Thursday, June 11, 2009

Current Entertainment

Has most entertainment just gone down the tubes? I've been away from civilization for a while, but it hasn't been that long.

We rented No Country for Old Men. Sometimes it's good to go in to a movie not knowing anything about it. For example, I thought this was a western movie. It is not. It was scary with no music and hours long. But Tommy Lee Jones is funny.

Then we heard Joss Whedon singing on NPR. Apparently he has this online mini-show, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. It's worth watching mostly because it requires no commitment (45 minutes) and everyone likes Neil Patrick Harris (and evidently I like actors with three names). But Mr. Whedon, you are a man of significant success and many talents. Signing is not one of them.

I really wanted to see Star Trek in IMAX but it wasn't meant to be. But I was really, really excited to see it. The series kind of fizzled with me after the Next Generation, and my experience with the original series was pretty limited to a couple movies, guest appearances, and a long-gone display that used to reside under the planetarium before the remodel. It was such a good movie that I could forgive some of the original storyline changes. Some of them. I even hope they make more. So go spend some money on it!

Normally we stick to the Office and 10 Items or Less, but we gave the pilot episode of Glee a try 'cause our regulars are on hiatus. First: yes, that really is an eerily accurate depiction of high school. By the adults. The kids are over-dramatized and strangely balanced in diversity. Second: I've been out of high school just shy of 10 years. They've been good years. Don't particularly need to relive it.

Guess I'm just left with watching the last five minutes of the Lakers games.

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