Jaded Optimist

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Netflix recommendations? November 10, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — bonniep @ 11:53 am

We don’t have cable or Tivo. We don’t watch network TV. But…we (G and I) do watch 2-3 movies a week from Netflix. For a while now, I have been in charge of the queue, as G seemingly can’t remember the password. I did give him the password once, and he put a bunch of extremely boring documentaries on the list (e.g., Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion: Disc 2), so I have just been bumping those down over and over.

But, I have a reputation for getting weird movies. For a while every movie I picked seemed to have suicide in it, then we went through a genocide period. Transsexuals, abuse, incest, etc. If they aren’t weird, they are at least depressing. We did watch all of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Six Feet Under on DVD, but at least the latter was also kind of weird and depressing.

Sometimes the movies take a bit too much effort to watch. Now, I am not a Ya Ya Sisterhood chick flick type. But it would still be nice to mix in some (non dark) comedies every now and again.

Right now at home we have The Murder of Emmett Till (documentary about killing of young black boy during the civil rights movement), Oldboy (foreign, rated R for torture, description starts: "With no clue how he came to be imprisoned, drugged and tortured for 15 years — and no one to hold accountable for his suffering…"), and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

You can see that help might be in order. Anyone have any lighthearted movie suggestions?  

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