We had actual thunder last night for the first time I can remember. Hooray! I had forgotten what it sounded like.
Today's been fairly relaxing, I got the chance to catch up on some Netfux. Started with Ju Dou, which I had never seen before.
Jesus, wasn't that cheery. But good stuff.
Followed it up with Elizabeth: The Golden Age, which I expected to be a pretty major letdown. Surprisingly, it wasn't half bad at all.
Whoops, where did that come from. *cough* Let's try that again.
Honestly, I had forgotten Clive Owen was in it. And it was very pretty (the whole movie) and entertaining. Nowhere as good as the first one, but far better than I expected. Blanchett was her usual amazing self, needless to say. (And damn if Owen doesn't look fine on a ship, but that's beside the point).
And then I tried very hard to watched Across the Universe. I really did.
I mean, obviously I got the memo that we're all supposed to loathe and detest it and berate it for bastardizing Beatles songs and being a two-hour long music video. But so much of it looked pretty, the animation looked fun...I thought, maybe it will have a good guilty pleasure thing going on.
I could only watch an hour. I just couldn't bring myself to care.
Still left to go are The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford (and worst title of the year goes to...) and Brazil (I know, I know, how long have I had that?), but I can't watch that one without D, as he's never seen it. I'm honestly not expecting to like TAOJJBTCRF, I don't seem to be a huge fan of Westerns. But we'll see....