Saturday, February 12, 2005

At least its not reverse

We seem to have encountered the first, er, glitch with the car. I managed to get it stuck in 2nd gear today. It cranks fine, and it will even go in reverse, but it is in 2nd gear when I move forward. I'm hoping that the problem will be no more when we try to go to church tomorrow. But, if we are stuck in 2nd for the time being, its only 3 miles or so to church and I doubt I would have exceeded 30mph anyway.

On the Top 10 movies:
I'm dumping Somewhere in Time and replacing it with Memento. One of the most cleverly crafted plots ever.

To Capes: I wish I had the words to describe exactly what "Napoleon Dynamite" is. I assure you, any review you read of it, good or bad, will not exactly prepare you for the actual thing. Rent it and let it develop. Trad will love... And about Raising Arizona - a top 20 no doubt, but the Coen brothers already took my second place.

BK gave us his list:
with about three minutes of thought, my current top 10 is...

1. Baraka
2. Koyaanisqatsi
3. Schindler's List
4. The Shawshank Redemption
5. Glory
6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
7. Raiders of the Lost Ark
8. Hoosiers
9. Fletch Lives
10. Seven

...but as you can observe, I'm not much of a movie connoisseur.

I'm tempted to point out that one would expect a less than normal list from BK, and even a couple most people has never heard of, a la #'s 1 and 2, but the online reviews of them both seem good, and I doubt my own list qualifies as typical. Who can disagree with Fletch, Hoosiers, or Raiders? Schindler's List was definitely monumental, but I must admit that its subject matter was so intense that I couldn't think about anything else for a couple of days. It troubles the soul. SS Redemption was top-notch. One Flew is just a glimpse into BK's alter ego, and Glory was good... but 10 dollars is alot of money. Seven is more or less poop. I speculate that BK might have the same to say about a few of mine.

It is worth mentioning that at least one American movie comes the BBC channels EVERY night, and most of the time they were pretty big hits in their days. Tonight there is Evil Dead II (?), Joan of Arc ( the one with Dustin Hoffman), Copycat, and Far and Away.


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