Well, it was amusing in parts and it WAS definitely interesting, but not, I think, something that can be of long term benefit or will even be interesting in a couple of years.
It’s a largely superficial exploration of mens grooming habits (past and present). I found the spa (chat) scenes between Arnett and Bateman largely unnecessary and not very amusing or interesting. I think they only wound up in the documentary because they were executive producers. I had no idea there was such a thing as “beard-bulding” and competitions for same…WOW. I found that both amusing and interesting…it’s always surprising to me what some people put thier effort into as far as personal image and definition of one’s “calling.”
Overall, worthwhile, but I don’t think it holds any long term appeal. 1 month ago
It was ok, but I felt like the examples shown didn’t really give a full scope of what bullying is out there and I found it to be rather annoying overall. It’s nothing specific that I can point out, I do feel bullying is a serious problem and that it’s scope is much larger than it ever was when I was growing up…but I don’t feel that this film was very good at demonstrating the problms, nor any solutions. 2 months ago
I enjoyed it. :-) 2 months ago
Having participated in Stand Down for a few years, I’m no stranger to the problems our soldiers face when returning home from war…whether emotional or physical (or both). This was good at giving an idea of what issues are out there and how they are dealt wtih (or not dealt with). 2 months ago
It was just ok for me, likely owing to the fact that I don’t know enough about the current science in this area to know how much about what was shown is based in realiable science and how much was pure speculation.
It had moving moments, but somehow was a bit disapointing for me. 3 months ago
This was on the “new” shelf at the library last week, so I picked it up. It made me cry. It was interesting to see the families so many years after the shooting and to see how the public face of the school and the community have evoloved.
Sadly, this type of event is becoming a regular occurance and seem to be growing in scale as well. 3 months ago
It was an interesting idea…to go 30 days living off of the charity of people he met through Craigslist…but I agree with some other viewers…make this guy a miniority or even just take away the camera and I doubt he would have gotten as far with no money of his own.
Still it was entertaining and I did enjoy it. Just not terribly believable. 3 months ago
Subtitled. Some might consider this boring, but I enjoyed it a great deal, plus you get to see Richter creating some of his art, it’s quite interesting…and I know I overuse the word interesting…my appologies! ;-) 3 months ago
Naturally, the answer is YES…your life IS too plastic. But you already knew that, right?!
Interesting and informative, but I found the narriator annoying at times. The short “answer” is, stop using plastic. The usual reduce, re-use and recycle. It’s a daunting problem to be sure, but the “solution” is not going to come easily. 3 months ago
Funny documentary with Chris Rock about “black hair” – interesting and entertaining. I learned a lot of stuff I didn’t know before. 4 months ago
Watched as part of my christmas movies goal. Very interesting, about the process of “becoming santa” – mall Santa’s and such. The narriator of the story discovers his father had become santa when his mother passed away. Searching for a sense of connection and a renewal of holiday spirit, he starts out with the beard and hair, suit and even Santa school. I found it to be interesting. 4 months ago
Another in the Inside Nature’s Giants series from PBS. I have to say, I rather like this series. It’s informative and interesting. I like the combined use of discection, computer models and live footage. It’s very effective. 5 months ago
Another breast cancer themed documentary from the library. This one focuses on the group that raised momey while also trying to set a world record in sky diving. Some of the women were “survivors” and others were “regular” women or had friends or relatives who had died/survived breast cancer.
It pointed out many of the flaws in the “pink ribbon” industry as the previous documentary on this list..but it was rather more hopeful and did offer some ‘solutions’ while focusing on the ways to increaase funding for discovering more about what causes breast cancer and prevention and cutting back on whast was termed “me too” studies (very similar studies that don’t further the cause very well or offer any new information on different ethnicities and such).
Interesting and I would recommend it…it was interesting to see the processs behind the sky diving record jump as well and to hear individual stories. 5 months ago
Interesting. Sad. Herzog is not a proponent of the death penalty, and while he does explore this theme throughout, it’s rather understated.
The foucs here in on the events and the results for everyone involved, including the families on both sides of the case. Exploring themes of death and violence and how they affect the lives involved permenantly. 5 months ago
Interesting…This was on the shelf for new arrivals at the library when I stopped by today to drop off some items. It grabbed my attention…I’d never really thought of the whole breast cancer/pink ribbon movement as a business.
The documentary offers some very valid points and is definitely an eye opener…but at the same time, I don’t feel like it really offered any alternatives or solutions to the problems it demonstrates…where do we go with this information that they provide? To my way of thinking, this type of documentary should give SOME suggestions. Maybe that’s just me.
I’d recommned it, but clearly, I will have to do more research on my own. 5 months ago
From the Inside Nature’s Giants series on PBS, Monster Python was quite interesting. I saw it on the shelf at the library and snatched it up because a friend of mine who is really into reptiles (and especially snakes) was coming over for a short visit. We watched it and found it to be quite interesting. I like the format of the show and learned some things about snake anatomy that I was not aware of and had never really given much thought to.
Quite enjoyable. Though for those a bit squeemish, it does involve discection of a large python. 5 months ago
Loved it…very thought provoking. 8 months ago
Interesting…proving it can be done…but that it leaves much to be desired. I live on an extremely tight budget and can attest that limited funds for groceries can lead to a horrible form of monotony (SP?). I enjoyed it. 13 months ago
I seem to be on a relationship/human interaction kick…good, but nothing earth shattering in the information given. 16 months ago
Interview style relationship comentary. Interesting. I’m not sad I watched it, but I don’t think I’d recommend it. 16 months ago
Interesting, a bit out of date, I belive since it was made in 2005…most of it is probably still relevant…and as I watched, I realized that most of what was said about the wages, benefits, hiring practices and hours was true of my current employer.
The parts about the tax breaks and subsidies was digusting to me.
The documentary ended on what, I belive, they felt was a positive note by going through all the cities and towns that has managed to reject Wal-Mart coming to them…but I note even today, Wal-Mart seems to be thriving, so while they are successfully spruned in some areas, they are clearly still successful and moving forward.
I don’t shop there now, will continue to not shop there…but it’s clear that the loss of my megar business does not really affect anything.
Realizing half way through that the narrative could be talking about my employer has helped to further my desire not to be working there over the next holiday season, so if nothing else, it was helpful for that. 16 months ago