Today Esme and I watched "25th Hour", a movie directed by Spike Lee. It gives the viewer a peek in the life of a man, a day before he goes to jail for seven years. The movie reminded me a lot of "21 grams", a movie I like a lot. I really liked the acting, and how real (to me) the characters were.
If you like 25th hour, but haven't seen 21 grams, go see it. If you have seen 21 grams, give the 25th hour a try, you might really like it.
Related: the installation of the videocard I now use on the computer somehow stopped PowerDVD. Which is good, since I really didn't like this program. I watched this movie using VideoLAN, and it skips all the anti-piracy messages, copyright blah, blah, etc. Which is good. Imagine that every music CD started with audio messages telling you that piracy is bad, who made the CD, etc. and there was no way to skip this. I hope the film industry gets a clue one day, but I am not holding my breath.
The program was recommended some time ago to me by Andreja, but I didn't install it back then, which I should have, since it would have saved me quite some viewing frustration. I rent a lot of DVDs legally, yet it's a pain in the ass to get to the very start of the movie.