Tuesday, April 04, 2006


What do I love besides sandwiches? Netflix!

....and lists. I HEART lists!

Here's one of every movie I have rented from Netflix in the last three months and the rating I gave out of a possible five stars:

The Squid and the Whale (haven't watched yet)
The Ice Storm (haven't watched yet)
Paths of Glory (3 stars)
Walk the Line (4 stars)
Everything is Illuminated (4 stars)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (5 stars)
Capote (4 stars)
Elf (3 stars)
Good Night and Good Luck (4 stars)
The Shape of Things (2 stars)
A History of Violence (2 stars)
Jarhead (3 stars)
Possession (2 stars)
Pride and Prejudice (1985) (5 stars)
Proof (4 stars)
Lumiere and Company (3 stars)
Quadrophenia (3 stars)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (4 stars)
Madagascar (3 stars)
The Aristocrats (3 stars)
The Magnificent Seven (3 stars)
Seven Samurai (4 stars)
The Constant Gardener (4 stars)
Broken Flowers (3 stars)
Lost: Season 1: Disc 5 (5 stars) (I'm hooked, what else can I say?)
To Catch a Thief (3 stars)
The Quiet American (4 stars)
Zero Effect (4 stars)
The Machinist (4 stars)
Word Wars (3 stars)

I'm going to be offline for the next several days--big tests, working overtime, and mental breakdowns are on the schedule for the next couple weeks--so please, feel free to discuss movies (have y'all see any of these and if so, what did you think?) and to give me some recommendations to add to my ever-expanding Netflix queue. For the weeks after these when I get to breathe again.

P.S. I think I love Lost even more than fusion sandwiches. I would even give up fusion sandwiches if they would just release Season Two on DVD already!

You MUST watch Six Feet Under. I know you were trying to get away from watching tv by, you know, not having one, and, yeah, it's a bit of a commitment. But, so was Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and you totally made it through that book. Footnotes and all. C'mon. Great writing. Interesting characters. Examination of life through death. You know you want to!
Man, I'm sorry that you're going to be so swamped! If you get to a point where you really need to get away and have a break, gimme a call.
Okay. The other recommendations:

In the Mood for Love
The Imposters
Mystery Train
Ghost Dog
Irma Vep
Rear Window
Henry Fool
Eddie Izzard: Dress to Kill (or any of his stand up, really)
Junebug - if for no other reason than to see Amy Adams' performance. I just wanted to wrap her up & put her in my pocket.
Fog of War
Miller's Crossing
Dirty Pretty Things
Spirited Away
Philadelphia Story
Hey Rosemary, I actually think Katie's already at the point that she needs a break. I just don't know if she's able to do it. Believe it or not she's holding up amazingly under the stress. Much better than I would. I'm always shocked at just how well she's able to keep the lid on the jar!
Well, in that case, lemme know if I can bring anything over?

Katie, I can't wait til you're through with school. And if *I* can't wait, I'm sure you are READY.
Thanks for the well wishes! Still plugging away at my studies this week, but I was able to sneak in a second viewing of Brokeback Mountain last night. Which was maybe not the best way to take a break, since it became a two hour cry fest! Whoops!

Nanda, I've only seen a few of those--Rear Window, Philadelphia Story, and Ghost Dog. I'm gonna add Junebug and move Red, White, and Blue up in my queue. Thanks for the other recommendations--gotta check them out.
Sometimes, when you have big tests and lots of overtime and mental breakdowns, it helps to look at little small clothespin people..

And for the love of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, please oh please add In the Mood for Love. Oh, and Six Feet Under. But, if not SFU, then definitely In the Mood for Love.
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