We saw two movies this weekend. The first one was produced by Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me and 30 Days fame called What Would Jesus Buy focusing on American consumerism. Although it didn’t “break new ground,” it is a humorous and well made movie. It opens in NYC this coming weekend and should be in art-house theaters in the very near future. Its a good “make you think” movie that comes just at the right time, just before Christmas where consumerism runs rampant. I would highly recommend it to, umm, just about everyone. Watch the trailer at the web site, find the movie and go see it.
The second movie was No Country for Old Men by the Coen brothers. If you know me, you know I am a big fan of the Coen brothers movies. This is a very solid, well crafted film. We enjoyed it a lot, definitely worth seeing and I would say you should see it in the theater. Just so you know, it is more like Blood Simple than like Fargo – more gritty, less humorous. I thought they could have been just a touch more illuminating toward the end of the movie, but the missus didn’t have the same opinion, so I probably just looked away at the wrong time or something. I was expecting “one more scene” before the ending bit, but it just wasn’t there – they alluded to what happened but they didn’t show it, which seemed odd for a movie that left nothing else to the imagination. It has a fair amount of violence and some blood, but if you like the Coen brothers you shouldn’t let a little blood keep you from seeing it. One side note, if you are from Albuquerque you should take a close look at the El Paso scenes (toward the end of the movie) 🙂