Otherwise…

sam­bear has been sick, poor baby! He spent his entire week off work being mis­er­able. I’m hop­ing he’s most­ly recov­ered by the time he does return to work on Tuesday.

He has almost no voice, and it hurts to talk, so we haven’t been gaming.

As a result, we’ve watched lots of DVDs. 

I final­ly saw Return of the King. The next day, curiousmay9 went out and got the extend­ed ver­sion, so now I’ll have to watch it all over again to see the 65 min­utes of addi­tion­al footage. I’ve nev­er been impressed with Fro­do and was just annoyed by the lit­tle git this time. Sam­wise is my favorite character.

Eter­nal Sun­shine of the Spot­less Mind isn’t a com­fort­able movie, but it’s a good one. mayre­mi has to be relat­ed to Kate Winslet in some way, as their looks and even man­ner­isms are sim­ply too close to be chance. Eli­jah Wood played a lit­tle creep in it, a role that suits him.

I did­n’t real­ize that I, Robot had noth­ing to do with the Asi­mov nov­el but the name, the name of the main female char­ac­ter, and the fact that there are robots in it. I was­n’t incred­i­bly attached to the nov­el (I’m not a big Asi­mov fan). Like Star­ship Troop­ers, though, I find it annoy­ing to have a movie using the name of a book and the author’s cachet with no real rela­tion to the orig­i­nal story.

We watched all 13 episodes of Fire­fly, some again, some for the first time (for me, any­way). I have trou­ble watch­ing “the last” of some­thing I enjoy, so I’d been putting off watch­ing the last few episodes. They were great, as expect­ed. The end­ing is jar­ring, though, with absolute­ly no res­o­lu­tion of var­i­ous plots. I hope Seren­i­ty takes care of that. The ide­al would be to have some­one buy the show and put it back on TV, but I’m not going to hold my breath.

I was present while oth­ers watched Princess Mononoke Fri­day. I don’t like ani­me, and I’ve seen most of it before, so I was real­ly just enjoy­ing the snuggling.

The Red Vio­lin is anoth­er very good, but not com­fort­able, movie. How many movies have you watched that start in Ital­ian, go to Ger­man, then French, then Chi­nese, and final­ly English? 

Hell­boy was what I expect­ed it to be.

Van Hels­ing was even worse than I feared.

Lady­hawke was every bit as love­ly as I remem­bered it.

The Affair of the Neck­lace was well-done, but I don’t like schemers, so it was hard to like the main characters.

The Eng­lish­man Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Moun­tain was sweet. Has Hugh Grant ever played a char­ac­ter who could utter sim­ple declar­a­tive sen­tences? He’s so hesitant!

Big Trou­ble in Lit­tle Chi­na is always fun.

Blaz­ing Sad­dles isn’t as fun­ny the sec­ond or third time you see it as it was the first time, but it is fine as a funny-one-time.

sam­bear loves LA Sto­ry. I’m not much of a fan, large­ly because of the bad behav­ior of most of the sec­ondary characters.

We final­ly fin­ished watch­ing the third sea­son of Alias, so we’re ready for the begin­ning of the fourth sea­son next week.

And there are still 469 items in our Net­flix queue.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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