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December 19, 2005

Ten Movies In Fourteen Days

Not many people know that, for Catholics, some sort of penance is advised during the Advent season as well as during Lent. So this year i have decided that my Advent sacrifice should be to see ten movies in the next fourteen days.

i call it a sacrifice because the quality of Hollywood movies in recent years has not given me much hope that this will be an enjoyable experience. Plus, i intend to blog about each one, and lately, wringing a decent blog post out of my head has been a difficult task.

i am in Los Angeles until after the new year, so i will have the advantage of being able to see a lot of the limited release films that are already creating a buzz, such as Spielberg's Munich and Woody Allen's Match Point (a must see for me, since i love tennis.)

The boyfriend will be joining me next week, and he has indicated that he will help me cross the finish line on this goal, as long as "that cowboy movie" isn't one of the ten films.

i hope my Advent sacrifice, and the blog posts it generates, will be of some interest to you all. Besides, it's Christmas break, and what else have i got to do with my time? Otherwise i might spend it playing videogames with my bro, or eating and drinking way too much.

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Rubric: Let's Go To Hollywood


I wouldnt waste my time on Munich, from what I hear, all Speilberg wanted to do was show that there are always two sides, there is no black and white, both sides use the same tactics, blah fuckin blah,.
Sorry, I don't buy it. Terrorists are scum, killing terrorists is good.
I wonder what the Hollywood crowd would make of a movie where a Timothy McViegh type was shown as a sympathetic figure who just got so frustrated he decided to kill a bunch of rich liberal filmakers?

Posted by: Kyle N on Dec. 19, 2005

This will no doubt shock all of you, but the San Francisco Chronicle gave the "cowboy movie" an extremely favorable review as did many of the PC movie reviewing crowd.

Given the fact that about 12 people have seen this movie since its opening, I guess a movie about homosexual cowboys is a tough sell. Call me crazy, but I don't think anybody has a hankering for a gay Malbaro Man.

Posted by: Blu on Dec. 19, 2005

Hollywood needs to make some rat movies.

Posted by: Victor on Dec. 19, 2005

Save your money and tackle some bad books from the libary surely this could be acceptable as some sort of penance. Heaven knows there are enough of them being published.

Posted by: Wm H on Dec. 19, 2005

Please see "Munich" so I won't be tempted to watch that preachy screed.

Odd thing about Spielberg - if he had come along in 2045, he would've made movies lauding those who managed and fought the "War Against Islamic Extremism" in 2005. However, in the actual moment, Speilberg is too overwhelmed by propaganda to see the truth.

Posted by: gcotharn on Dec. 19, 2005

Hey! I just got back from an interesting evening with my History Proffessor and her Proff Husband, both good liberals. Guess what? they were not big Bush haters, although they saw similarities in the War in Iraq and Vietnam, they also saw some hope that things will work out for the best.
At least that was somewhat refreshing. Actually it was very intelletcualy simulating. I forgot how much I missed those types of discussions. Since I can only go to school in the evenings right now.

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