Title: What are you watching?
CJHill - April 24, 2007 02:46 PM (GMT)
So, like the what are you reading thread, what are you watching?
I recently saw a movie that I don't think about when I'm trying to come up with a list of my favorite movies. Yet, when I see it, I realize it is one of my all time favorites.
Plus, I was thinking that maybe those of us who are a tad bit older could maybe suggest some of the older movies for you younger ones. That way, if you're interested in classic movies, you'd have something to start with.
Here's my suggestion:
To Sir, With Love.
I'd say this is the original crusading teacher helps disadvantage kids movie but this one is amazing. It was filmed in the 1960's, I believe, and stars Sidney Poitier. It's set in the east end of London where Poitier's character takes a job teaching while waiting for an engineering job. By the end of the movie, he ends up being changed as much as the kids.
It's a wonderful movie and you really should rent it if you're looking for a nice way to spend a couple of hours and wind up feeling good.
And that is why I didn't want this to be a review section. I suck at writing reviews. Go watch the movie.
Quote: I believe one should fight for what one believes. Provided one is absolutly sure one is absolutely right.
paloma - April 24, 2007 06:17 PM (GMT)
Is the song from the movie?
And thanks, by the way. Now I have the stinkin' thing stuck in my head.
Boomstick - April 24, 2007 08:18 PM (GMT)
Tigers @ Angels, :lol:
I'm re-watching Eureka, 68 Days until new episodes (glee).
CJHill - April 24, 2007 08:26 PM (GMT)
You're welcome, Paloma, and yes, it is, if you mean:
How do you thank someone who's taken you from crayons to perfume...
Earwigs are Us...
And Remmy, I liked last night's game much better!
Boomstick - April 24, 2007 11:12 PM (GMT)
Oh...I saw that new movie "Hot Fuzz" last weekend, it was hilarious, and it has a deeper plot that i looks. I recommend it.
Valsira - April 25, 2007 07:04 AM (GMT)
Sounds good, CJ. I'll check it out when I have the time.
The movie I saw most recently was Pan's Labyrinth. Absolutely loved it. Quite depressing, but really very interesting.
paloma - April 25, 2007 12:48 PM (GMT)
Yes, that's the one, CJ. I didn't even know there was a movie :)
And Valsira, ooh... Pan's Labyrinth was wonderful. Very well done.
CJHill - May 14, 2007 06:08 PM (GMT)
How sad is this?
I find myself watching the Game Show Network, AMC, Nickeloden, and TVLand more than the networks.
Well, wait. To be perfectly honest, I'm watch FSN Detroit more than anything at the moment.
But TV, for me, has become the vast wasteland all the cliches say it is. Reality TV is plan senseless. How can they call it 'reality' when they have script writers? The season which is about to end had nothing that caught my attention. Lost lost me last year. I still like L & O SVU but have a hard time remembering when it's on. I like Medium, also, but the same thing applies. Grey's Antamony is okay but not enough to move me to tape it.
I did like The Dresden Files but it was sorta schizod. I mentioned how horrid the casting was. Blood Ties on Lifetime has been pretty good. And I think Ghost Hunters is gearing up for a new 'season'. Now, if I can just remember when it's on...
paloma - May 14, 2007 07:47 PM (GMT)
Well, I haven't turned on the TV for anything but a DVD/VHS or video game since Whose Line Is It Anyway went off the air, and I usually leave the room when my husband is watching his sit-coms. So...
Eisel - May 14, 2007 09:49 PM (GMT)
In lieu of Who's Line Is It comes Thank God You're Here. Same exact premise. I think it's on NBC.
I watch reruns of - wait for it - Stargate! (and SVU, House, Monk, Psych) and most of the stuff on SciFi (like it or not, I give it a few chances.)
For movies, I watch Lord of the Rings, the Matrixes, the X-Mens, and the occasional comedy if it doesn't look too dorky. We are anxiously awaiting Shrek the Third and Harry Potter, Phoenix. Hey, I got a kid. What are adult movies, anyhow?
paloma - May 14, 2007 10:02 PM (GMT)
I'll have to check that out. If I can remember to do it. It's a good time for me, at least.
What's that about children's movies? The last few movies we got were, I think, Cars, Shrek 2, Spiderman 2, The Last Unicorn... oh, and My Fair Lady, because the racetrack scene makes me giggle. And I saw The Neverending Story on sale at the grocery store yesterday, so I just had to get it. That was one of the standard time-fillers in school (along with Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures, which we also have, and Flight of the Navigator, which we don't) when they didn't have anything else for us to do, but I don't think I've seen it since. I read the book not too long ago though.
