It's pure laziness which prevents me from finding good gifts for friends and loved ones. But recently -- just as I was sitting here, in fact -- it hit me like a swift roundhouse kick to the frontal lobe: "Movies which I have watched and enjoyed may also be watched and enjoyed by others!" This revelation was so unexpected and out-of-the-blue that I had to get up and get a Dr. Pepper just to put things in perspective.
Now I have a plan, and you may now benefit from this divine piece of wisdom sent to me by the gods of Mount Cinema. Your family and friends will be so impressed by your movie-selecting prowess that you'll be dubbed the new family Cinema Snob! It's a fool-proof plan. If you just follow these four simple steps, you too can achieve gift-giving greatness for the upcoming holiday gauntlet that waits just beyond Halloween!
I now realize that perhaps my stunning revelation was more like the desperate gasp of a few overexcited neurons coming down from my caffeine high. I wholeheartedly apologize to everyone involved. Honestly, though, I still think movies are a great gift for any occasion. The chances are if you liked a film -- and it's not too obscure -- somebody else is going to like it, too. Just make sure it's age appropriate and be sensitive about controversial topics or subject matter.
Do you have any movie recommendations that would make good gift suggestions? Keep in mind that I have absolutely no standards. It can be scary, cheesy or just plain weird, and I'll probably still like it.
Posted by Paul Sanders