Thursday, December 13, 2007

Miscellany

So my semester is officially over, I have a 14 day vacation coming up and I'm ready to watch a shit-ton of movies. The only thing that could possibly be better is if Netflix finally started to offer Watch it Now for Macs...

A couple things I have been watching, have not been watching, and will be watching:

-The Mist, despite a few minor flaws, fully lived up to my expectations. Still not sure how I feel about the ending. That first time when the bug reared up on its bug hindquarters and showed all those spiny things gave me chills, and I jumped at one point in the whole pharmacy sequence and knocked soda onto my fiance's lap. It was thoroughly awesome. There is a great feature at the Onion AV Club that details the differences between the movie and the story much more thoroughly than I possibly could.

-Last Saturday I wasn't feeling too well and, flipping through the channels, I came across Jon and Kate + 8. Always interested in reality freakshows in the vein of Engaged and Underage, I kept watching, only to find that it was really really boring. Who cares about kids getting haircuts? I was left with the following impressions: I've never seen a man with such a look of utter resignation as Jon. That scene in the credits where it shows her belly full of 6 children--why, God, why? And I really love the little guy with the glasses. Still, I don't see why anyone would want to watch this.

-In the Land of Women is still sitting on top of my TV, along with a boring documentary about Kennedy that I certainly didn't pick. I was planning to watch Heavy Metal Parking Lot tonight, which I have been dying to see for years, but Netflix didn't send it. Stupid sexy Netflix. I also want to try to see Juno over the weekend.

So like I said, I am going to be watching like infinity movies from now til the end of the year, so please do post your suggestions!

9 comments:

AY@tes said...

I've been wanting to see the Mist ever since I heard it was coming, but it was only in Theatres here for a week, which was coincidently the same week that I was working nights.

In The Land of Women, wasn't a bad movie though it didn't live up to my expectations, although the acting was fantastic, the ending didn't seem to fit with the rest of the story.

Steven said...

I'd suggest David Lynch's Inland Empire.

Marie said...

i rented heavy metal parking lot at some point during the last year and let me tell you, friend, it does not disappoint.

the dvd comes with bonus "neil diamond parking lot" which i think i actualy like better than hmpl. possibly because i like dr. diamond better than heavy metal.

Andrea said...

Stupid Netflix inexplicably sent me the Man in the Moon with Reese Witherspoon (as opposed to The Man ON the Moon with Jim Carrey) instead of Heavy Metal Parking Lot. I am perturbed.

Film Scholar said...

The Mist was GREAT those creatures were pretty freaky looking.My friend is deathly afraid of spiders and she went with me to see it. Needless to say she wasn't very happy with the whole pharmacy scene.

The Fiji Mermaid said...

Have you read the short story "The Mist".

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