Monday, July 28, 2008

Question of the Day

People are lined up around the block to see movies like The Dark Knight and the other summer blockbusters, but for those of us who don’t like going to a movie gigaplex and sharing a theatre with a bunch of ill-mannered teenagers, ringing cell phones, and screaming babies, there’s always the little gems that come and go so that you have to wait for them on HBO or some such. But they’re worth the wait. This weekend (and last), I treated myself to a little gem of a film from 2000 called The Dish, which tells the story of the people who manned the radio telescope in Parkes, Australia, that picked up the TV signals of Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon on July 20, 1969 and sent them around the world. Even though it was the highest-grossing film in Australia in 2000, nobody I know has even heard of it. So…

What film have you seen recently that deserves more attention?