Recently I watched Babel and have also been catching-up on a fair amount of TV.
Babel was really good – I like stories that consist of seemingly unrelated events that progressively merge into one. It gives a far greater meaning to the overall story as you get to see it from all angles – someone once said (when talking about stories that people tell you) that there’s 3 sides to each story… there’s your side, there’s the other persons side… then there’s the truth. No matter how honest you are, and how much you try not to exaggerate, each story will always contain emotions that are unique to the teller of that story – so movies that explore these emotions intrigue me. Magnolia is another great movie which is quite similar in style.
As for TV… I finished watching the end of season 2 of My Name Is Earl, season 2 and 3 of Veronica Mars, season 3 of House and season 1 of Heroes. Heroes is excellent and I can’t wait to see where season 2 takes us. I’ve also started watching the first season of Arrested Development – in my opinion not as funny as Earl, but still very good.
I’m still yet to finish watching the end of season 3 of Entourage and want to try and have a Pirates of the Caribbean marathon sometime this weekend too.