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I'm in the midst of watching The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and, well, it's just there. It's not a bad movie; it's beautifully shot and it's interesting enough, but it's not great, and it's not vital, and it's not important. And it just got me to thinking. I've seen a lot of movies in the past few years. Movies that I thought were important (or great, or vital), and as it turned out -- only a very small percentage met any of those standards.

So... would anyone care to see my movie recommendations in those areas? Not in regards to whether you should see Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen (which you shouldn't, FYI), but whether you should see the Oscar Winner for Best Picture in 1960, or how many of the AFI Top 100 you should bother to check out. Is this useful information to anyone? Will you act on it? (<--that's the important question) If the answer is no, please don't post anything at all. But if you're interested, let me know, and all this meh movie watching might come to some purpose.

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Anil P said…
Most places, outside of the Us, the UK, and maybe parts of Europe, it might not be possible to source many of the Oscar movies from neighbourhood video stores, but yet it might help to see the recommendations just so one might be lucky to find a title or two.
Beth said…
I'd be interested. And since I have the tendency to finish watching movies that I start watching even if they suck, having a heads up about movies that are meh would be good so I don't start watching them.

Also, what position was Crimetime in the AFI Top 100? Top 10 I'm sure.
Rebecca said…
You always have interesting things to say about what you watch, so chalk me up as someone else who'd love to hear what you have to say about movies.
Anonymous said…
It can only be the solemn that it soothes their body and minds to continue this I say.., it can be no other but I say the most is forgotten by hours' end.

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