The romantic comedy from the 90’s, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, with Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, David Chappelle, and Dabney Coleman.
And now time for the late night, science fiction, double feature, picture show…starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon.
A recent adaptation of the Shakespeare play, with Al Pacino as Shylock, and also starring Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes.
A movie that knocked me on my a$$ the first time I saw it (enough that I rushed out to get the soundtrack), and watching it again, it still manages to do it.
Another movie based on Hill House, this time using the theme of a psychological study run by Liam Neeson, and also starring Catherine Zeta Jones, Lili Taylor and Owen Wilson.
Forest Whitaker gives an Oscar-winning performance as Idi Amin in this story of a Scottish Doctor (James McAvoy) who comes to know the brutal, charismatic dictator of Uganda.
Martin Scorsese’s first attempt at an “Oscar bait” period epic, starring Daniel Day Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder as upper crust socialites in 1870’s New York City.
Brian De Palma’s attempt at a space epic, starring Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Jerry O’Connell and Carrie Nielsen.
My next book is a standalone SF novel by the prolific author L.E. Modesitt Jr, The Eternity Artifact
You’ve heard about the telecom immunity debate in the Senate.
(One place where it is discussed is in Carolyn’s Livejournal: (http://kadath.livejournal.com/631883.html)
Some months ago, I emailed one of my Senators, Amy Klobuchar, about her previous vote to authorize an extension on FISA rules. She had emailed me back, then, explaining that she thought it was right and necessary.
On the recent spate of votes for amendments to the FISA bill, my Senator voted to deny the telecom companies immunity. Even though those votes failed, and the immunity remained, at least she voted the right way.
Today, unsolicited and unprompted, she emailed me about the bills, explaining her vote. She remembered that it was an issue I gave a damn about, and took the time to contact me.
Her email is reproduced below. I emailed her back immediately praising her for her vote, and taking the time to tell me about it.