|Currently #74 on my flickchart list.|
I am a late-to-the-party Whedon fan. I had read his comic book runs on "Astonishing X-Men" (enjoyed it) and "Runaways" (caused me to drop the book) but hadn't seen any of his TV work. We were fans of Nathan Fillion from "Castle" and once The Armchair Squid shared he had enjoyed "Firefly", we hunted down the series and become instant converts.
I'm not sure how the movie works as a stand alone film as I've not spoken to anyone who has seen it but NOT seen the show. The phenomenal opening tracking shot (actually TWO shots nicely cut together) does a great job of introducing you to the main characters and setting up the story. It is action packed, funny, grim and exciting!
|Currently #124 on my flickchart list|
Tuesday's comic session had "Live Free or Die Hard" with Bruce Willis playing in the background. I went with the unrated version. I remember seeing this in the theater when it was PG-13 and realizing how badly they had erred by going with a lower rating. Die Hard NEEDS to be an R rated adventure.
|Currently #37 on my flickchart list|
Each summer, I try to send my new class of students a postcard every couple of weeks. On Wednesday, it was time to send out the first batch. "Predator" with Arnold Schwarzenegger seemed to be a good choice to have on in the background.
Last night Nan and I watched "North By Northwest" with Cary Grant. What a great movie, from start to finish. I think a Hitchcock week is in order. The Armchair Squid recently talked about starting his daughter on some Hitchcock movies....I think that is a GREAT idea!
|Currently #41 on my flickchart list|