Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Moviewatcher's Guide to My Weekend

Sometimes, when I don't post for a while, it's because there's too little going on.

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:

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.


Mike said...

The movie with the biggest gap between people who have seen it and people who should have seen it is The Road to Wellville.

Joe said...

I don't know if you're a fan of Michael Shannon (he plays a creepy former Treasury agent in Boardwalk Empire), but check out Taking Shelter if you get a chance.
I suppose it goes good with your them of being holed up inside for a few days.

Joe said...

I meant "theme" in that last line. But you probably knew that.