Movies to watch instead of the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl is today. I don’t care. If you’re like me, here are some alternative viewing suggestions.

The movies are available through OnDemand for Comcast customers.

Appaloosa” (2008): Western fans rejoice! Ed Harris stars and directs this simply told oater about an old-school gun for hire and his weirdly quiet sidekick (Viggo Mortensen). Together they take on evil landowner/rising political star Jeremy Irons.

It’s a quirky character study, with shades of “The Ballad of Cable Hogue.” Don’t view it expecting any “3:10 to Yuma” action set pieces. 

The “Appaloosa” trailer:


Hellboy 2: The Golden Army” (2008): Thoroughly entertaining popcorn flick that’s not as dumb as, say, “Spiderman.” If ever there was a guy born to play a role, it is Ron Perlman as Hellboy.


“Man on Wire” (2008): A documentary about obsessive tight rope walker Philippe Petit, who, for reasons known only to Philippe and his accomplices, snuck into the World Trade Center in 1974, tied a wire to both towers, then walked across. You will not be able to stop watching this movie.



“American Movie” (1999) Please, if you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing it, get your hands on this documentary.



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