Actually got to whittle down the stack of DVDs by the TV this weekend.
Friday, it was The Squid and the Whale, and Heroes. Found The Squid almost painfully realistic; the character true to life, and very sad, and kind of an uncomfortable movie to watch. Heroes uncomfortable to watch also, mainly because violence is so central to it; but it's so stylistic and choreographic, I survived. Beautiful cinematography; the plot, rather incomprehensible, but I know China ends up united, and lots of people end up dead.
Saturday night, it was two hours we'll never get back watching Mickey, a very bad movie written by John Grisham, who should have known better. A story that is based on lies and deception that tries to be feel-good at the same time; the big confessions at the end don't carry it. One thing I'll give it: very realistic depiction of Little League Baseball.
Last night, A Prairie Home Companion, which I enjoyed very much. A loose storyline, but the characters are so fun, and the music so enticing, who cares! I loved the Guy Noir character, who of course is a regular in the sketches in the real show, but here plays the head of security. Nice touch.