i am a dvr whore. i drive the hubs crazy because sometimes when he's watching tv i flip on the dvr guide (which puts his show in this teenie box in the corner) and i scroll through movies looking for things to dvr.
two recent movies we've watched via dvr (i think they were on hbo) are the jacket and the savages.
the jacket (2005) w/ adrien brody and keira knightley. it didn't get great ratings but it was interesting. adrian brody's character ends up in a mental institute and kris kristtoferson is his doc who treats him by putting him in a straight jacket and throwing him in a morgue drawer for hours on end. it is dark. it's part sci-fi. it's not a feel good movie, but it's interesting.
the savages (2007) w/ philip seymour hoffman and laura linney. i love these actors. (he was also awesome, and a show stealer, in charlie wilson's war). philip and laura play siblings who have to deal w/ their aging, abusive, dementia-suffering father. they had a suck ass childhood and are now faced w/ what to do w/ a parent they've had little contact w/ in years. great movie, they were awesome and frankly, lots of things hit home for me.
news? well, i try not to watch too much news because it depresses me and freaks me the hell out. i like living w/ my rose colored glasses on and take comfort in the fact that if there's something really serious going on that i need to know about one of my friends or the hubs will tell me. this way i avoid hearing about that crazy woman in florida who killed her three year old or six year olds toting guns to school, etc. however, i catch tidbits from time to time and flipping through the channels the other day i saw babwa wawa (i can never think of her w/out saying her name that way) interviewing patrick swayze. first? i didn't know he had cancer. second? omg he's aged. sniff sniff. he was diagnosed w/ pancreatic cancer about 18 months ago (i think) and at the time told he had like 4 mos to live. he's beaten the odds no doubt. i read a headline friday that he was in the hospital w/ pneumonia. this makes me sad. it's not like i'm a huge swayze fan. yes, i loved dirty dancing. i mean c'mon. i was in college when it came out (1987--yes, it's been THAT long) and it was of course hot and i have the soundtrack and it's an iconic movie. nobody puts baby in a corner. and, lord help me i even liked point break and road house. so, yes, i makes me sad that he might be knocking on death's door. i hope death's out getting his robe dry cleaned or something and doesn't answer.
speaking of movies---what are your recommendations? old, new, color, b/w, award-winning or not--give me your top three movies.