Powered by TypePad

« Crim Law exam prep open thread for the long holiday weekend | Main | An essay competition to consider (perhaps for extra credit) »

November 23, 2010

Movie recommendations and reviews for the long holiday weekend

Partially to provide a reminder that you should be doing a lot more than just studying over the long holiday weekend, I though it might be fun to have this post to provide a forum for movie recommendation and reviews.  I urge every student to see at least two movies while on break (with the help of a DVD player or DVR if not via the local theater. 

Having already seen the Harry Potter movie this past weekend (which I would give 3 out of 4 stars), I hope to get a chance to take the whole family to see Megamind and/or Tangled sometime over the weekend.  In addition, I hope before too long to get to rent/see The Kids Are Alright, though family travel and other plans might make that hard.

For anyone looking to combine law and entertainment, here are a few suggestions for a Netflix cue:

November 23, 2010 in Advice, Film | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c8ccf53ef0134897551ea970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Movie recommendations and reviews for the long holiday weekend:

Comments

Ghosts of Mississippi is also a classic...

Posted by: Alex Derkson | Nov 23, 2010 2:42:34 PM

Dead Man Walking = one of my favorite movies ever.

Posted by: Keith Edwards | Nov 23, 2010 5:28:37 PM

A Time to Kill (1996)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117913/

Posted by: Sara Smith | Nov 23, 2010 8:50:23 PM

In Cold Blood (1967) is also great. Based on Capote's novel.

Posted by: Katarina Karac | Nov 24, 2010 5:15:01 PM

Minority Report (2002) with Tom Cruise. Thought of this when reviewing the theories of punishment stuff. The question was asked in this book: Should we punish people who have an unfulfilled criminal intent before they act on it in order to protect society?

Posted by: Keith Edwards | Nov 26, 2010 1:50:11 PM

Soooooo either Berman is in cahoots with TNT, or the network is poignantly aware that most law students are on the brink of suffering! lol Just played John Grisham's Rainmaker AAND The Devils Advocate back to back!

Posted by: Tera Coleman | Nov 28, 2010 1:44:14 AM

Tera, I definitely think that TNT wants law students to watch their channel and write it off as "studying" for finals.

"The Client" by John Grisham is on right now, and it has always been one of my favorite movies.

Posted by: Paia LaPalombara | Nov 28, 2010 6:31:00 PM

TV Land has followed TNT's lead, because "My Cousin Vinny" is currently on!

Posted by: Andrea Green | Nov 29, 2010 9:06:48 PM

Oldies but goodies:

12 Angry Men (B&W)
Witness for the Prosecution (B&W)

Recent but decent:

The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Clayton

Others:
The Firm (for those thinking big law)
The Pelican Brief

Posted by: Sasa Trivunic | Sep 28, 2014 10:16:11 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.