Surly Curmudgeon

   The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.
-- Robert A. Heinlein
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    Monday, September 10, 2007

    Hidden Gems

    Run, do not walk, to your nearest video store and grab all three of the (currently) released-on-DVD movie adaptations of Robert B. Parker's Jesse Stone novels. They star Tom Selleck (a big plus in my book), and they are without a doubt in the top 10 movies I've watched all year. The movies were released out-of-sequence, so it may be helpful to watch them in proper order:

    Jesse Stone: Night Passage
    Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
    Jesse Stone: Stone Cold

    There are apparently 2 more movies, one still waiting to be released on DVD (it was made for TV), and one being made for 2008 release. I can hardly wait.

    I like movies set in small towns. I like stories about flawed characters, especially those that are struggling with their inner demons (I can relate). I like relatively realistic gunfights in movies. I like Tom Selleck. I like 1911's. Therefore, there's very little I don't like about these movies. As always, YMMV.

    Posted by Tom, 9/10/2007 6:10:02 PM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...