Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I like Stephen Fry from his portrayl as Jeeves the Butler and as his role as the psychitrist turned chef on Bones, so I was happy to stumble on this "Dramedy". I looked it up on netflix and they only have season 2 and 3, so we went to hulu where we found the first season. We watched the first episode this evening and it was enjoyable, although a little choppy. Hulu must have had a lot of viewers at the time because the broadcast got worse as it went along. But in spite of delivery problems, it looks to be an excellent series.

Fry plays the part of a small town lawyer andthere are plenty of quirky characters to make the series promising.


Really a great flick. Surprisingly, I hadn't seen it till this week. I had it collecting dust in my collection, but got it out and watched it with my friend Bob. We both thought it was great, really worth watching! I couldn't get over how well written and organized it was. When there was a point where they could go for the easy way to further the plot along or the hard way, they always chose to do it the hard way, so we as an audience are challenged, wondering how are they going to get out of this.

Two thumbs and two big toes up. Haven't seen it, you need to..already seen it, you probably want to see it again. Oh, really a poor choice for the cover art on the box.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Lovely Bones

This is quite a departure for Peter Jackson after doing the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy and King Kong. I didn't know he directed this until the closing credits began. There were many times that I was reminded of the movie, "What Dreams May Come," as I watched this thriller. I was compelled to watch this drama and there were a few times when I worried that it was going to become too creepy. Well acted, visually fantastic, very thought provoking.

I'm not sure how my friends will feel about this flick, should I recommend it? Yes and No, it was very engaging, but the subject matter, murder of a kid was tough. You make the won't be bored.

Monday, July 19, 2010

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband came out on dvd in 2000. It might seem dated, but as it is set in another time period, it could have been made yesterday. Jeanne and I watched it again last night and found it to be just as good as the first time we saw it.
I liked it because it was a light comedy that dealt with the principles of honor and virtue. It wasn't stuffy or preacy, but there were interesting moral dilemas presented throughout and we never really knew if it would end in diaster or not. Excellent acting by Rupert Evertt, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett and Minnie Driver make this a delight and worth seeing again.