19 January 2008

Home Alone Pt2 -- Snow Daze


Sarah and Eleanor were supposed to make it back today, but were getting snow here so they decided to wait until tomorrow to return and let this front move on to the east. I am really missing them; I have all week. But it was a rough week at work, so perhaps it was best they missed out on my grumpyness.

I watched a lot of TV and movies this week. Here's a quick recap:
The Sarah Connor Chronicles -- Good stuff. I think this show has lots of promise. I have this wild theory about the Oedipal nature of John Connor, his mom, and an attractive cyborg, but that piece of literary genius will have to wait.

Comanche Moon -- This prequel to Lonesome Dove featured great acting -- Val Kilmer was very good, while Karl Urban and Steve Zahn performed admirably in roles made famous by Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duvall. Too bad the story was a meandering mess. Six hours of mini-series and they couldn't find some narrative thread to hold it all together?

25th Hour -- This was really good. It's nice to see Spike Lee branching out a bit with this and Inside Man.

We Jam Econo - It was really neat to learn about and hear The Minutemen. iTunes has all their stuff. Go get it.

Shoot 'Em Up -- This was NOT GOOD. I know, it tried to be purposefully over the top and extreme, but it just ended up being silly. Still, it had Monica Belluci.

Cloverfield -- Tried to see this at the theatre last night with some friends. Notice I said "tried". Stupid shaky-cam. I had to leave about 35 minutes in or I would have thrown up all over the teenagers in front of me. Too bad, because it looked cool.

Unfortunately, I am now out of movies and am dangerously close to finishing my book. What will happen if I am stuck at home with no entertainment and no family? Ahhhhhh!!

2 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your misadventure with Cloverfield, I'm really looking forward to seeing it. Did you get sick while watching Blare Witch Project as well? Maybe when it comes out on DVD you can watch it at home on a tv screen instead of the big movie screen.

    I meant to watch Sarah Conner Chronicles, but missed it. As usual for me and tv shows I want to watch, I'll probably wait for the DVD.

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  2. Looks like you aren't the only one who had issues with Cloverfield's shaky-cam: http://lenwein.blogspot.com/2008/01/think-i-might-buy-stock-in-dramamine.html

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