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Party: March 26
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As usual, no date is good for everyone, and if I dither much longer, more dates are going to be eaten up by other activities. Therefore, I hereby declare that there will be a party at Melville Keep on Saturday, March 26, starting at 1:00 PM.

For those of you who found the previous post unclear, "monolith worship" refers to watching stuff on our huge ("monolithic") television. kestrell is the one who first started calling it The Monolith, though it turns out that the coinage was independently invented by some California geeks (see "Free Enterprise").

Theme is still up in the air. Now that a date has been settled, and y'all can have a better idea if you can make it or not, feel free to suggest ideas. I especially like to show things that people have been meaning to see for years, but never gotten around to (or which they feel their friends MUST SEE!).

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grave of the fireflies?
alex keeps tellignme i need to see casablanca...

I didn't much care for Fireflies. On the other hand, I will take most any excuse to see Casablanca again :-)

I can bring Cast a Deadly Spell, one of the better movies ever.

I wouldn't class it nearly so highly. But it's definitely fun, likely to appeal to the crowd that's likely to come, and *unlikely* to have been seen by them. Might show it.

Did you know that there was a sequel? Reviews are decidedly mixed, but I thought you'd be interested.

londo and I consider it classed that highly, and we're the ones who matter... ;)

I did know about the sequel, yes. Never caught it though.

Yay! I'll be there, as I doubt I'm going to Northern Lights. As much as I like those crazy Malagentians.

I like to make people watch Bubble Boy, as it seems like it would be an amazingly stupid movie but it is actually quite good. I practically had to be duct taped to the couch in order to watch it the first time, and then liked it so much I went out and bought it later that week.

I'm not sure if "Movies that look stupid but are actually good" is a very productive theme. Maybe "Underrated movies". My DVD of the movie also doesn't play nice with some players but I didn't find that out until it was too late to exchange it.

I haven't seen Casablanca either, and I wonder what other "classic" romance movies people-in-general haven't seen. I haven't seen Breakfast at Tiffany's either, for instance.

[Alexx goes and looks up IMBD reviews for "Bubble Boy"...]

I was on the fence about this one, until it occured to me that kestrell will probably want to see this one. She likes stories featuring heroes with disabilities :-)

I realized later that "painfully insipid" was the exact phrase I was looking for to describe my fears about the movie until I actually saw it.

If you want to borrow it sometime, feel free. Of course that would require us being in the same place at the same time, and me remembering.

Is kestrell planning to watch the show Blind Justice? It looks like it has the potential to be good, but it also looks like it has the potential to be really, really bad.

I know that Kes and I both had the same immediate reaction: "Ugh, not that sappy John Travolta thing from the '70s!"

Bring it by the party, and perhaps we'll show it.

Kes has already asked me to download episodes of Blind Justice from the internet for her, and was peeved to find out that it wasn't out yet :-) I'm thinking "really, really bad", but will at least check it out.

Disabled stories in general don't have a great track record. One of the things that Kes takes as a sign of (implicit) high praise about the show Monk is that it hasn't generated *any* protests from OCD people that she's aware of.

Regrets; currently planning on going to Northern Lights.

I like the "classic (romance?) movies lots of people have missed" theme that seems to have been obliquely suggested. I have seen Casablanca, thanks to you (and also wouldn't mind seeing it again), but I have not seen Breakfast at Tiffany's or Roman Holiday and probably lots of other great older movies. Dinner with Andre, or All About Eve, or I'm No Angel...

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