When I get overwhelmed with life, the world, and the future seems bleaker than normal, I usually head over to my collection of books or movies and drown my thoughts for awhile in some epic tale.
For your amusement, I offer THE ESCAPIST'S MOVIE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE WEEK:
Featuring Movies and TV Shows:
1.) LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD ~ MOVIE
2.) DOCTOR WHO ~ TV SHOW
Okay, I'll be honest. DOCTOR WHO is an acquired taste. I was lucky, 'cause I started with the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith. The effects in his series are much more better than either the Ninth Doctor's (Christopher Eccleston), and the Tenth Doctor's (David Tennant). That being said, the Doctor is an alien who flies about in his spaceship called the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space), saving earth, (primarily London) from evil creatures (also aliens) who want to take over or destroy the world. The Doctor usually picks up companions on the way as well.
My favourite Doctor is the Eleventh, but I recommend you give Doctors Nine and Ten a watch as well. There are some great episodes in their seasons, and they are awesome Doctors too.
3.) RETURN TO ME ~ MOVIE
This one is a beautiful little romance starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver. David Duchovny plays Bob Rueland, a man who has been recently widowed. Minnie Driver plays Grace Briggs, a restaurant owner's daughter who receives a new lease on life when she gets a heart transplant. Little does she know this heart belonged to Elizabeth Rueland, Bob's deceased wife. In a twist of fate, Bob's path crosses with Grace, and there is something about Grace that attracts him. As the two of them get to know each other, Grace realizes she bears Elizabeth's heart inside her, and when Bob finds out he will have to choose which woman now holds his heart: memory of Elizabeth, or genuine love for Grace.
*Warning: This film, while not really dirty in any way, does contain more adult humour and settings. The story is very sweet though, and one of the few "chick flicks" I enjoy watching.
So there you go! The Escapist's Movie and Telly recommendations for the week! I hope you find them edifying, and/or inspirational. Or both. Both is good. :)