me if the views expressed coincide with mine; I don’t want it in my entertainment. If I did, I’d watch the news and those who know me even a little know how I am about my happy endings. I read and watch movies to escape, like I think most people do. So that said, I have made myself a list of old movies to either watch for the first time or to rewatch, and books to reread or classics to read for the first time.
Movies I’ve never seen but want to:
Casablanca -yes I know there is definitely political stuff in there, but it’s history. History doesn’t count and It doesn’t beat you over the head with it.
A Wonderful Life- I started watching this one, but need to finish it.
Breakfast at Tiffanys
Miracle on 34th Street
Movies I love and want to rewatch:
Gone with the Wind
The Sound of Music
The Happiest Millionaire
The Parent Trap (the Haley Mills version)
The Wizard of Oz
Singing in the Rain
Viva Las Vegas
It Happened at the World’s Fair
Girls, Girls, Girls
Books I love and want to re-read:
Whitney My Love And Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
The North and South trilogy by John Jakes
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Super Fudge by Judy Blume- Yup, I know it’s a kids book, but it was a good one
Paper Rose by Diana Palmer- I’ve probably reread this book more than any other book I own
Classics I want to read:
The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Conan Doyle
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer
Dracula by Bram Stoker
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
So tell me my lovely readers, what are your thoughts about new movies? Do any of you have recommendations? I’d love to hear them!