Monday, September 19, 2011

Movies movies movies (aka Von's boring weekend)

So, L was out of town this past weekend, and likely is in the process of kicking me to the curb (more on that another day)
Which worked out well, because one of my bosses needed me to do some work over the weekend.
And by some, I mean a lot of mind numbing researchy stuff.
So I thought
'Hey! I can finally watch those two movies I've had from Netflix since June!'
I am so not kidding. What, I get busy a  lot.
First up?
The Social Network. I liked this movie. I dare say I even liked it more than I thought I was going to like it.
Followed by:
The Kids are All Right. Or whatever the fuck it's called. I stopped caring by about minute 29. Needless to say, I hated this movie, and everything about it. I guess it's cool to name your kid Laser. I guess. Ok, no, it's actually not cool at all. Hated this so much, I want that time back.
Since I was on a movie kick, I ordered Paul on the tv.
I was SO disappointed in this! I am a huge Simon Pegg/Nick Frost fan. I will watch Hot Fuzz, Spaced, or Shaun of the Dead over and over and over and over.
Hated Paul. Perhaps because I hate Seth Rogen, and he voices the alien, but no, I think it was way more than that.
Looking for some movie redemption, and a break from working, went to see Contagion.
Great movie. Saw it with a friend who has a Master's degree in Public Health.
She filled me in on how very realistic it was.
Remembered my shitty health year I've been having.
Went home and googled "bubble". No such luck.  I now have hand sanitizer containers just about Everywhere.


Jennifer said...

No, Paul was no Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, but I enjoyed it and watched it many times over the course of a week. There was just a lot of silliness that appealed to me.

I still opt for a good long hand washing over the sanitizer if I can.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Mother Nature wanted us to have germs.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

needs more zombies, TLAP Day or not.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I guess it's cool to name your kid Laser.

Either that or Eastern European.

Brando said...

I can't see Contagion because I'll get paranoid and Banana Republic doesn't make fashionable hazmat suits.

Snag said...

I liked the Kids are All Right alright, but maybe that's because almost all of the movies I've watched recently have sucked so bad. It seems like I can hardly find anything even remotely interesting. So instead I rot in front of far more football than I care about.

Kathleen said...

I just saw it last week and surprisingly liked Paul a lot. I was shocked that it hadn't been more successful.

I too am afraid to see Contagion.