I went and saw ‘Basic’ tonight, a movie that’s anything but.  Good ol’ John Travolta reminded me a bit of the friendly fellow he played in “The Genral’s Daughter”, mind you, it could have been because the former movie was a bit like the latter; that and “Courage Under Fire”.  All in all I thought it was very good, with a variety of twists and other assorted bends.  Much better than the last movie I saw; “Bulletproof Monk”… sorry kid, dog was rabid, had to put it down.