Saturday, September 20, 2008

I Can't Wait

Go out and see the "Secret Life of Bees" starring, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys when it comes out in theaters on October 17th.
So I am really excited about seeing this movie. This is one of my favorite books. I hope they stay true to the story line. The trailer looks good so far.
Recently I watched "Imitation of Life", I use to say this was the most profound movie I ever had ever seen. This time it didn't seem as intense as it did years ago. It didn't seem to have the Umpf it did when I saw it for the first time.
I love watching movies and my favorites nowadays change often. My favorite is usually the last one I just saw. Although there are those that will stick with me for a lifetime. I can say that Color Purple, Crash, Spender in the Grass, Love Jones, A Beautiful Mind, The Great Debaters, Waiting to Exhale,The Matrix, Kapax, Beaches and Malcom X are just a few of my favorites. What are some of your all time favorite movies?


Virtuous said...

That was my 1st time seeing the trailer and YES! I will be front row and center when it comes out!!

Funny you are speaking about your favorite movies and I just started a DVD swap with my knitting group! :o)

Chelette said...

Sister, I am excited about this movie too. I saw the trailer last week when I went to see TP's movie, A Family that Preys together which was a great movie.

I am surprised you forgot our all time favorite movie. .Imitation of Life. I will never forget the first time we watched that movie together can you say CROCIDILE TEARS!


Chelette said...

Reading is Fundamental.. I had a few margaritas tonight so I missed your mention of Imitation of Life... I knew you could not FORGET.

jennifer said...

Favorite movies: "I Know Where I'm Going" 1947 british
Local Hero early 80s.

Both about Scotland.

Color Purple is fabulous.

cici said...

Sorry folks, I wanted to put links to the movies.. but somehow because of the video I could not.

...@ vrtuous, swap.. I should check that out, cause we have a slew of DVD sitting around.

@caj..girl I want you to watch Imatation of Life again and tell me if it was as intense for you. That's what i'm talking about my early rememberances of it was such a tear jerker, maybe I saw it to many times. I like the newer version over the 1939 version. I watched them both last week.

@Jennifer, is this movie available on DVD? I'd be interested.

twogymratsmomnknitter2 said...

Thanks for sharing this trailer. I love Carmen Jones, Imitation of Life, Love Jones, Imitation of Mildred Pierce, The Pursuit of Happyness, Dreamgirls, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, A Time To Kill, A Raisin In The Sun (the original version), The Women (the original version), I love a good drama but must admit that I cry during most of these movies.

Lynn said...

Wow that looks like an intense movie! I have to say Dakota Fanning is really starting to grow up, but she seems to stay grounded. And Jennifer Hudson is definitely making a name for herself WAY past American Idol. The movies you listed are really good, but they are intense. And they are more along the lines my DH likes, esp A Beautiful Mind and The Matrix.

Shameka said...

I am definately going to see this movie. Now, I have to go find the book to read it first. Oh, there goes my knitting time. Hehe!!!

Soo said...

Oh - I didn't realise they were making the book into a film! Yippee! I loved the book and can't wait for the movie.

Karin said...

I loved the Secret Lives of Bees and can't wait for the movie to come out. The cast is amazing and I'm sure it will be a great movie.


Lailah-Alease said...

Some of my favorites are Crooklyn, What's Love Got To Do With It, Jackson 5:The American Dream, Color Purple,TP's Family Reunion,and Sparkle(thanks to LJ).

Nik said...

I'm excited about the movie too. I read the book a couple of years ago, and was surprised that it was one i liked.

Ava said...

Haven't read the Secret Life of Bees - should I read it before seeing the movie?

My faves are The Godfather I & II, The Red Violin (Sam Jackson was great in this movie - he really showed his range), the remake of Thomas Crowne Affair, Reds, The American President, and The Tamarind Seed.

Don said...

It's always a good thing watching a good movie after having read the good book, made into a movie.

Some of my favorites films are The Color Purple, Carlito's Way, Heat, Scent of A Woman, The Shawshank Redemption, Love & Basketball, Ghost, The Notebook, Blues Brothers, Antwoine Fisher, X, Love Jones, Full Metal Jacket, Pulp Fiction, so many.

cici said...

@twogymratsmomnknitter2..I forgot about A Rasin in the Sun...a classic

@Lynn... Dakota Fanning has been in tons a movies already and she's a teenager

@shameka.. I am sure the book has rose to the top best sellers list because of this movie

@soo... I also can't wait. I am glad I just found out about it, so I haven't had to wait too long

@karin.. ditto

@lailah-alease... yeah I know let turned you on to sparkle, now you will have to share it with lailah one day

@nik.,,, I rate it as one of my top 5

@ava,, I think that reading the book will give it some background.. I am just not sure how true to the story line they will be. But the book was so good. Girl you listed some movies I have not seen, so maybe I will check them out.. thanks

@don..I forgot also about Pulp Fiction and Shawshank Redemption. You are right there are soooo many good ones. I am way behind on movies.. probably like some years. I use to catch all the latest movies.. now their are so many I can't keep up.

Don said...

Same here, but I definitely try.

Here's a link that should help: