What I'm Watching: March, 2011
I've noticed a weird jump in activity the last few days, and I'll be darned if I can figure out why! But any of you out there reading these words, speak up! Leave a comment! Let us know how you found this site! Let's chat.
Been pretty quiet for movies lately, but there's a few scattered things I've been piling up and watching in my spare time.
Finally grabbed and watched the complete set of the NBC series, Surface. I tried watching it when it was first on, but it never really grabbed me. Watching the whole thing now, I think I can see why. It's a decent show, but a little too family friendly for me. Many people compared it to classic Spielberg, and I can definitely see that comparrison now. Which isn't a bad thing! I love Spielberg! It's just this show was pretty cutesy half the time. But mostly worth watching if you get the chance. The acting is good, and the story is a bit wandering though. Shame there's no real conclusion, but the ride was ok.
Also took in the recently released MST3K volume 20 DVDs. Shout! Factory once again puts out another solid set. I've got nothing more to add to what I've already said about MST3K, just giving them another *ahem* shout-out.
I finally saw My Soul to Take, one of many movies I avoided in the theatres because it was in 3-D. This movie was pretty much stomped all over by reviewers, that I saw. Even the horror-friendly ones. But you know what? I liked it. I thought the story was solid, with just enough twists and red herrings, and a lot of people slam it for no real setup, but I've watched the movie a few times, and they do mostly play fair with the mystery. It has it's cheese, and while Wes Craven used to be quite adept at tapping into that high school voice, I think it's clear he's grown out of touch and doesn't quite know how kids today act and sound. Even so, that's not terrible. Watching this so close to Ripper, the styles of storytelling are so similar in their ideas, but vastly different in execution. Soul succeeds on every level Ripper fails at. Craven has done better, but it was an entertaining 90 minutes or so.
And last, and definitely least, is Birdemic. *shudder* Birdemic. A pox upon my soul. I can't say enough bad things about this movie. I can usually find something good to say, but this one, wow. I am at a loss. This is a brand new movie, and it makes me want to break my own rule about no movies after 2000. It is THAT bad. It needs to have the full Trisking, I think. The movie is astoundingly awful. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. If I get enough response, I will rewatch and dissect the hell out of this turdemic. For you, the readers.
That's all that's been keeping me busy lately. Now, to get back to the next Rippertastic movie. And you thought the first one was bad?