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Monday, January 12, 2009

Milk and Cookies...and The Dude

June and I are getting used to the idea that we may just have the perfect opportunity to morph into film-o-philes as this baby arrives. We've been patiently waiting and in doing so we've caught a couple of great ones just in an effort to waste away the waiting. We caught "Gran Torino" on the weekend, and "Milk" earlier tonight. Amazing, awesome, stupendiferous...both of 'em.

So it's time to make a list of must see movies...we figure we'll split it in two categories...

Easy to watch with interruptions and Almost impossible to watch uninterrupted but worth the effort.

We'll buy, rent, steal, borrow...whatever. We'll tackle the old stuff, things we should have seen but haven't...things like "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" with Humphrey Bogart, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with Newman, and every damn Charlie Chan movie ever made. And we'll nab every new one we can grab hold of...things like "Revolutionary Road," "The Wrestler," "Che" and that crazy Despereaux deal...all of it. It's our way of spinning what will very possibly be a largely sedentary winter into something culturally rewarding.

We're taking suggestions so lob us a few and we'll flip 'em onto the list...see what cracks the all-time favorite Top Ten. Gonna take a lot to uproot Bogey in Casablanca, or Jimmy Stewart in "Rear Window" or even Sellers in "The Party" but it's worth trying for, right?

We're gonna brainwash little Elli with a brooding Dean and Brando and save ourselves from Dora for as long as we can...we might need to bust out John Goodman and Jeff Bridges for that kind of challenge. The Dude abides...the Dude abides.


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