Everybody loves a good list. Here are some friends recommendations to pass the time.

Eric Finver: please add Amadeus (a 1984 American period biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and adapted by Peter Shaffer from his stage play Amadeus) to the list of movies to watch.

Vincent Eng: I have been revisiting the Alien films again. Quite interesting watching how successive directors took the story in different directions. I’ve mixed feelings about the Prometheus and Covenant films by Ridley. I really did not like many of the characters in Covenant. I did find them interesting as they became more about David than the aliens themselves. I really hope that Awakening pulls the story together and gives us some answers about the evolution of the Alien xenomorph. I kind of miss Ripley too.

Ken Brandt:
My working list of excellent documentaries…

People / Personalities

Grizzly Man

Gringo:  John McAfee

De Palma

Get Me Roger Stone

The Queen of Versailles

The King of Kong





Enron: Smartest Guys in the Machine

The People v O.J. Simpson

O.J. Made in America

Food, Wine, Art

Jiro Dreams of Sushi


Sour Grapes


Tim’s Vermeer

The Art of the Steal

Art and Craft

Memory: The Origins of Alien


The Civil War

The World Wars

Last Train Home

The Bridge

Wild Wild West

Apollo 11

American Factory


Amanda Knox

O.J. Made in America

The Staircase

Making a Murderer

The Jinx


When We Were Kings

Formula 1:  Drive to Survive



Free Solo

Dawn Wall


Touching the Void

Hoop Dreams

Deep Water

The Summit

More than a Game

The Armstrong Lie

Last Chance U



Lo and Behold

Particle Fever

Dinosaur 13

March of the Penguins


20 Feet from Stardom

Hired Gun

Muscle Shoals

The History of the Eagles

Crossfire Hurricane

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

J. K. Rowling

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Let’s build something together.