Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, February 04, 2008

OUT OF TOUCH WITH MOVIES IN 1999

My sister recommended a movie -- A Murder Of Crows. It immediately went on my Netflix list. It has turned out to be one of my favorites. It is shocking to learn this movie was released in 1999. That explained everything. Ron and I met in 1999 and my avid movie going practically ceased (except for a couple of cartoon movies we took the grandchildren to see).

Recently I purchased an old VHS movie at the flea market. It was released in 1997. It was one I remembered having liked but really nothing more. This movie was popped into the old VHS player and instead of watching the Superbowl yesterday, my entertainment came from Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear and Cuba Gooding, Jr. ROFLOL!

My precious spouse has introduced me to the evils of Hollywood. Neither of us like the politics of many of the movie stars and the fact that they use their celebrity to promote their agendas. If I pay to see these movies, I am putting money in the pockets of those celebrities and therefore helping to promote their agendas. It is difficult to enjoy some movies when you feel like a traitor watching them.

The question remains -- just how many episodes of Beverly Hillbillies reruns can people watch and how many times can we watch Dennis The Menace with Walter Matthau? Those are the dramatic Hollywood productions Ron can tolerate. Those and any historic documentary is usually acceptable.

Once I was told I would never quit smoking until I had no reason to rebel. Could I be watching all these movies now as a form of rebellion? Or could it just be that I love getting lost in fantasy for a few hours once in a while?

Plus, this weekend it was medically necessary. The movies kept me off my poor foot which is much better now by the way. Everyone's concern was greatly appreciated.

4 comments:

  1. I hope your foot is better now.

    As to the movies...I disagree with more of their morals than I do their politics (don't care about that), but I don't let it keep me from enjoying the movies, especially if I just rent them.

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  2. I am so far behind on movies-
    I'm afraid that if I got a Netflix account I'd never leave home.

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  3. I don't like to subsidize some movie stars by even a penny. I do rent a few of their new movies though. I just can't resist some from their trailers. Then I'm usually disapointed in the flick!

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  4. I'm so glad your foot is better.
    My son may have broken his toe last night. The poor kid's big toe is all swollen and bruised. He was doing handstands with his buddies and he landed funny and jammed his big toe. Yes, I laughed when he told me how he hurt it. I am a bad mother, I know.
    :-)

    I love to watch movies. My daughter and I are movie crazy! She goes to the theater all the time, but I usually wait until they come to Pay Per View. I enjoy being lost in a good story.

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