Here I sit, staring at a blank post, trying to think of something to say. Preferably something witty and intelligent, something like “Oy with the poodles already!”1 but not that.
Dave’s much anticipated Movie Marathon was a few weeks back, and it was a highly enjoyable 24 hours (as usual). I can’t add much to what Dave and Jorge already said, except that I TOTALLY called who patient zero was in [REC] before anyone else, and I was only one of three people to make it all the way through Human Centipede.2 For the record, I’m not proud of that accomplishment – it’s an hour and a half of my life I want scrubbed from my memory banks.
This intense glut of movie watching has lead to a flurry of my own movie watching lately. This weekend alone, I watched Iron Man 2 (meh), John Carpenter’s The Thing (love!), The Spirit (hate!), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (love! – with some reservations3 ). I also started watching Six Reasons Why and Primer through Netflix, and intend to go back and finish them sometime soon.
(Here’s the thing: I’m quite enjoying my Netflix subscription. Sure, there’s not a lot of current programs on, and you have to be willing to explore what’s there. I’ve discovered a few programs that were new to me and have loved, a few I knew about – and hadn’t watched – and hated them, and others I knew about but hadn’t been able to watch when they were on and am now all caught up. The function I would like to see available in Netflix Canada, and from what I hear it’s available elsewhere, is a wishlist queue, or somewhere I can tag movies or shows I want to watch later in case I can’t find them later. Right now, the closest thing to that is watching five or ten minutes of it so that it’s in my recently watched queue. The major drawback of that is that the queue gets cleared at the end of the month, so I have to log into my account online the see what I started watching.4 )
But I’m still reading. Real books, and maybe a few ebooks occasionally. Maybe that will be next month’s post.
- tm Gilmore Girls [↩]
- And, as I took great pains to point out, the creation wasn’t a centipede – it was a millipede. This is because it had two limbs per segment and it moved slowly. So there. [↩]
- Namely, I find it too campy in spots, if that’s possible. [↩]
- If this were Twitter, it would have a hastag of #firstworldproblem. [↩]