Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Movie Blog: Cool Hand Critics


I'm not sure I emailed everyone about the new blog Sherrie and I have started, so I thought I'd tell you a little about it here. I've always loved watching movies. I married Sherrie and got her to watch them with me, though she seemed to be a little skeptical about the quality of time spent watching movies. I could totally see her point, as I have quite a disdain for people who sit and "watch" (flip through) T.V. for hours on end, with little content of value ever being presented.

In order to come up with a compromise I suggested we start analyzing the movies we watch and post our reviews on a blog. This isn't your ordinary run-of-the-mill movie review site, we're trying to do something a little different. There are already a lot of sites that tell you all the bad stuff that a movie contains and try to explain the value of the movie. However, these same sites try to explain how Sex in the City contains any moral value and it makes me cringe.

We decided that we would not only report on the negative content of the movie, but give a genuine review on whether or not we feel the movie has any moral value. We're trying to base our opinion's on Moroni's definition of "good": anything that invites us to do good and persuades us to believe in Christ. We're still perfecting our analysis, but invite everyone to take a look and give us your own view of what you think.

The theme of the site "Cool Hand Critics" comes from one of my favorite movies Cool Hand Luke, in case you were wondering. As soon as we watch it again we'll put up a review of it and let you know if it really is a "world-shaker."

1 comment:

Coach Ann said...

I'm going to read it more because so far I have loved the movies you've suggested.