mini movie moments; skyfall & jiro dreams of sushi

Skyfall, 2012

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

I’m a HUGE Bond fan. Every Thanksgiving weekend I’m glued to the television for the two-day movie marathon and I love every second of it. Naturally I went to see the latest release (and dragged Matt along). Guys, if you haven’t seen this yet – or any Bond film – check it out. Visually, it’s absolutely stunning. Between the artsy opening scene, the Chinese backdrop, and Scotland, Skyfall was very, VERY pleasing to the eye (of course Daniel Craig and Ben Whishaw didn’t hurt either :D). Story-wise, it’s great. Action-packed and fast-paced. Despite it’s nearly 3-hour length, I never once felt bored and I can’t wait for more!

Jiro Dreams of Sushi, 2011

A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his business in the basement of a Tokyo office building, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

This documentary has been one of my Netflix recs for ages and last week Matt & I decided it was time to watch it. Originally we had only planned on watching the opening credits (Matt is a family friend of one of the producers and we wanted to see his name onscreen), but before we knew it we were an hour in. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is quiet but incredibly gripping. Normally Matt and I chat during movies. We like discussing movies as we’re watching them. Not so with this one. We were silent the entire time. It was that good, guys. Jiro is so passionate about his sushi and it’s evident. His restaurant has a month-long wait list. I was shocked to discover there are only ten seats and his sushi starts at $350! Jiro Dreams of Sushi is only 80 minutes long. If you ever find yourself with an hour & a half to spare, I highly recommend this one.


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