Now I am really mad.
HBO wont sell discs to Netflix for subsequent seasons of Game of Thrones.
HBO is breaking into the streaming market so they want me to take on another feature to bring my Turner Cable bill to more than I pay the cleaning crew here.
Boston A. I am avoiding Windows 8. I cant find anyone who likes it.
I will be getting a used laptop with W7 next week.I will also get a 19 inch monitor .Eyes are that bad.
All my install discs for Photoshop dont instal anymore so I'll just use Picaa and maybe instal Printshop.
I saw all 3 of those but the movies made in Sweden,rented from Netflix.
DD read the books and couldnt put them down,lots of excitment and trading of same with GF's
Heard the latestmovie version wasnt so great.
Oscars anybody? Seth McFarlane was pretty good. Good music. We haven't seen a single one of the award winning movies yet, but Argo is in our Netflix queue. Life of Pi just aded (I read the book). Amour looks good but surely will be sad..
Yup his dad.
I didnt watch the Awards.Too much of a politicalshow.When agents and managers wine and dine all the entertainment industries,gifts given etc.How can the winners not know what their chances are ahead.No wonder Robert Denero never goes.
I enjoy watching them, try to ignore the "political" stuff. Didn't feel as though the president's wife should be giving an award, thought it was kind of inappropriate when there are so many more important things to focus on. Wonder who's idea it was?
Tina was asked if she would consider doing it in '14.
She replied" Tooooo many gowns,changing into gowns is the hardest job,No I wouldnt be interested.Amy Poehler declined comment.They sure were a riot and not one crude potty joke.
I saw a nwes cast where they showed the airing in the mid east.Michelle's dress was covered over with some sort of digital layer,she also had a head piece.So the populace didnt see what we were seeing.
Watched two 70's classics over the weekend. Jaws and Dog Day Afternoon. Al Pacino at his best. He had an incredible run in the 70's with both GFs, Serpico, Dog Day and And Justice for All. Another very good, but not well known one - Scarecrow, with Gene Hackman.
wife watches AI which means I do - women are better as a group, hope angie who is local here wins - as for the men i can't wait for finch jr. to go, not as good a ledette last year and a phoney. should be interesting to see who goes tonight.
No nearly as good as in the past few years...no million dollar singers...I agree hoping Finch goes...the girls are much better this year than in the past. I felt bad for Charlie seems to have some problems.
for rock music lovers out there who get palladia - tonight daryl's house (daryl hall) will have todd rundgren on from 7 to 8 and joe walsh from 8 to 9. if you have not seen, live at daryl's house, it is a great program in a relaxed atmophere in his upstate NY farm. although they traveled to Hawaii for the rundgren show
wife loves rundgren - this is a replay of show from last saturday that we only saw a few minutes of - and she is out with friends tonight and will miss again - i will tell her all about it :) it will be on again i am sure.
Skyfall. If you like 007 you will like it. lot of action and little actual blood and no se% or nudity, except bond gets in the shower with a chick , the rest is left to imagination . Javier Bardem is the bad guy, he's great.
Watched 'The Rise of the Guardians' Sunday...loved it! The graphics are wonderful, story is good but I would not recommend it for little ones because of 'Pitch' (aka The Boogieman), keeper of nightmares. I had to watch it first because Ory, Bella & Charlie don't know what the "Boogieman" is, never heard of him and we would like to keep it that way. ^_^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446192/
I wasnt going to watch the Jodi Arias trial on HLN My thinking was I was above anything so tawdry.I would cruise past the channel and linger for a couple of minutes.
Bored me but I was fascinated.
I found a condensed version at 5AM when I am awake.
Its the Dr.Drew show with an assortment of mental health and legal professionals discussing the events of the trial day before.
I'm hooked on that hour.
Jodi Arias sure is a classic sociopath with pathological lying tendencies. Media has the public convinced she cant win the "self defense" version.
She admits she killed her boyfriend,but was battered and did it to save herself.
I was around for the Casey Anthony trial when the world wanted her in jail if not the death penalty and she got off.
It makes me wonder how it will go for Jodi.
She admits she killed him.The state wants the death penalty,defense says self defence.There are more guesses about the outcome of this trial. I only watch Dr.Drew at early morning hours.Its a condensed version ,easier to follow.
I think its unusual too.The jury is getting tired of the trial.They sit with heads in their hands,some are seen stretching and yawning.The defense repeats a lot of stuff.
The prosecutor sure tore up the defense expert witness yesterday.
An hour of Dr.Drew is all I need.The brutal forensics and explicit sex testimony just turned me off.
Watched Peter Jackson's King Kong on the weekend. WAY too long. Can this guy make a movie under three hours?!! Could easily have been at least an hour shorter. Way too much time on the island with really silly attacks by every creature imaginable. Original better! Never saw the one from the 70's or early 80's with Jessica Lange. I did see them filming part of it in Astoria under the elevated subway.
I just watched The Sessions.Its probably not for everyone but it was sweet and endearing.
Its about a polio patient who wants to experience sex.
He hires a surrogate.The movie is more about being human.I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.
I don't watch the TV show Buckwild, but i'm having a deja vu moment from last May. As soon as I heard about this accident and how they were found dead in their truck...I knew it was the same thing that happened to Luke last year. He too died with 2 friends. Unfortunately, all 6 (these latest 3 and Luke and his 2 buddies) were all under the influence of alcohol.
If you know of anyone who goes 4wheeling, "MUDDIN" as they call it...please make them aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide. We always here of the dangers of drinking and driving but this is a whole new area.
I am a Kathleen Bigelow fan and enjoyed the movie. I was actually more moved by The Hurt Locker.
