August 6th, 2010
I am sure most people are familiar with the phrase, “you never have a second chance to make a first impression.” Typically this is said to someone before a momentous occasion: upon going on a job interview,or a first date, or even that first time you order a complicated coffee drink from Starbucks. Bones season 1, you are lucky I am a person that believes in looking past first impressions. Very lucky.
For those who have yet to see the first episode of this season, let me explain. Forty four seconds in, a main character flashes an airport worker. This threw me off a bit. She flashed him because she asked him if a flight arrived while he was on the phone. He gave the “give me a second” gesture, and she responded by tearing open her shirt. While this, of course, establishes her as the wacky, impulsive female sidekick, it seems a bit extreme. Who flashes someone to find out if a flight landed? It seems like a waste of a flash to me.
August 3rd, 2010
Don’t ask me how I found the film I Sell the Dead. Maybe my Ron Perlman indicator script went off, thus adding all of his films to my queue. Or, I could have been on grave robbing movie kick after I read the book Stiff. All I know is that it popped up in my queue and somehow made its way to the top. That leads me to today’s review.
I Sell the Dead stars Dominic Monaghan as Arthur, an 18th Century grave robber awaiting execution for his crimes. Ron Perlman costars as a priest who encourages Arthur to confess. As he recounts his past, Arthur explains that he not only had encounters with the dead, but the undead as well. He and his partner also had run-ins with a rival grave robbing gang with even more unscrupulous ethics. Thus, I have explained the entire film in four sentences.
July 28th, 2010
Today I removed Primeval Season 3 from my watch instantly list, reducing the total to 202 from 203. Now, before you get the idea that I watched 10 straight hours of this BBC sci-fi/fantasy series in one day (which would be on the border between really cool and really sad), let me clarify that I actually started this season a few weeks back.
Netflix recommended the series to me, so I decided to give it a whirl. It took me a few episodes to actually get into the first season, but once I did, I found myself strangely hooked. Slowly and methodically I made my way through seasons 1 & 2 (conveniently lumped together by Netflix). When I finished, I decided to add the third season to my queue.