And sometimes, it's because there's too much.
This time, both. Sorry 'bout that.
But you may have heard there was a huge snowstorm up here. I have been mostly (though not entirely) homebound since Friday afternoon, and have taken advantage of the opportunity to do a little cleaning up and a lot of catching up on my Netflix queue. In lieu of a real post, then, some thoughts on the movies I've seen in the last few days.
Movies I do not recommend, especially if you're a woman in your 30s or 40s who lives alone and has an overactive imagination:
Movies I do recommend, especially if you are a queer woman who has suffered through a lot of horrible lesbian movies and just wants one sweet story that is not so terrible:
Movies that I also watched, with a few words about each:
- Swimming with Sharks (1994) (People are complicated, and bosses are awful.)
- Heartburn (1986) (Wonderful cast. Virtually no plot.)
- The Man in the Net (1959)* (Kids help a fugitive, who is wanted for killing Morticia Addams.)
- Come Blow Your Horn (1963) (Womanizing never pays, except when it does.)
- Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)** (The title — and year — pretty much say it all.)
- Walking and Talking (1996) (Catherine Keener is pretty, but she and Anne Heche are both boring.)
Movie I will likely watch next, because when Netflix recommends something Korean, I tend to take it seriously:
Movies I wanted to watch because someone mentioned it yesterday, but couldn't legally without paying Amazon for the privilege, and I didn't want to watch it that much:
Questions? Comments? What are you watching that I should add to the list?
* This one came closest of the also-rans to getting a recommendation from me. There was something just a little weird about both Alan Ladd and Morticia Jones — and maybe all the adult actors.
** Observe that this one did not make that first category. That is how awful-feeling Dreams of a Life was. It's not a bad documentary, I just wish I hadn't watched it. It's actually pretty good.