Another psychological movie about drive and inner demons, this time about the criminal mind, was Stone. It starred Edward Norton and Robert DeNiro. Not a box office success, but it had something to say, and every actor was simply amazing. It was a movie that stays with you, so I suppose a person might think twice about being blown away.
Well, watched The Voice last night. DIL's cousin, Jeff Lewis, was the first one on and he made it. He chose Usher to be his coach. His parents were very excited. My DIL posted a picture of our grandie, Cora, in front of the TV with a picture of her great aunt on the screen and Cora is screaming Laurie, Laurie!!
I've ordered Sally's recommendations from the library. Was having an existential evening, so we watched the movie version of Proust Remembrance of things Past about the artistic life of the mind in borguousie France early 19th century. Made me glad to be alive today and where I am.
I do like those 'glad to be alive, here, now," kind of things!
We both liked Life of Pi and the intended theme of the book was clearer to me from the movie than the book, but maybe because I had a head's up about it because the movie came second to me. Pi is a very "visually pretty and interesting" movie.
I have Lincoln from Netflix.
The ads indicated it was a great movie and I was eager to view.HO-HUM
guess I am not THAT into history or his presidency that much. OR Speilberg just includes soooo much I get lost in the story.
I still need to view the rest . I can tell when its a bore,I fast forward a lot.
My review,dont break your neck or wallet to see this.
This is one of my favorites for kids harmonizing.
The Cactus Cuties sing Godspeed (Sweet Dreams). It was a special request from a vice president of Atlantic Records who saw the Cuties sing at a Houston Texans National Football League
My bookseller friend bought me a Daniel Silva thriller to read. I have been terrible about reading anything other than instructional stuff for a long time. I promised I would read The English Assasin. I did and am really glad I did. Spy/thriller type stuff, but very good. Moves fast, which I like. Will now read others in the series.
I am with you on the fast moving reads.I just cant get into the trudging thru anything.I started some detective books by Josephine Tey.She was popular in the 30's and I just couldnt get with the pace.
I am not much of a reader anyway.
The fast paced book series I liked were Anita Shreve's books.The Pilots Wife and The Weight of Water plus a few others.These are mostly chik books but not cheap romance.
Would you like to try a Whatcha reading thread?
I don't keep up with current fiction very well, but glad to hear your review of Silva for my husband. I am reading Child of my Heart by Anne McDermott. I did Not like her Charming Billy book, but I did like her book about the married couple,..title escapes me. Not current.
Anita Shreve, liked Pilots Wife, and Sea Glass, and Light on Snow. Not crazy about some of her others.
On fiction, or non fiction
Well I got sick of schools pushing fiction as if that's the only kind of reading you could do to teach you to read. Show me a teenage boy who enjoys Scarlet Letter. UGH.
Yes lately it seems I go non fiction. Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. by Rebecca Skloot.
Killing Kennedy by O'Reilly.
Bill Bryson is a favorite author . Walk in the Woods, Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid.
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild and Into Thin Air. ITA, now that's a gripping book, IMHO.
Mary Roach, Spook, Stiff, and Packing for Mars
Read 'NIght by Elie Wiesel, then did it audio with 15yo son.
The idea is that non-fiction better prepares them for the 'real world.' I am not sold on that. As an engineer, I see the premise. However, speaking for myself, I think fiction inspires the more creative, 'out of the box' thinking that is so important. I value them both and am glad I was exposed to both.
Life of Pi was a recent reading list book here that was very creative and interesting.
The Art of Racing in the Rain was excellent but so sad in parts.
I like fiction in foreign settings. Kite RUnner, THousand Splendid Suns,
Oh! "Cutting for Stone' by Abraham Verghese was EXCELLENT. I think equally good for male and female readers. I recommend that one.
Loved The Art of Racing in the Rain, Kite Runner, and A Thousand Splendid Suns!
I saw the movie but would still like to read Life of Pi...
Dean Koontz and Steven King are always good reads.
Water for Elephants was real good too.
I was strung along with Anitas series.Clever twist to set the tales in tha same local but stories at different times in history.By the time SandGlass came out it didnt have the intrigue the first few books did I thought.
I had no idea SeaGlass (sorry) was part of a series.! I thought Seaglass was very interesting and liked the historical aspect. It set four different sets of characters up in the first few chapters, unrelated, and later their lives became connected.
The first novel I read was The Weight of Water,then The Pilots Wife alsomade into a TV movie,
All her novels take place in the same area but at different times in history.
Here is a bio. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anita_Shreve
got Daniel Silva Fallen Angels off our sale shelf, and Michael Connelly's Crime Beat, (non fiction) in which this novelist talks about his first career as crime reporter, which helped form his fiction writing. Interesting.
I can't characterize what I like to read very well. I think I like humor since my work is sad. Best recent book is Where'd you go Bernadette? I thought the satire hit it out of the park in capturing the inrony of the socially mobile high tech communities. I used to read science fiction and fantasy, but I think the formulas are too predicable most of the time now. I've been watching the Poirot films on video and enjoying David Suchet.
Now I want something to read for when I'm sleepy from the meds I'm taking for a virus flare up. Everything hurts, including my attention.
Thanks, Ronnie. We went to Ironman III tonight. Trying to dull nerve pain changes one's choices. It was rather bombastic though I still had a good time, but the movie was overdone if you're not trying to blast off.
I am still laughing about DeNiro and also the conversation comparing their pills in Silver Linings Playbook, but it's an occupational hazard because I commit five or six people into involuntary detox every week. My kids went to Seven Psychopaths and walked out because of the violence. I didn't know it, and got the movie from the library. I was laughing at everything because I recognized the pathology involved but told in a funny way, which freaked them out. Another occupational hazard. There should be a sequel "30 more psychopaths."