As I routinely watched the most recently released movies a while back, I came upon The Lives of Others. I immediately pulled up a new tab on my browser and navigated to our Netflix cue to add it. Not too long later, I read a post about the same movie on my friend Danielle's personal blog. Good confirmation. Last night, we watched said movie; it was excellent indeed. Afterwards, I wanted re-read Danielle's thoughts and so began backtracking on her blog to find the original post. I kept going. And going. And going. Finally, there it was -- I glanced at the date. February 2007. When the movie came out. Almost two years ago. I laughed in astonishment. Unbelievable.
All this to say two things: The Lives of Others is a great movie, and if it still happens to be floating around your Netflix cue, you should bump it up; also -- gone are the days of Wes and I seeing a movie in a timely fashion.