Okay the heat is UP UP UP and so is the electric bill due to the NEED for air conditioning and fans to prevent being boiled alive like lobsters in a pot inside your own home. So here is a suggestion if you’re pressed hard for disposable cash and yet desiring some decent escapism from your local heat wave. Though it is my understanding that in some parts of the world waves of rain are causing very serious flooding. Ah weather extremes–what do they mean. Well if we’re brutally honest we know full well what they mean. But–right now the issue is heat relief and some decent entertainment at a price we can afford. If you’re not aware that your local public library probably has movies available to check out either entirely free or for the nominal fee of one brilliantly useless American dollar, as my public library charges for the price of walking off with a brand new dvd for about a week, then you need to explore this heat distraction avenue asap!
Here is a list of some of the flicks on dvd that I have enjoyed so far via my public library. Several of which they actually purchased via requests for recommendations. Your suggestions and comments are very welcome here. Please share whatever film gems you’ve discovered no matter what the genre. While I’m no ardent fan of Animal House or SAW fare I realize other folks are often on the lookout for such entertainment. So please don’t hesitate to share whatever flicks trip your dvd playing trap.
And now on with the shows:
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen — Love of fishing not required for viewing. In my opinion Ewan McGregor steals the show quite delightfully.
Unfinished Sky — Who needs Crocodile Dundee when there’s a man like John to be found in the Land Down Under?
The Artist — OOO the beauties of black and white film! Lessons in how to communicate without saying a word.
The King’s Speech — I may have been one of a handful of folks who did not view this film until recently. Unexpectedly throughly enjoyed the damn royal flick trick.
octubre – Loan shark + baby + a month of miracles = changing lives in Peru.
The Aura — Do all taxidermists have imaginations like this or only the ones in Argentina?
Rez Bomb — Lakota girl and White boy fall in love and find a whole lot of trouble on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
The Tracker – Just f * $ & ing damn BRILLIANT!!!!
Submarine — Ah young gangly British love….
Memories of Murder — Do NOT watch this with the dubbing. Read the subtitles. The dubbing destroys the integrity of the film so badly it ought to be removed as an option. I watched it both ways after making the mistake of trying the dubbed route. Very soon it became evident that something was not right. This is an EXCELLENT Korean film that offers visual beauty, an unnerving and complex storyline and memorable performances.
The Crazies — A surprisingly satisfying modern chemical horror story. Yes, I’m serious, it’s pretty damn good stuff.
Reel Injun– I’ve plugged this documentary earlier and am doing so again. It bears watching–and Chris Hill offers great comic relief.
The Pipe — Viewed this documentary on Hulu–free at the time. It offers an interesting view of the people battling Shell Oil’s proposed pipeline in Ireland. For more information about the protests ongoing for about 12 years now visit Shell to Sea online. Who says the government works for the people?
Okay, now what’s been twirling in YOUR dvd players?
The usual information on all these films can be found on Imdb –>> http://www.imdb.com/