Movies on a Plane

Took round trip flight from Dallas, TX to London, England last week, about 9 hours each way. I was pretty impressed with the movie selections while on the flights. Here are the 5 movies I watched while crossing the Atlantic.

  • Promised Land (2012) – Written by and starring John Krasinski and Matt Damon, “A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.” I really thought I’d like this film but should have known it would go crazy liberal at the end. Give it 2 out of 5 stars.
  • Taxi Driver (1976) – Classic starring Robert De Nero, “A mentally unstable Viet Nam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.” Not sure how I’d never seen this film, crazy story telling, but not my style. I didn’t like the audio background transitions. Give it 3 out of 5 stars.
  • This Is 40 (2012) – A sort of not-sequel to Knocked Up, “Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they’re on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.” Not the best, but I really got this movie, it hit home in many ways. It’s not a watch again movie, but on first viewing give it 4 out of 5 stars.
  • The Campaign (2012) – Starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, “In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center.” Just a stupid time passer, not as good as Step Brothers but still good fun. Give it 3 our of 5 stars.
  • Sound City – Loved it. By Dave Grohl, “A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.” I think I’m going to buy the soundtrack on iTunes this weekend, great rock n roll documentary. Give it 5 out of 5 stars.