movie was pretty darn close to actual events. i also was wondering why no one had remade it - and apparently
Peter Jackson has had it on his list of projects for several years, with a script by Stephen Fry and recently
declassified gov. docs are also brought to bear, according to reports. best i can figure though, no actual shooting
has started yet -- maybe in 2013. (the filmmakers have said the dog, who is sort of important to the story, has
been named "Digger" for the remake ... )
21 Jump Street - deep boredom led me to watch it on cable, though i was not remotely eager to see it ... and
damn if i didn't laugh out loud often, much to my chagrin. the movie had at least one dick joke too many. but all in all
it was funny for much of it. best part was Johnny Depp's cameo scene, and i bet he wrote it too.
Carnage - great ensemble acting by Chris Waltz, Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster and John Reilly. loads of dark satire of
polite behavior amongst the white folk.
Ides of March - based on the play "Farragut North", the movie does make an enormous improvement on the play, especially the second act. Paul Giamatti and Phillip S. Hoffman as warring campaign directors were quite good. side note: the play is being performed by the Oak Ridge Playhouse in Feb 2013.