5 movies I recently watched but don’t want to write full-blown reviews

TWISTER

Twister is the perfect example of a film that isn’t necessarily great but is highly watchable.  Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton star as married tornado chasers who chase tornadoes.  It’s big and corny–and at some points unintentionally laughable–but that’s the film’s charm.  

DOUBLE HAPPINESS

Sandra Oh (from Grey’s Anatomy) stars in this mid-90’s drama about Jade, a young woman who wants the American Candian dream of being an actress.  Her conservative parents would rather she give up her silly dream and marry a nice Chinese boy, but Jade has a thing for a white guy.  A bad indie-rock score by some band called Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet really distracts, but it was the 90’s and a lot of bad things happened to good people (case in point: everything Sandra Oh wears in the movie).

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM

Parminder Nagra (from ER) stars in this early 00’s comedy about Jess, a young woman who wants the American  European dream of being a soccer player.  Her conservative parents would rather she give up her silly dream and marry a nice East Indian boy, but Jess has a thing for a white guy.  A highly accessible movie, some genuine laughs, and endearing characters.

A HARD DAY’S NIGHT

The precursor to the music video (and the music montage), A Hard Day’s Night is, in essence, Beatles’ songs tied together with a super flimsy plot.  But who’d watch this for the story?  Great music.

THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

Robert Redford stars as a researcher for the CIA who steps out for lunch and finds all his co-workers dead.  Director Sydney Pollack (who recently passed away) keeps the film moving along and is great at building suspense.  Kind of a 70’s version of the Bourne movies (but the Bourne films are way better).

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