Lurgy and telly
My turn for the bug, it seems. Came out of nowhere on Tuesday evening, as I returned from siggav
's rather fun birthday evening, so I spent the last couple of days sitting at home, watching telly.
Yesterday included This Film Is Not Yet Rated
, which is quite good for getting annoyed at the MPAA without going anywhere near copyright issues, and Farenheit 9/11
. Both had been lurking on the PVR for some months, so it seemed like a good time. The Michael Moore was not nearly as effective as Bowling for Columbine
, but then, pretty much all of his points had been better presented in one of his books (Dude, Where's My Country
, I think). Plus, there were a couple of Robin Hood
s (still crap, though Lardener's Ring
had a nice idea, and a guest character that blew everyone else off the screen). And three hours of MTV, on fast-forward.
Today there was more. Ultraviolet
and Aeon Flux
, mostly on fast-forward. They're both really, really bad, but Aeon Flux
is by far the worst, for the fight sequences. Though Ultraviolet
manages to have a very tedious motorbike chase, and at least three times has groups of soldiers stand in a ring (and so in each others' line of fire) [ Note to self: still haven't managed to see Bloodrayne
). Also, The Musketeer
, The Mummy
, and Three Stories
has kindly cooked some lovely food, and has wrapped a metric ton of xmas parcels ready for posting.