What I'm Watching: Early September, 2010
I've been busy the last few days, and wanted to pop in with what's been going on.
But first, I wanted to speak about a movie.
I finally got around to watching Pontypool. I've been wanting to see this movie for ages, and it finally popped up on the DVR and I had the time to sit back and just enjoy in a nice, dark room.
This movie is so totally up my alley. Lurking creatures, that trapped feeling, and a great use of language, both in the script and the device of the movie. That first hour or so was simply amazing. One of the best hours on film I have seen in a long time. The character building, the tension, the slowly creeping dread, and all of it happening off screen, as we're stuck inside a small radio studio. So well done, and I cannot praise it enough. It even sounded amazing on my sound system. I seriously just wanted to lean back, close my eyes and just listen. It almost works as an audio drama, which makes sense for the setting, doesn't it?
But the last 15, 20 minutes or so left me a little baffled. Things were moving too fast, the language of the movie was getting a bit too confusing, which was deliberate to a point. Something about that final act just didn't quite click for me. I don't hate it, I just don't quite GET it, you know? They lost their focus somewhere along the way. Which is a shame, since that first hour was SOO good, and have it just fall apart like that.
I would love it if my faithful readers would get a discussion going here about the movie, maybe we can hash it out. Either here, or I think I'll make a post on the Triskaidekaforum. This movie could so grow on me, and I definitely want to watch it again, just for that build up, and to pick it apart. I really want to totally grok this movie, and just love it. Pontypool is SO close to being a fave.
Aside from movies, I've also been busy with the site. If you're reading this, then it would be very difficult to miss the changes. I yanked the login link, since I'm the only one who needs that, and I don't need the link to login. And since that was gone, it made sense to move the links up to the navigation banner. I'm also toying with ditching the contact form since no one uses it, and maybe just move it to its own page linked in the banner.
Speaking of the banner, I moved that below the logo. I've actually moved that back and forth, or up and down as it were. I like the seperation of it being above the logo, but it also makes sense to have it below as well. Any preferences?
The biggest change though, is the main page. I was never comfortable with the Triska- definitions. It was a cute idea that never quite worked for me, and felt too cold of a welcome to the site. Now it's more personal, and describes the site better, I think. I'm sure that page will change frequently as I think of things to say there. For now, I am much happier with how it looks, and how it reads.
And finally, I finally got off my ass and got the Cover Gallery up to date and fixed, something I was putting off for far too long.
Whew, like I said, I have been rather busy. On top of all that, there's bad movies to watch, so I better get back to it!