Well, it's summer again. That means my Netflix queue is going to be getting a workout. And since I'm trying to find a sort of schedule to post, I thought I'd make Wednesday the day for what I'm watching, whether it's from Netflix, in the theater or on tv. So here we go...
Larry Crown: I love Julia Roberts. I love Tom Hanks. But I don't love this movie. It's okay. But that's it. It's slow and kinda tedious.
Angel season 4: I'm not totally done with season 4, I'm about halfway through right now. But for me... not loving it right now. I love Angel. And I even love Angelus so it doesn't bother me that they took Angel's soul out. But I do not like the way the show is going in this season. At the end of season 2 I felt this way also, but they turned it around through season 3. I don't mind Connor. I do mind that Conner had sex with Cordelia. That's just disgusting. And I don't like Gunn and Fred being together. Where did that come from? It was always obvious that Wesley was falling in love with her. But Gunn? That came out of left field. And Wesley sleeping with Lilah? I don't like good guys sleeping with evil women. It's just wrong. She's a bad person, and he needs to stay away from her. I dunno. I hope it turns around. Cause at this rate, I'm not sure I'll watch season 5 and that makes me very sad because I love Angel, Wesley and Lorne.
In Search of Beethoven: I don't know all that much about any of the classic composers so this was pretty much all new info for me. I only really knew that Beethoven was deaf. The man was a creeper. And very odd. But so absolutely brilliant at composing. This documentary is filled with his music: it's showcased throughout, but also plays as background music during the interviews with the experts. Some of the experts irritated me because of their looks (not brushing hair, disgusting teeth) or the way they were sitting (I do not need to see your arm pit, please sit up straight, put your arm down and look at the camera) but they were all extremely knowledgeable about what they were talking about. If you're interested in classical music at all, I suggest you watch this.
Dollhouse season 2: I am really beginning to appreciate the brilliance that is Joss Whedon. I only have two complaints about this show: the show should have been on cable so that some of the story lines could have been explored more fully and that Joss needs to stay away from Fox. This is the second time that I know of (Firefly being the first) that Fox canceled a really great show of his unfairly. Otherwise, I loved the show. I loved the characters and the plots. I liked the examinations of the moral issues.
Inspector Morse - The Dead of Jericho: Netflix seems to suggest a lot of British crime shows lately. And sometimes the shows are great like Hamish Macbeth (ok it's Scottish, close enough) but this was bad. Really bad. I didn't like it. It was confusing and slow. And someone was pretending to be someone else. And someone committed suicide. And there was a chance that a woman was sleeping with her son. It was weird and not entertaining.
Deep Sea IMAX: Man, I always miss these shows when they're in the theater. And that totally bums me out. The imagery was absolutely gorgeous. This show could be watched on mute and would be worth it. Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet narrate it. Johnny is great. He's got the perfect documentary voice. Kate on the other hand is kind of annoying. Not quite sure why. Her accent isn't hard to understand. She's doesn't have a whiny voice. But she was still annoying.
Grand Prix: I got the movie because it has James Garner. But the movie was... Eh. It's about Formula 1 racing. And I'm not a fan. Maybe the movie is really great for F1 fans, but I didn't like it. The racing scenes were okay. But the plot was sucky. It seemed like the majority of the movie was about people sleeping with people who were not their spouses or significant others. Call me a prude if you want, but that doesn't float my boat. The racing scenes were the high point, and those weren't enough to carry the movie for me, because, hey, not an F1 fan.
Rebecca: Somehow I made it to just a few months ago without ever having seen a Hitchcock movie. And I have to say that I was extremely deprived. I can usually predict what's going to happen but the movies are still so great that they keep me enthralled till the very end. And I loved this movie. That housekeeper was just so damned weird. And I loved that instead of showing Rebecca's death, he moved the camera so you could picture it yourself. Genius. Absolute genius.
Alright, that's it for now. Sorry it was so long.