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!