The Hunger Games - Could have been better, even considering that I wasn't overly fond of the series. I thought they blew an opportunity by explaining the Hunger Games with a series of title cards, and they made a couple of plot changes that I didn't like.
Snow White and the Huntsman - Very cool. Interesting special effects, although you could tell it was tainted by Avatar.
06-26-2012 12:02 PM
Originally Posted by infinite monkey
...and the kid who played the little boy was darling.
07-03-2012 11:50 AM
Resurrect The Dead
Documentary about the Toynbee Tiles. Thank you netflix instant!
07-03-2012 12:27 PM
Any good insight into the Toynbee Tiles? It's been years since I've seen one. They have all been paved over around here.
07-03-2012 12:45 PM
Close brushes with insights, typical documentary, but definitely interesting. A new Toybee tile showed up in the crosswalk at the Valley Forge Shopping Center, near Kinkos last year. I think I posted about it.
07-08-2012 05:36 PM
The hungry rabbit jumps.
07-09-2012 01:00 PM
Documentary weekend, watched a new one on the Manson Murders, a 2009 NBC news thing on Jonestown, and a Sundance winner called Facing the Habit, also a documentary, about a heroin user who goes for ibogaine treatment.
Okay, there were some non-documentaries too ... Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars and xxxHolic (entire series),
Pico and ME
07-09-2012 03:17 PM
The Hunter with with William Defoe. My husband rented it thinking that it would be more an action type movie....I mean it does show a picture of Defoe with a gun, so I dont blame him for being fooled. But Im glad he was. I like slower paced less obvious movies, but I cant get him to watch them with me. LOL.
07-09-2012 04:38 PM
I hated the ending of "The Hunter". Hated it.
Pico and ME
07-09-2012 07:52 PM
I was ambivilant about the ending. Yeah, it was sad, but it was also good in a way too.
07-17-2012 12:38 PM
I've been watching the anime series, Full Metal Panic!
It's kind of a combination between magical girl, high school, and military mecha anime. I'm not sure that I get it, but I'm having fun with it.
Netflix often recommends stuff based on my recent watching. Not necessarily the best way to find something I'll like, since recently I watched a lot of anime, MST3K, and documentaries on the Manson family and Jonestown ...
So, the recommender offered me an hour long "web series" called The Confession, which turned out to be pretty amazing. It stars Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt, and was quite unexpectedly good.
I'm also watching Place of Execution, which is a Masterpiece Theater mystery based on a book by Val McDermid (but isn't part of the Wire in the Blood stories).
07-17-2012 06:32 PM
We've recently figured out that "How I Met Your Mother" is actually as funny as people say it is.
Also, "Big Bang Theory" is funny, but not as funny as the above. Pacing and line delivery are too slow. But everyone I know loves Sheldon, for obvious reasons.
Also also, we started watching "The Walking Dead," a moderately high-budget zombie drama. It's been predictable so far, but we're only a couple of episodes in, so hopefully things will branch out soon.
07-17-2012 08:36 PM
Heh, I'm watching reruns of HIMYM right now. :)
09-07-2012 12:04 PM
I got a 5 dollar copy of Platoon. I haven't seen it since it came out.
Also does anyone remember the show The White Shadow? I have the first season on DVD. That was one of THE shows when it was on. I can't wait to see if it's as good as I remember it. I'm sure it will seem a bit dated but that's to be expected. Of course, all my girlfriends LOVED Salami (Timothy Van Patten) and there was a guy who played basketball at a school in our district who looked a bit like him and I had the hugest crush...he was pretty famous in the basketball around here, he was really good.
09-07-2012 12:09 PM
And: I just read that Jackie Cooper won an emmy for his direction of The White Shadow. Interesting.
I also see that Jackie Cooper died last year. I don't remember that being noted anywhere?