Saturday, November 9, 2013
Watching, Playing, Reading #3
the gorgeous sunset above at Golden Gardens last night for my friend's birthday (It totally counts because this is my blog and I make the rules!)
Monsters University: from Redbox when I was recovering from being sick; I loved it and would watch it again. You guys know how I love nice monsters.
Escape from Planet Earth: on Netflix; it's a cute movie about aliens trying to escape from Earth; very silly and perfect to watch when you're sick like I was, because there's not a complicated storyline for you to keep up with
Fangasm: on Hulu; I found out about this show because one of the bloggers I follow is on it! It's about a house full of nerds interning for Stan Lee for his Comikaze. Every episode makes me feel better about humanity. And I refuse to believe it's from the producers of Jersey Shore.
Lawless: not my choice of movie but I watched this with my guy friend, N, and liked it more than I thought I would; I had trouble taking Shia Lebeouf seriously as a bootlegger at first though.
Emily Owens, M.D.: on Netflix; I started watching this because I thought it was a comedy but then I realized it was a medical drama; I kept watching it because I liked the characters and then I stopped watching it when I found out my grandma was going to have heart surgery later in the week, because there are a lot of heart surgeries on this show that sometimes go wrong and I didn't want myself worry about my grandma's surgery any more than I already was. She had a double bypass and it went perfectly and she is recovering nicely, which is a huge relief because nobody even knew she had anything wrong until Monday two weeks ago and she had surgery Friday of the same week.
Love Actually: on Netflix; I hated it and turned it off after 15 minutes and I'm not sorry
Love Birds: on Netflix; a romantic comedy set in New Zealand; I loved it and it made me laugh out loud repeatedly; It's about a man whose girlfriend leaves him and then he finds a wounded duck and becomes attached to it. He starts to fall for the bird expert at the zoo after she helps him out with the duck. Bonus points for no cliched airport scene.
Standing Up: on Netflix; At first it seems like a children's movie but it is way more than that. It reminded me of Moonrise Kingdom and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Fame High: on Netflix; I loved this documentary which is about kids attending Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. It's amazing to see how talented these kids are and what happens after they graduate.
After Earth: from Redbox; I loved this one as well. It has the perfect amount of danger to seem realistic (like way in the future realistic) with lots of suspense and emotion.
Playing: not much of anything lately; I played through Insert Title Here on Desura. It was pretty experimental and involved a lot of insulting the player. It was also a lot shorter than I thought it would be.
Reading: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly; sometimes judging a book by its cover isn't so bad; I chose this book because it has a great cover illustration; it's an amazing story and beautifully written; it's about a young boy whose mother dies during the time of the Holocaust; I can't tell if he actually lost touch with reality or if he really discovered an alternate reality but that's part of why I like this book so much. It reminds me of Coraline, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm not very far into the book yet but I am really loving it so far.