October 11th, 2008

hobbes-ponder

FLICK PICKS

I know I will never catch up on all the good movies I have missed in the last bazillion years, but this weekend I finally got around to March of the Penguins (narrated in Swedish) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding (both of which were okay, but nothing to really write home about). There are so very many movies I would have liked to have seen and probably hundreds more that I don't even know are out there, since I'm so far out of the loop where movies are concerned. If it's not a huge blockbuster or a kid-friendly animated feature, it doesn't even cross the radar these days.

How sad for someone who used to regularly visit the independent & foreign films section of the local video store, who usually saw nearly every film that was nominated for major awards and who loves watching movies.

I managed to get out of my musical cultural quagmire thanks to first Pandora and now last.fm, but those were free. Renting or buying DVDs costs money and it's even worse trying to find time and money to spend at an actual movie theater these days.

What have you missed in the past 10 years that you really want to see? And alternatively, what movies from the past 10 years do you think it's a crime if I haven't seen them?

Already on my list to see some day or as soon as I can swing it
Pan's Labyrinth
The Fall
The Diving Bell & the Butterfly (read the book, at least)
Once
Whale Rider (have the book to read soon)
Little Miss Sunshine
An Inconvenient Truth (read the book, at least)
Nobody Knows
Pride & Prejudice (the one with Keira)
A Very Long Engagement
The Importance of Being Earnest (a favorite play!)
Pleasantville
The Triplets of Belleville
Spellbound
Ghost World