Friday, October 28, 2011


Released in 2000, this may be my favorite work that M. Night Shyamalan has created.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bedtime Stories

Released in 2008, it's time to watch this one again! The other day, Jeanne said, "I don't think I ever saw this one," so we had to give it a viewing. She did think that one or two parts were familiar, but she couldn't remember them. I also had the same reaction, although I remembered many parts, it's been long enough that it was a treat!

Narrated by Johnathan Pryce (I remember him from "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and "Brazil") the film is a wonderfully imaginative voyage into the world of some childrens imaginations. Mixed in are truly funny situations when bedtime stories become real in the life of Skeeter (Adam Sandler).

Friday, October 14, 2011

Grey's Anatomy Season 7 and Netflix

Okay, we got rid of satellite last year toward the end of season seven of Grey's anatomy and watched the first episode of the current season on Hulu. We were confused, we figured we'd missed the last episode, but it turns out that we missed five and that was too much to really know what was going on.

Fortunately, Netflix had those episode and we were able to watch them.

The other day I got the email about how they are chopping Netflix in half and renaming the DVD part. Now I know a lot of subscribers are angry and upset with these clowns, I'm just confused. I'm wondering what my plan should be. Go back to the DVR, record stuff and bail on Netflix? Join Hulu Premium? Keep both services? Get rid of both? I just don't want to pay so much for entertainment that isn't all that entertaining!

Friday, October 7, 2011


You can't buy it on DVD formatted for the US, but you can watch the first 6 episodes on HULU. Jeanne and I find it to be a very interesting and engaging comedy/drama about folks who work in a kitchen at a medium level resort in the UK. The head chef, Roland, is a man who has been passed over as one of the greats, so his career is somewhat in decline. Add in a strange owner, a quirky staff and an over wrought manager and you get a mix of delightful characters who make this very entertaining. If you like BBC dramas, you'll find this series a treat.