Movies Watched Recently
Our most recent rent-a-movie through the mail movies:
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE was a unique way to tell a story. It was a musical, kind of, all the songs sung were Beatles songs… and a lot of sentences referred to Beatles Songs or Beatles history or facts. For example in someone apartment a girl shows up and someone asks how she got in and someone else said, “She came in through the bathroom window”. The basic story line was that a Brit came to the United States to study in an ivy league college and find his father. At the college he makes friend with a typical rich kid who has a sister he falls for and they, it seemed on a whim, moved to New York City with no visible means of support. From then on it reminded me much of the musical HAIR, with Beatles music. A good deal of the movie deals with the kids protesting Vietnam in NYC. Needless to say, it had a good beat.
BEE MOVIE with Jerry Seinfield was well, a bee movie. It gave little bees human personalities and let them have a mama at home instead of the real mother, which was the queen bee. Jerry Seinfield’s voice was used with the main character, who in a way, thought like Jerry Seinfield, with a show about nothing. I liked what the bees did as far as telling some true bee habits, but other than that, it was amusing until I fell asleep.
DARWIN AWARDS, THE with Joseph Fiennes and Winona Ryder was at the beginning about the same DARWIN AWARDS that is forwarded to you… where real people were accidentally killed doing stupid things, therefore, their dumb genes have been eliminated from the gene pool thus making the human race smarter. Then, a romance sparkles and we more or less forget the title and follow their off again and on again romance – what does that have to do with DARWIN AWARDS?
JANE AUSTEN BOOK CLUB, THE is a movie about a group of women who created a small literally club who’s seemingly only purpose was to read and discuss Jane Austen books. A man was invited to join also, which was to add a little spice to the formula. Each woman had their own personal story or tragedy and the man was rich, for a young man, he invented some kind of soft ware that caught on. It was nice, it was also what one would call a “Chick Flick.”
LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA with Benjamin Bratt was a movie that took place in Columbia probably before 1900. Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order) was a gentleman doctor who dressed the part. He seemed to always wear a tall hat, which looked ridicules on the tall lean Benjamin Bratt. It would be like a tall woman wearing elevated shoes. As the movie is named, it is time of the Cholera epidemic but was rarely part of the plot. I thought it was pretty good.
NO RESERVATIONS with Catherine Zeta-Jones is about two top chefs having a romance…. Again, one of those on-again, off-again romances. I guess it would be boring if it was just a no fuss, no shouting, no screaming, no mix-ups or misunderstanding. I thought it was a little too formulated.