Friday, March 21, 2008

Moviemania

Has it been two weeks? Wow, time has certainly flown by.

So what all has been going on since then? All kinds of things...from the usual work-sleep-eat routine which takes up most of our time...dentist appointments, visiting friends and relatives, projects around the house including cleaning out the basement (and it's a big basement!), making old furniture new again (more to come on that soon...) and knitting...to our favorite cold weather activity, movie watching!

Though we are not TV watchers at all, it does seem like during the winter months we both really enjoy sitting down after dinner and watching a movie, either from our collection or a rental. Over the past two weeks, we've watched quite a few. Here a couple of the most recent.


I AM LEGEND: This one we saw in the movie theater when it was first released. We had both read Richard Matheson's short novel on which it was based and the book was better...surprise!...but that being said, they did a pretty decent job of making a movie that for 80% of the running time has one character and almost no dialog. We just watched it again with the "controversial" new ending which Ron liked better. I guess I just saw it as a different end to the story, not better or worse.

AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION: We were shopping at Bull Moose Music in Brunswick and came across this one. We are both big zombie fans so this was an easy choice. It was heralded as "One Of The Best Zombie Movies In Decades" across the front, had a disturbingly creepy cover and was hyped as being a truly disturbing zombie experience, so how could we lose? Well, we lost because we spent $13.00 on a dumb movie that looks like it was made by a bunch of high schoolers that we'll never watch again. Ughhh!


INTO THE WILD: This is another adaptation from book to film and another one that Ron and I both read before seeing. I actually thought they did a great job with this one, capturing the feel of the book and therefore the life of the young man on which it was based. Even the soundtrack which features Eddie Vedder on vocals was the perfect backdrop for the spirit of the movie. I'd definitely recommend this one.


We've also been watching episodes of DRAWN TOGETHER. This show is terribly wrong in so many ways and yet also incredibly smart and funny. If you're not familiar with it, it is a cartoon version of a Big Brother type show, bringing together different types of cartoon characters to live in a house and be "on camera" all the time. There is an egotistical Superman-type character called Captain Hero, a Josie and the Pussycats-type character called Foxxy Love, and a Disney-type Princess named Clara among others. The show tackles all kinds of jaw-droppingly, politically incorrect topics and frequently has us rolling with laughter. Thanks Royce for the recommendation!

And though we've been having a lot of fun with the video watching, we are both definitely ready for warmer weather so we can get out and hike, bike, go four-wheeling, etc... Here's to no more snow!

5 comments:

Mel said...

David and I watched 'Into the Wild' last week, too, and we didn't care for it (despite getting to see Emile Hirsch nekkid). The cinematography was beautiful, but not enough to save what I saw as a story of a disaffected rich kid who went off half-cocked and ill-prepared and killed himself by being stupid. Cynical me found it hard to be too sympathetic.

Matt....... said...

Although I am not a big reader, I do really want to see I am legend...Ken, I'm not sure if I'v got your correct address either so shoot me quick note!

Midwestknitter said...

Hey you!
Here is the link for my blog...not sure what I did, but you know me and computers haha.
http://midwestknitter-midwestknitter.blogspot.com/

Miss ya and think of you each and every day!

~Peace
Ruth-Anne

Midwestknitter said...

HEY!!!

I BET I MISS YOU MORE....HEEHEE
GLAD YOU LIKE MY PROJECTS, THERE ARE MORE ON THE NEEDLES AND I WILL POST PIX AS SOON AS I GET A CHANCE..
FOUND A REALLY NICE YARN PLACE OUT HERE IN BOULDER CALLED SPINDLES, SHUTTLES AND SKEINS...THEY HAVE GREAT STUFF ~ AND GREAT HELPERS ~ AND SINCE I AM PONDERING TEACHING MY LITTLE OLE SELF TO SPIN, THEY HAVE A TON OF SUPPLIES FOR THAT AS WELL..I HAVE A WONDERFUL FRIEND UP IN NEDERLAND, COLORADO WHO HAS AN ALPACA FARM AND SHE HELPS ME OUT WITH MY RAW WOOL...I LOVE THIS PLACE :)
NICE TO SEE ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU ARE WORKING ON, YOU DO SUCH A GOOD JOB, BETTER THAN ME ;)
HOPE THINGS ARE WELL WITH RON, MAYBE WE WILL GET TO MEET SOMEDAY..BEST TO YOU ALWAYS!
I MISS YOU AND THINK OF YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY, AND TALK ABOUT YA TOO...
I MISS OUR KNITTING NIGHT!!! FOUND SOME GROUPS OUT HERE THAT I MAY VISIT TO SEE IF I LIKE IT, BUT IT JUST WON'T BE THE SAME...
ANYWHO...HOPE YOU ARE WELL, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND KEEP ME POSTED ON ALL THE PROGRESS YOU ARE MAKING WITH THE KNITTING...
MORE LATER MY FRIEND...I MISS AND LUV YA TONS AND TONS...
~PEACE

Sean said...

Did you ever see the Charlton Heston film of the same book? It's called The Omega Man. It scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. Now it's mostly scary because it stars Charlton Heston.