(8) Tue Dec 14 2004 16:08 Movie Night: Whenever Aaron finishes a semester and isn't on a school schedule, he really likes to relax and do a lot of nothings he doesn't get to when he is in school. This starts on finals week since he isn't one of those that spends 8 hours a day studying. So last night he talked me into watching two, yes count them two movies in a row, back to back. I didn't want to, but I often say no to things and I just didn't want to disappoint him by saying no again. So we watched first on Clean Flicks 'Man on Fire' with Denzel Washington and Dakota Fanning. It was still too violent for me, and an ok movie, but not really if you think about it, but if you think about it more it was bad but not that bad...one where you can't make your mind up about liking. Then we watched 'The Punisher' on Clean Flicks too. Aaron loves comic book movies so he rented this one of course. It was a lot like 'Man on Fire' in that all the killing was all about revenge. It was cheesy and violent for me too. John Travolta plays the cheesiest bad guys I think i.e. Broken Arrow, and some others I can't think of off the top of my head. So anyway, I can look forward to seeing 'Shakespeare in Love' tonight I'm sure b/c Aaron rented it last night with the others. Can you tell we like Clean Flicks? I also want to rent Fahrenheit 9/11 on Clean Flicks because I am curious. It will be edited so it won't be the full Michael Moore experience. I will take it with a grain of salt, and will let you know my review of it once I see it.
Posted by John at Tue Dec 14 2004 16:58
My old roommate saw Fahrenheit 9/11 (unedited though) and now he's a Democrat!!
Posted by Kristen at Tue Dec 14 2004 17:41
You don't have to worry about that with me, but I am a moderate Republican where as 2 years ago I was probably a solid Republican.
Posted by Susie at Tue Dec 14 2004 19:33
Wow, I've become less liberal since marrying John. Althought it doesn't have as much to do with John as it does that I've been thinking issues through on my own. John can't ever relax. He likes to be busy. He is studying for his only final right now, although I know he doesn't want to.
Posted by Sumana at Tue Dec 14 2004 22:43
Bring a hanky with you when you watch "Fahrenheit 9/11"; I bawled a few times.Does CleanFlicks bleep out curse words, or just silence them? Does it blur out violence, black out the screen, or cut scenes entirely? I just saw and really enjoyed "Kinsey" but I think I can safely assume you won't watch it! If CleanFlicks ever did "Kinsey" it would be about ten minutes long.I've never been a radical. I remember being exasperated and having to explain to classmates why the Second Amendment is a good thing.Susie, I will have to converse with you over Christmas to figure out how to combat your rightward trend!
Posted by John at Wed Dec 15 2004 09:13
If it's any consolation, Sumana, I have become more liberal this past year. If I have to choose sides in life, I guess I am still a Republican, but have definately developed some more liberal, socialist opinions over the past year or so.
Posted by John at Wed Dec 15 2004 10:38
BTW, I can too relax. I watched "The Amazing Race" with you for an hour, and only did homework during the commercials.
Posted by Alyson at Wed Dec 15 2004 12:55
John, you must be somewhat relaxed if you are blogging at 10:30 in the morning on a finals day. Dave and I rented the "Fahrenheit 9/11" from the library, but we haven't had a chance to watch it yet (we have it for a month so I'm not worried). I definitely am on the left of most issues, and one might blame Dave for many of my opinions (the Canadian paragigm is obviously different from the US), BUT how would I have met Dave if I hadn't enrolled in the only environmentalist class on BYU campus? I was already seeking out an opposite political orientation than the one I was fed at the dinner table when Dave strolled along.
I think it is good that we are all unique and we all help each other understand different issues according to our individual values and interests.
Posted by Kristen at Wed Dec 15 2004 20:14
Clean Flicks cuts scenes out that are violent, not the entire scene but that image/s. They just mute the swear words.