I finally went to see the Korean couple at the corner grocery store the other night. The final straw was when MoBob said that they don't stock Diet Coke with lime anymore since I stopped coming by. They were so happy to see me - it was worth it.
We went with another new friend/neighbor to see "Dr. No", the first movie for this summer's Screen on the Green. We were there by 7pm and already the middle part of the Mall was packed. People must've come straight from work because quite a few were in suits. I was so tired that I actually fell asleep during one part (MB poked me awake when I started to snore) but it was a beautiful night and it was nice to get to know V. better, especially as she just lives around the corner.
I always thought it was strange that SOTG does not program by theme. This year would've been good for a series of political films. My choices (in no particular order):
* All the President's Men
* The Candidate
* The Contender
* Primary Colors
* The Manchurian Candidate (the original version)
* Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
* Wag the Dog
* The American President
I only saw "Wag the Dog" for the first time a few weeks ago. I'm sure I would have laughed a lot more if I knew less about the Bush presidency. :-/
Can I just add:
* Enemy of the State
* The Siege
* V for Vendetta
Although my list seems to relate more to the way politics impacts other things, rather than the world within the Whitehouse.
We're all trying to forget Man of the Year here in San Francisco. Not one of Robin William's better films, but decent political satire. It might make for good outdoor viewing.
Congrats for returning to the market. Let the diet coke with lime flow forth.