Friday, July 25, 2008

Document This

When we were living in NC, we subscribed to Netflix as a way to get exposed to the "outside world" (poor NC, I make it sound a lot worse than it really is). One of our most commonly queued genres were documentaries. This morning as I was flipping through the channels at my parents house, I saw that An Inconvenient Truth was on, and it reminded me how much I miss watching films like that. When we return to DC after this mini-vacation, I think I am going to re-subscribe to Netflix (or perhaps the Blockbuster one) so I can rent away.

We really enjoy watching documentaries...even if we don't necessarily agree with the filmmaker's POV or agenda. I think it is good to hear multiple sides of a story and we both enjoy being informed. I always learn something new and like being exposed to domains I am not familiar with. Anyone else like them, or are we the weird couple?

Some that were informative and easy to watch:
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
The End of Suburbia
(I think this film influenced us to move into DC and not VA or MD suburbs)
Who Killed the Electric Car?
No End in Sight
A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash
Super Size Me (Watch this if you want to go on a diet, it will motivate you)
F**K
Wordplay


Some I didn't like (either the topic or style wasn't interesting to me):
Helvetica
The Secret
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

And a few I am looking forward to watching:
24 Hours on Craigslist
Maxed Out
Devil's Playground

Anyone have a recommendation? Or an opinion on any of these films?

2 comments:

  1. 24 Hours on Craigslist? That sounds interesting!

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  2. I have netflix but I just put my account on hold. There are too many options on their website- it's like I'm overwhelmed. I love all your choices, but see.. I wouldn't be able to even make a list. I cannot make decisions.

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