Independence Day (rinse and repeat)

Now I know it is past and not July 4th, but do others know this? What I mean is that it seems that the entire year on satellite/cable they have been repeating the movie Independence Day over and over and over again. Now I'm not a movie snob for the most part and I don't hate this movie, but is it really the only option for movie and tbs ilk channels? Heck I saw this film when it first came out at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. A good example of a summer action movie I suppose, but damn it seems like everyday I look at the t.v. guide and there it is-nooooo. It's like Jason from the Halloween series, it won't stay down. Do I really need to see it this often 12 years after its release and it has already been on t.v. a gazillion times? It was on two channels last night and it will be again this weekend. Are there really no other movies made in the last 12 years? They don't even have to be great just good movies. Anything that could be shown in I.D.'s place. Heck you don't, and I'm actaully encouraging this , even have to have Will Smith (see I Robot, I Am Legend, Shark Tale, Men in Black and Bad Boys II, Wild Wild West....etc.) in it.

Here is a small list off the top of my head:

Serenity (2005)
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
Touching the Void (2003)
25th Hour (2002)
Equilibrium (2002)
Shaolin Soccer (2002)
Band of Brothers (2001) (mini)
Unbreakable (2000)
Iron Giant, The (1999)
Payback (1999)
Bowfinger (1999)
eXistenZ (1999)
Red Violin, The (1998)
From the Earth to the Moon" (1998) (mini)
Dark City (1998)
Rounders (1998)
Great Expectations (1998)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Princess Mononoke (1997)

Now some do get some air play, but not like I.D. Hey how about even some older movies that deserve more play time:

Get Shorty (1995)
Crumb (1994) (documentary)
Postino, Il (1994)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Trois couleurs: Bleu (1993)
Sneakers (1992)
Singles (1992) (Takes Me Back to Seattle)
The Fisher King (1991)
The Commitments (1991)
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
The Grifters (1990)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Say Anything... (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
The Big Picture (1989)
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Evil Dead II (1987)
Swimming to Cambodia (1987)
Explorers (1985)
Breaking Away (1979)

You can easily find details and more movie options at IMDB (Internet Movie DataBase). The bottom line of what I'm saying is, "Mix it up a little Mr. Movie Programmer, there are plenty of other good movies out there... ass."

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