This week in movies

From: Jims
Sent on: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:57 PM

Hi everyone,

Last week, we saw Contagion and frankly, i am not sure what the fuss was all about.  On the positive side, it was somewhat interesting about how they really showed the inner workings of the CDC, mostly realistic from what I can tell.  The special effects were okay.  The storyline was intriguing and it got you thinking about what would happen if there was a fast moving virus.  But.. and there is a but..

Why do they feel that they have to cram in so many story lines with famous movie stars?  Instead of telling one good story, they throw in Jude Law, Kate Winslet, etc. and have all these mediocre side stories that you don't really care about.  And that would be my major complaint.  I wasn't emotionally attached to anyone.  We all talked for a couple of minutes afterward and decided the movie wasn't worth a discussion.

If you like to better understand how the US might respond to a crisis, go see the movie.  But don't expect to care what actually happens to the people.  That was my perspective.

Now onto movies where people rule. 3 movies ALL from France.

 

Point Blank.  A very taut murder mystery.  Plus we will be enjoying turkish food ahead of time.  Thur. at 6

http://www.meetup.com/movies-320/events/33303642/

 

Diary of a Country Priest.  Perhaps one of the best movies about religion ever.  Fri at 7:15

http://www.meetup.com/movies-320/events/34203592/

 

The Hegehog.  I saw this movie at the Film Festival.  Very good movie.  About people you care about. Sunday around 2PM.  Check back for exact time.

http://www.meetup.com/movies-320/events/30658901/

 

You will be pleased to see any or all of these movies. 

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