Inspired by George, over at “George Watches Things”, I am going to embark on a series of “best of” lists. But I’m going to do genres, for a couple of reasons. First of all, George does a great and interesting set of decade lists already, and secondly, I cannot always compare movies from two different genres alongside each other. So, I’ll be doing a series of best of genre lists, beginning later this week or next. Oh, and my lists won’t actually be “best of” lists; they’ll be “my favorites” lists, because who am I to determine what’s better than what? But I sure can talk about my favorites!
Today I want to talk about one of my favorite science fiction films of all time. It is a hardly heard of film called Robot Stories, and I’m ecstatic to see that it is available on Netflix, albeit DVD only. I saw it many years ago (actually it was 2003) in an independent movie theater and figured I’d never get to see it again. But that was in the pre-Netflix days, and now it’s comfortably sitting near the top of my queue, waiting for me. For those of you who don’t like to go into things blind, you can read a little about it at IMDb. I highly recommend watching this – you will not be disappointed! And if you are, let me know and I’ll gladly publicly apologize to you. It’s sure to make my “Favorite Science Fiction movies of all time” list, so watch it now so that when the list comes out you don’t have to say, “Gee, I’ve never heard of that one…”. But if you’re going to add it to your Netflix queue, don’t put it right at the top. I don’t know how many copies they have, and I don’t want you screwing up my delivery times, okay?