King of Kong – documentary – Hell yes you should watch this. I strongly recommend this film to everyone; it’s about a lot more than video games. I’m not surprised that the story is being adapted into a feature film as well. The story is a classic good guy versus bad guy, david v goliath, etc, et al. You’ll quickly get sucked into the world of arcade game records. Very compelling.
Cocaine Cowboys – documentary – Good history of the rise of cocaine in Miami, especially how the trade pumped billions of dollars into the local economy. Everything was kosher until one crazy lady started killing anyone and everyone who offended her, and the government was forced to step in and go after the traffickers. Before the violence, everyone seemed happy with the situation. Interesting side note – one of the main traffickers discussed taking boats loaded with coke through the Haulover Causeway, and he rented an apartment in the Harbor House (which overlooked the causeway) to spot customs and DEA boats on patrol. The Harbor House was where my wife and I lived back in 2000…great memories. Too bad they tore it down (which was also shown in the movie). Not the best doc I’ve ever seen, but good, and it definitely had a special appeal for me.