Movies

Aug. 8th, 2010 08:16 pm
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Being Human Season 2: I am so over on-screen vampires, and the proof is that I downloaded this while it was airing in the fall, but despite having loved the first season, I only watched one episode until just now. I liked parts of it, but I was super bored by the vampire power struggles that seemed to take up so much of the season.

Big Bang Theory Season 2: Funny! Frankly, that's all I really remember, and I'm fine with that.

Bones Season 3 & 4: Still loving these, although I though season 4 was weaker than the others -- I felt like accuracy in character was too often dropped for a bit of farce.

The Class: I thought I wrote about this already, but I guess not? The Class is a French movie about a year in a public high school in a diverse neighbourhood of Paris. The kids are actual high school students who were gathered together for a summer for improvisatory sessions, and the script was built around that, so it's like a scripted documentary. It was interesting.

Date Night: We were *trying* to go see a documentary about a pastry chef competition, but apparently so was everyone else, so we went to this instead. Not super memorable, but it was entertaining with some very funny bits.

DaVinci's Inquest season 2: I love Nicholas Campbell and his character of DaVinci the coroner. The season, though, got a bit weak in the middle when it was mostly death-of-the-week. It was much better at the beginning and the end when the focus was at least in part on the disappearance of all the prostitutes.

An Education: This was fabulous! Super fantastic. The cast was amazing.

Fantastic Mr. Fox: This was also fantastic, in a totally different way. I loved the animation style, and the almost laid-back writing.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Any of the Harry Potter movies that have come out at Christmas, I've seen with my parents as the traditional Christmas Eve movie, so I figured I should watch this one before this Christmas (when the next one comes out)! It was fun. I'd pretty much forgotten the book, so that was interesting. It did feel a bit rushed at the end, though.

Il y a longtemps que je t'aime: A French movie about a woman who goes to live with her sister and family after being in prison for many years. I liked it. Kristen Scott Thomas was great.

In the Loop: Proof that you should never watch movies you actually *want* to see on a plane - I saw about 30 min of this and couldn't get into it at all, despite it being totally my thing. But it was clearly the plane talking, because I thoroughly enjoyed it this time around. Talky, politically cynical, very clever.

King of Kensington season 1: This was the seminal Canadian sitcom, starting in 1975, the first (I believe) to really revel in its Canadianness. It's about a guy and his wife, living in the multicultural Kensington neighbourhood of Toronto, plus his (multicultural) friends and his very conservative mother. The humour is very of its time and didn't really grab me, but I loved all the current events and references to local politicians and media people.

Red Dwarf: Back to Earth: You guys, this was pretty terrible, even for someone who was at one point a giant fan of Red Dwarf (see username). Ouch.

Valley of the Dolls & Plan 9 From Outer Space: I've stuck these 2 together because they are proof that cult B-movies should really only be seen in large groups, so you don't notice how bad they really are. Watching by myself, I didn't actually finish either one.

Zombieland: Super funny, but too gory for me. So my appreciation of the movie was a bit roller-coaster-y.

I feel like I saw something else - in the theatre maybe? Although I never go to the movies. Hmmm. Also, it occurs to me that I talk about the TV that I watch on DVD, but I don't talk about the TV I download and watch during the season. Huh.

Date: 2010-08-09 05:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marginalia.livejournal.com
back to earth was really awful, but i enjoyed it way more than i did the doctor who special from the same weekend.

Date: 2010-08-10 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarcasma.livejournal.com
Re: Bones, "I felt like accuracy in character was too often dropped for a bit of farce", THIS! I love the show but now and then I can't help going "OK, that character would never say that." Like the writers thought of a great line that didn't fit at all and just couldn't resist putting it in anyway.

I wish I'd seen Date Night -- I was too late to get to it in theatres.

We should do the Despicable Me thing, though. Ja??

Date: 2010-08-10 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sarcasma.livejournal.com
Yes, V is definitely interested and it looks to me like the best of the recent Michael-Cera-IS-Awkward-Boy genre, so we're in!

Date: 2010-08-11 12:59 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] starfishchick
Date Night was pretty funny in parts - some of it was too slap-stick for me, I would have preferred more conversation between the two leads and less car chases, but it is worth the price of rental, or Zipping.

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