Saturday, April 4, 2015

Movie Reviews


So why the hell is this rated R? No violence. No sex. No nudity. So it had some bad language. What is wrong with the MPAA? Had I known I would’ve liked to have Jett watch this with us. Because it’s not a great movie, but it is a sweet family movie.

Quite unbelievable. A silly timeline that seems to exist only in this fictional movie world, where a montage can accomplish things that would take days or weeks into minutes. A world where you can pull a food truck with a permit from Miami and park in front of a busy restaurant in Austin, and it’s ok. A world where an old truck that has a smoking engine can make it on a cross country drive without a single issue.

But yeah it’s not the realism this movie is about.

It’s about craft. Family. Enjoying what you do.

Worth watching with your kids. It’s good but it is SAPPY.

Going Clear-

The HBO documentary on Scientology.


It did little to answer why these people who were with the “church” for 15+ years did it. Why the hell did they stay?

It mentions the overall numbers are down. It mentions how interviews were asked for but not given. It mentions lots of things but in the 2 hours it is on, it gives little in the form of answers or insight.

L Ron Hubbard looked interesting. Crazy, but interesting. They glazed over his past. They did little to go into how or why Dianetics truly took off. How he went from weird guy to cult leader. So I guess the crappy movie The Master wasn’t so far off when it too gave no explanation as to why people would follow this guy when he seemed like a dick, not like an energetic leader.

I would be willing to bet if you want to learn about this story, there are far better sources than this crappy documentary.

1 comment:

Rachel Parkin said...

The book version of "Going Clear" has a lot of info about L. Ron Hubbard's life.