Boomstick - May 15, 2007 12:14 AM (GMT)
I really wish I could convince you to join IMT :P
Eisel - May 15, 2007 03:12 AM (GMT)
It's not that I don't want to - I have this super perfect character (a psychiatrist, who treats people who are considered crazy because they don't think this is the real world - a bit old, but doable if she was a prodigy, I think), but somebody needs to find me some more time in the day first.
Boomstick - May 15, 2007 04:05 AM (GMT)
That is too bad, you'd be able to RP with Domonique too. But alas I hardly have time.
Boomstick - May 15, 2007 10:10 PM (GMT)
Hmm, that'd fit nicely too, offset the crazy dynamic we have on the site...
paloma - May 17, 2007 01:18 AM (GMT)
Ok, a mini-review of Thank God You're Here. It's ok, I guess. I'd have checked it out again next week, at least. Of course, this week was the season finale. Anyway.
What I don't like about it: everybody except the guest improv group IS scripted, or very close to. The group on Whose Line played off each other, but that's impossible in this because the prompters (the regular cast members) don't respond to what the guests say, they just go on to their next line. No interaction makes poor improv.
Eisel - May 17, 2007 03:28 AM (GMT)
Oh. I didn't know it had regular cast members. Hmm. Very odd.
Valsira - May 17, 2007 04:55 AM (GMT)
Heh. Is that the Australian version, or do you have your own?
paloma - May 17, 2007 01:03 PM (GMT)
No clue. Different people, I'm sure, but the format's probably the same.
Chicckoo - June 8, 2007 08:01 PM (GMT)
I saw Knocked Up like... umm... last Saturday, I think, and it was really, really good. There's a lot of crude humor and swearing and BAD SCENES, but, for some reason, despite all that, it's a really cute movie. I saw it with a group of girls and guys and it seemed to click with both genders.
Kind of racy in some parts though. My advice: KNOW WHEN TO CLOSE YOUR EYES !
CJHill - June 9, 2007 01:52 AM (GMT)
Kind of racy?
Kiddo, you crack me up.
That sounds like something an 80 year-old, maiden auntie would say.
Chicckoo - June 10, 2007 09:27 PM (GMT)
haha my mom says 'racy' all the time.
it's the sort of phrase that kind of grows on a person.
Boomstick - June 10, 2007 09:41 PM (GMT)
I do too. For example
"I intend to do many racy things with Domonique in about 8 days."
Eisel - June 11, 2007 12:48 AM (GMT)
Boomstick - July 12, 2007 08:21 PM (GMT)
Season Two of Eureka.
Spicy. Spooky. *Anticipates the next episode*
Eisel - July 14, 2007 12:16 AM (GMT)
And sad. He's lost his wifey, unborn child, and unbeknownst to him, his best friend.
As is season 3 of Doctor Who.
I miss Rose.
But Psych comes back tonight also. And some new show called Wolf Creek.
Boomstick - July 14, 2007 05:38 AM (GMT)
Yeah that really gets me, the show got a tiny bit 'edgier' without getting terribly melodramatic.
CJHill - July 14, 2007 07:40 AM (GMT)
Eisel, Wolf Creek isn't 'new'. It was on CBS a couple seasons ago.
Not bad, from the little I saw.
Wanna know what the big secret is?
Eisel - July 14, 2007 09:40 PM (GMT)
Ah. Well, I rarely watch network tv, so I know nuthin'!
It's - okay. Looks like some folks are werewolves, but . . . Nope, don't tell me. It comes on SciFiFridays so I'll generally watch it.
CJHill - July 15, 2007 01:50 AM (GMT)
It was one of those shows that I was originally interested in, but I believe the network started moving it around in the schedule and I lost it. That happens far too often lately.
Anyone out there watching Army Wives on Lifetime? I think it's a great show. Soap operaish but a step up, if that makes sense. And it's nice to see TV treating the military with a little of the respect they deserve.
As the name implies, it's the Army from the wives viewpoint and it's based on a book. Catherine Bell (JAG) and Kim Delaney star but there are a bunch of supporting players that are excellent.
Sally Pressman plays a character named Roxy who is smart, sassy, and tough. She's also newly married into military life. She's my favorite character.
But Kim Delaney (Claudia Joy Holden) has had my favorite line so far. At a 4th of July picnic she makes a speech during which she states, about the military, "They are the defenders of our differences."
I couldn't say it better myself.