Well it’s only 17:00 but today wasn’t bad by any measure. It wasn’t spectaular or anything, but I think the dread I felt when I saw my bulk folder was unnecessary. I watched 5 episodes of “Two Fat Ladies” today (and another 7 in the last two days, on top of 6 I watched last week), and it’s actually a pretty decent show, so, bulk folder be damned, today was not horrible. Yet.
Sorry kids, I have just been busy. Well, I guess not “busy” so much as “lazy”. Anyway, I will write all sorts of bullshit on Friday or this weekend to make up for it. In the meantime, here are some quick reviews for movies I’ve seen in the last few weeks:
The Mist: If you aren’t already spoiled then it’s worth a watch. I was thinking “Half-Life ripoff” but then realized that it’s based on a book written before Half-Life was made and then confirmed on Wiki that the novella The Mist was actually part of the inspiration for Half-Life, so rock on. Check it out if you’re bored.
Awake: Bleh. In a film where the main character has a lot of voice over, it seems they sought out the most uninteresting person ever to read it (Anakin Skywalker). The beginning sucks, I should’ve turned it off. In the middle it picks up a bit and I started thinking it could turn into a good movie, but then the end happened, which brought the suckitude full circle. Don’t bother.
The Ruins: Another one where it’s best to go in completely unspoiled. I knew NOTHING about this movie going into it other than the most basic set-up (American kids go to see Mayan ruins) and I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I will not spoil anything for you. See it in theaters.
21: Eh. It’s pretty slick and has a lot of cool moments, but everything good has an equally bad part. Cool story, terrible script; snazzy editing, horrible sound design; Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth. I’d call this one a rental.
I’m off to Indiana until Thursday night to see the Sony disc manufacturing facility. Should be fun?