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A few weeks ago I mentioned the movie “Koyaanisqatsi” in my column. This raised a few eyebrows as people have not heard of it. First of all, the word Koyaanisqatsi is of Hopi Indian origin and means life out of balance. If you’ll watch the film, you’ll understand why the name is appropriate.
This gives me a chance to let you in on a few more movies that may be worth the watch. The following movies are some of my favorites — in no particular order — and can be found at most any video rental store.
- “The Princess Bride” — Okay, it’s not an Oscar winner, but it is a funny movie and good entertainment for the entire family. The basic story line has romance, action and adventure, pirates, monsters (in the fire swamp), a giant and a stupid prince named Humperdink. Just don’t watch it around me or you might get annoyed as I almost recite the entire script.
- “Mindwalk” — A friend turned me on to this movie about a month ago and it blew my mind. The story revolves around a poet, an ex-presidential candidate and a physicist. You learn about systems, Newtonian physics and how an atom isn’t everything they taught us in high school. This is definitely a must-see. Continue reading