This one comes up on occasion, but the answers change.
Seen any good movies recently?
I rented The Queen over the weekend and enjoyed it very much; Helen Mirren was amazing. I also saw the first half of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest on cable, got bored in the extreme, and turned it off. Mr. Depp’s charms and skill could barely keep this turkey afloat, and I can only imagine what the final entry is like.
I happened across 61* on HBO this past weekend. It’s Billy Crystal’s film about the 1961 competition between Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris to beat Babe Ruth’s home-run record, and it is a great film. Mr. Crystal captured the time and the feeling, and Barry Pepper and Thomas Jane were perfectly cast as Maris and Mantle respectively. I also liked that in the credits Mr. Crystal showed that “Yankee Stadium” was played by Tiger Stadium. That was classy.