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( Mar. 25th, 2009 06:46 pm)
After checking in with a couple of my friends and a few of my colleagues at work, it turns out I was the only one who for the most part hated the BSG finale last night.  Oh sure, a couple thought there were a few flaws here and there, but they enjoyed it nevertheless.  Huh.  Just me then.

I was going to write a proper review of it.  Mention how I liked the ending to the Roslin/Adama storyline; how I thought it was fitting.  I was going to give props for the CGI, the lovely little scene between Cottle and Roslin.  Then I was going to slate the hell out of it:  The pointless flashbacks, 'the resolution' to Starbuck's storyline, the head angels, the cop outs, Baltar's speech, the wtf truce, Galen killing Tori, Cavil killing himself, the dead hand of doom, the opera house vision, Lee deciding to get rid of their technology, the fast forward, The robot montage of doom!

Then I was going to talk about the  non-characterization of Boomer from season 2 onward.  Talk about Tori some, how she was handled badly as soon as she was revealed as a cylon.  Deplore the mishandling of Simon and Doral.  Maybe even mention Dee as well.

But you know what, I can't be bothered.  I think I'm still annoyed,  so here's a picture of Daffy instead.

Was super duper naughty yesterday.  I popped into my local record shop to investigate their autumn sale and came away with the entire series of Black Books for £12 and Sweeney Todd and Juno for £7 each.  Not bad considering that's before staff discount.  I wouldn't have bothered otherwise, especially where Juno and Black Books are concerned, but it was simply to good a deal to pass up.  Besides, given what's been going on of late, I think I deserved to treat myself.

So I had a little film marathon today with Sweeney Todd kicking off the proceedings.  It still holds up after the second viewing, something that never usually happens with me, but in this instance: oh yes.  It's a definite return to form for Burton who was putting out some really mediocre films in the shape of Corpse Bride, Big Fish, and Charlie.  My only real bug bear regarding the film was Anthony, who is still very annoying, but that's like saying water is wet.

I then went on to Gone, Baby, Gone, which was alright, not great, but alright.  The performances were strong: Amy Ryan really deserved her Oscar nomination, and at this point I would go as far to say that Casey has more talent for acting than his brother.  That might be a unpopular opinion, but I think that he's has far more range and is more nuanced than Ben is.  His performance in Jesse James blew me away and isn't something I can see Ben duplicating anytime soon.  Anyway, what let Gone, Baby, Gone down in my opinion was the script.  There were enough plot holes big enough to drive a truck through, but that was okay.  I didn't really expect much from this film, so I wasn't too disappointed. 

After that I put on 3:10 to Yuma.  Meh.  Again, it was okay and watchable I suppose, but that might just be me.  The western genre has been dead in the water for me since I watched The Proposition.  That fim killed all other westerns for me the same way The Wire killed all other police shows.  Anything else simply doesn't stand up in comparison.  I'm glad I got a chance to see it.  It was passable, just not unmissable.

Last, and by all means least was The Departed.  I'd been avoiding it for along time since I wasn't too keen on any of the leads.  Leo has got on my wick since that god awful film,  Damon rubs me up the wrong way, and Jack is Jack.  Not only that, but I didn't see how on earth it could possibly top the original film: Infernal Affairs, which was a masterpiece.   Needless to say, it didn't.  Not by a long shot.  I suppose if I hadn't seen IA, I might have quite liked it.  But what can you do.

So yeah, that was my day off.  And I can't tell you how nice it was just to have a day to myself without having to speak to another human being.
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( Jul. 7th, 2008 09:09 pm)
Was ultra busy yesterday.  Barely had a chance to stop and catch my breath all day, which is really crap considering that yesterday was my only break in a ten day shift block.   It could be worse I know, but it could be a hell of a lot better as well.

Anyway here's my belated and jumbled thoughts on Doctor Who:

Here. )

Oh, and happy birthday to [personal profile] sharpest_asp


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