Popcorn & Politics

That is the name of a multi week series of movies at my local library here in Eau Claire, WI. A fun thing for election year. Here's the list...

January 22: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 (Not Rated; 129 minutes)

January 29: State of the Union 1948 (Not Rated; 124 minutes)

February 5: The Candidate 1972 (Rated PG; 110 minutes)

February 12: Being There 1979 (Rated PG; 130 minutes)

February 26: Primary Colors 1998 (Rated R; 143 minutes)

March 4: Wag the Dog 1998 (Rated R; 106 minutes)

March 11: Dick 1999 (Rated PG-13; 95 minutes)

March 18: Election 1999 (Rated R; 104 minutes)

I know I have seen some but not all of these. Although February is ratings month with the writer's strike these may be fun to watch.

And I can't say enough about how much we like Netflix. You set up a list of movies. Pick how many you want at a time. Give them your credit card. They appear in your mailbox. And you mail them back when you are done.

The very best thing about Netflix is I can get any movie I want -- like Helvetica or Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox. I can get documentaries and foreign films. This weekend's movies include The Greatest Game Ever Played for John and Venus for me.

For those of you who can't come to my library this could be a great rental list.