A list to prove I had a lazy weekend

by Ginger on January 26, 2009

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So apparently on days when I have to work like a crazy person, I don’t have time to do a blog. I guess this is where things like planning in advance come in handy, but since that would have meant doing something other than laying around watching movies on my Sunday, that hardly seems like it was a realistic thing to ask of me.

To prove how much of a lazy ass I was, I give you my list of movies and DVD’s I watched this weekend. (I know I’m about 8 kajillion hours late to the party today, but it’s still Monday where I live, so I’ve still got time for a list. Woohoo, lists!)

  1. Titanic. I have not watched this movie in years. YEARS. For good reason too, as it annoyed the hell out of me when I saw it back when it was released. I hated the love story (um, implausible much?), I hated that it felt like they reduced the enormity of that accident to two twits who were in lust with each other. I know, I may get hunted down for this opinion, but what can I say? Anyway, I’ve been reading a book about the ship, Titanic’s Last Secrets, which is a fascinating look at the history of the ship and the people behind it, and a new look at what may have happened. So it was as I finished that book up that Titanic came on, and I figured, why not, it’s been 10 years since I’ve seen it. And honestly? Still hate the love story, still think it’s improbable, and still think that it misses the true emotional impact of that event. But, it was a relatively entertaining few hours.
  2. Cast Away. I know a lot of people think this movie was completely ridiculous, but I love the concept behind it. Yes, I know it was basically a 3 hour ad for Fed Ex, but still, watching an actor alone for 90% of the movie is an interesting thing. Plus, apparently I needed a good cry, cuz I just bawled like a baby for the last 30 minutes or so of this one. I felt great afterward!
  3. Wall*E. Ok if you haven’t seen this movie, you must. I don’t care if you don’t like animated movies. If you didn’t like this movie, you have no heart, and apparently pull puppies tails off and hit kittens with whips. (yeah, maybe I like this one a bit. I defy you to not think Wall*E is the cutest sweetest thing ever.) Both N.C. and I love this movie, both from a storytelling aspect and from a technical aspect. Seriously, watching what the filmmakers did in some of the behind the scenes stuff, it’s amazing on so many levels.
  4. The Da Vinci Code Apparently there was a Tom Hanks day on TNT this weekend (or was it TBS? I always get those confused). Mindless movie this one, much like the book was. There are a million things wrong with both the book and the movie (and I still don’t like Tom Hanks as the role of Robert Langdon), but it’s not a bad way to spend a few hours.
  5. Part of Veronic Mars Season 3. I came very very late to the Veronica Mars party. Like, not until it was over and done with. That said, I’ve been slowly catching up thanks to the joys of Netflix. I’m in the middle of the last season, which kind of makes me sad, cuz I really like these characters (why the Heroes folks couldn’t write Kristen Bell into an interesting character like Veronica? What a waste). I find the way she was written, and the way her relationship with her dad was written in particular, to be so refreshing and fun to watch.
  6. Portions of Catch Me if You Can, Hellboy, Superman Returns. So, apparently I’m ADD when it comes to TV movies, and can’t always just watch one thing. Hence why I’ve got bits and pieces of these three movies in there. None of them are that great.

I actually watched more than that if you include regular TV (hello SAG Awards, Mythbusters, and National Geographic Channel), but eh, this pretty much shows how lazy my weekend was without needing to expand on it.

For more lists, as always, head over to Anna’s!
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Ally January 27, 2009 at 5:21 am

I LOVED Wall-e! Seriously the cutest movie ever, and it had such a good story. I almost cried at the end though (ok who am I kidding, I totally cried).

And I totally agree about DaVinci Code. I actually really enjoyed the book, but the movie did not do it justice at all. And yeah, Tom Hanks wasn’t the best Robert Langdon, even though I do love Tom.

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Jessica January 27, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Wow you did have a lazy weekend. That sounds perfect! I really want to see WallE but it’s on backorder at Netflix for like, ever! It’s on the list.

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