These are movies we saw recently with our Blockbuster movies by mail club we joined. Some were good, some were ok, and some some not so good or ok. But, don't trust anyone's opinion of a movie except your own... everybody looks at things through a different set of eyeballs and are filtered through different minds.
BEING THERE (1979), with Peter Sellers and Shirley MacLaine, is an older movie I have seen before but I wanted to see it again. I wanted to see it again because of the Biltmore Estate near Asheville, North Carolina, that I remembered was in it. We have been to the Biltmore several times, most recently, last December, I thought it was about a gardener who was a simple man who kept things simple by saying simple basic gardening 101 kind of things, “plants have to be nourished” and “they do need some fertilizer” which people were eating up like valuable metaphors. Suddenly the simper Gardner was in the news and being sought for interviews. Everything he said was taken for highest and cleverest meanings, which actually it appeared that he really only meant it to mean exactly what he meant. Like, “For growth you have to pull the weeds that take from the nourishment of the plant” or “There are seasons, spring and summer things grow in the winter and fall they become dormant” I least I thought he wasn’t talking straight and not metaphors - then in the last scene he worked across a pond… then I was baffled and the walking on water bit could change the whole meaning. It was good in a quiet subdued way.
THE ASSIGNATION OF JESSE JAMES w Brad Pitt is about the relationship between Jessie James (played by Brad Pitt) and his killer Bob Dalton played by Casey Affleck. Jesse James was a charismatic and unpredictable guy who seemed to have an extra sense to know when people are lying to him and all. He was also a down to earth family guy. As far as I know movie was historically accurate… pretty good too.
JESUS, MARY, AND JOEY was somewhat corny I thought, but that is just me. If you are a religious person you may enjoy this flick. It is about a big family and one of the boys in the family has questioned if there is a God or not, and just exactly how much doe He care and just how He pulled the strings to make things happen. I may have missed something, I feel asleep.
LARS AND THE REAL GIRL is about an overly shy guy and introvert who shuns off people trying to help him find a girl. He finally orders a plastic full size girlfriend (anatomically correct) off the Internet and he wheels him around town and treats her as if she was alive and witty. At first, the people in the small little community think he is bananas but after a while begin to accept her and respect her as a living being. It was a comedy.
MARTIAN CHILD is a movie about a shy little orphan kid who felt he was dropped on Earth my his Martial parents and one day will come back to claim him and his foster father, single, and their strained relationship. We got this one because we heard some good reviews about it….. that is the good thing about being a member of Netflicks or Blockbuster’s flick club, you get to see movies you other-wise would not waste the money on.
NATIONAL TREASURE 2. It is about hunting for the Hidden God City some meanies who belonged to a secret society that Lincoln shot at the Ford Theater. A lot of action in Indiana Jones style – a lot of action adrenaline pumping music too – to make it more exciting than it really was. Ho –hum.