This year, the crop of movies at the Oscars seemed to be a cut above average. It was for that reason that I was disappointed that I hadn't seen more of them before the awards show - only "Milk" and "Wall-E."
Last weekend, Dave and I saw "Slumdog Millionaire" with Rob and Diane, and today we saw "The Reader" with Jackie. Both movies were intensely sad in different ways, and both really made us think. In fact, we spent the car ride after each movie debating about different plot points.
Whenever I see some good movies, it gives me the urge to watch more movies. The movies I have seen recently have been wonderful: not only the ones I just mentioned, but also the BBC mini-series of "Pride and Prejudice" and "Romancing the Stone," which I rented from the library.
Every time I think that humans must be running out of stories to tell, someone proves me wrong. Now I have a huge list of movies to rent from the library, and I intend to watch them over the next few weeks. I'm sure some will be hits and others misses, but I love exploring new ones. (Something has to distract me from the upcoming Illinois bar, right?)
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