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July 20th, 2011

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09:18 am
Finished last week's comics, just in time for the new release...of course:

1. Samurai's Blood #2 of 6 - not quite as interesting as the first one, but they have things to set up, and still plenty of room to go.

2. Dollhouse: Epitaphs #! - NO. Just NO.

3. Elric: The Balance Lost #1 - I had to really ponder this one, but in the end, I have to say, No. Too bad.

Last week I once again had a problem getting the BluRay player to play a Netflix disc, but it popped right in and played on forestcats' laptop; the disc was season one number one of Penn & Teller's Bullshit. I only watched one episode, but I thought they did it well, and I've added the *8*!!! seasons to Netflix. I've powered up the handheld DVD player, and I'll watch the rest of the disc that way, before returning it to Netflix. I do wonder, though, why the main player rejects some of these discs; there doesn't appear to be anything wrong with them.

I also ran Battle Los Angeles via Netflix disc. On the one hand, I'm glad I didn't spend $20 to take us to this ... movie; on the other, it must have been a spectacle on the Big Screen. I found it pretty trite, and they painted over the stupidities of the script by constant action. I was getting a headache from the camerawork, what with the constant motion. It was basically a 2.5 out of 5. Watching the CGI was cool, but the script desperately needed work.

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Date:July 20th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
"Battle for Los Angeles" was sooo predictable. Like when they pick up the wounded, but don't have enough room for some of the lead characters..."they're dead"... It had some good moment, the script was crap, but that gal how was the pilot in "Avatar" made it to the end of the movie alive this time. That made me happy.
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Date:July 20th, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
Plot device to introduce the aliens' air cover, don't you know. Considering that the woman you mention was killed in Lost and Avatar, I was expecting her to get killed on the freeway, but ... well, you know what happened.

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Date:July 21st, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
The first few episodes of Bullshit are okay, as there are plenty of low-hanging fruit for them to pick. After that, they start stretching. One must also keep in mind that they are staunch libertarians, and that really comes through in some episodes.
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Date:July 21st, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
If I dislike it later, I can always dump the series. Thanks for the heads-up, though.
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