Recently my friend Orangerful and I decided to separately watch and blog about Star Trek: The Next Generation (hereafter referred to as TNG). The show was a big part of her childhood, but since I’m a few years older, I had grown up with the original series (TOS), longing for its return. That happened in 1987 with the announcement of TNG.
With one film to go, Beckie and I are almost finished with The Beckie Project, so it’s time for another project, this time with my co-worker Orangerful Sam: The Star Trek: The Next Generation Project.
If you missed the previous installments of The Beckie Project, or are wondering what the heck it is, you can get caught up with Part I and Part II. Continuing now with Part III:
Beckie’s pick for me: King Corn (doc. 2007) directed by Aaron Woolf
My pick for Beckie: Fish Tank (2009) directed by Andrea Arnold
If you missed the Part I of The Beckie Project, you can discover what it’s all about here. It’s now time to move on to our second round of films:
Beckie’s pick for me: The ‘Burbs (1989) directed by Joe Dante
My pick for Beckie: Locke (2013) directed by Steven Knight
I guess it’s obvious to anyone reading this blog that I love talking about movies and will do it anywhere, anytime, even at work. I’ve often exchanged movies with co-workers, discussed them, and enjoyed the conversations that ensued. So when my co-worker Beckie expressed an interest in such an exchange, how could I say no?
Now Beckie knows the kind of movies I watch, which is practically anything, but I tend to favor film noir, classic movies, international cinema, or things that are slightly off (or far off) the beaten path. When I recently told her my intention to watch the 13-hour Out 1 (in French, with English subtitles), she sat in her office shaking her head and waving her hands. “I have the movie tastes of a 14-year-old boy,” she said.