Making up for lost time.
Journeys Out of the Body - Robert Monroe
A Return to Love - Marianne Williamson
My Descent Into Death (An amazing near-death experience and what happens later.)
Star-Spangled Kitsch (Had to be written by a gay man!)
Cleopatra's Wedding (It's not about Cleopatra at all. Gay life in Syria.)
The Evolution Angel: An Emergency Physician's Lessons With Death and the Divine
The Artist's Way (I read it as part of a class. It was fantastic.)
American Beauty (A close look at human behavior. Kevin Spacey is wonderful. Beautiful cinematography.)
American History X (Scary & very real. This is how hatred destroys.)
As Good As It Gets (dream role for Jack Nicholson. Outrageously funny and a touching story.)
Avatar in 3-D. Awesome. Great cgi and a message. Never thought that I'd have the hots for a cgi character!
Big Daddy (Kid is soooo cute. A nice surprise, for an Adam Sandler flick!)
Bound (Homage to Alfred Hitchcock. Visually appealing. Suspenseful)
D.A.R.Y.L. - A boy, created with artificial intelligence, strives for a real life, and to escape the military, which wants him destroyed. How do we define life and how does that define us? 1985. Mary Beth Hurt, Barret Oliver.
Flawless - Robert DeNiro plays a homophobic cop who gets speech therapy from a drag queen! (Philip Seymour Hoffman). 1999.
Forrest Gump - Watch this once a year to remind yourself what goodness and decency look like.
Get Real - (High School British style. All about love and integrity.)
God's & Monsters - (See it if only to watch Brendan Fraser (in a serious role). Damn the American censors for cutting out the full nudity! It would have been justified.)
In & Out - (a perfect little gem. Funny!!)
Lars and the Real Girl
Limitless - Starring Bradley Cooper. Sudden super intelligence. I love this kind of film. Latest variation: Lucy.
Powder (really has something to say about humanity. Leaves me feeling something special every time I watch it. Do NOT watch the edited-for-TV version!)
Sixth Sense - (Intriguing. Another kid who can really act.)
Slumdog Millionaire - (A peek inside another culture, and a gripping story. I love India.)
Trainspotting - (The best drug/anti-drug movie ever. Perfect musical score.)
Twin Falls Idaho - (A very, very tender and unusual love-story. Written by, produced by, and starring Mark and Michael Polish.)
Wizard of Oz - (No contest)
Worst Movies I have ever seen:
Blair Witch Project - ("The Bouncing Camera Project". Decision not to give actors a script was a big fucking mistake, to use the most-repeated word in the movie. If this movie actually scares you, you're either way too sheltered or a lame-brain.)
Eraserhead - (Boring beyond belief!) Wear a watch. You'll need something to look at.
Tree of Life. - (WTF!)
Listen to music a lot more since I got my iTouch and iPhone! I tend to like pop songs with a piano in the background. Cross many genres- I buy "singles", not whole albums.
Love Indian food. Shrimp and fish. I eat just about anything if it's good food. I eat rather simply mainly because I'm avoiding the crap that corporations fill the market with; and because I don't have the time to cook elaborate dishes most of the time. I'm good at baking (I'm from the Midwest!).
The Blacklist; True Blood; Bill Maher; Under the Sun; HGTV; Oprah's Super Soul Sunday, The Middle; Justified; Tosh.0; Glee; Downton Abbey; So You Think You Can Dance! (Never thought that I would like a dance show, but it's great!) Rarely watch the news. What for? It's so negative.
The produce drawer in my refrigerator is stuffed with dark chocolate bars!