colds virus turned me into a zombie for three days

Posted on July 10, 2010


What is one to do while sick? Movie and TV series marathon!

Sick for three days and counting, I dusted off my collection of DVD movies and TV series. Anxious to meet my TBR challenge over my self-imposed toxic work sked, blogging backlog, and various family errands (and issues), my body gave out and demanded a break. I conceded by planting myself in front of the TV and turning into a zombie.

Movie Roundup

  1. Taking Chance – Made for HBO starring Keving Bacon. Based on true story. A marine now on desk duty volunteers to escort the body of  a young Marine killed in Iraq. Very moving. A journey of healing. But I bet the stories from the other side would be as heart-wrenching, or more so.
  2. The Accidental Husband – A fireman (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) gets back at Radio Love guru (Uma Thurman) with a computer glitch. Colin Firth is the pastry-gobbling fiancé and publisher. Fun and fluffy.
  3. Twilight – Bella and Edward. Must be the best comedy film of the decade. The smelling scenes are truly priceless! Now if can just get my girly-girl me to stop interrupting my intellectual ruminations over the film…
  4. The Day the Earth Stood Still – According to the critics, much of the moral and story were changed, making this 2008 remake a dumbed-down version. But it has got Jennifer Connelly so how can it be totally bad?
  5. Drag me to Hell – A old gypsy woman curses pretty loans office with the Lamia, a demon who drags victims to hell after three days of torment. The girl learns to get some after the first day or so.  But when she killed the kitty, I stopped sympathizing.
  6. The Thaw – The real horror from global warming is not the melting ice but what is frozen. Val Kilmer is like dry ice in this movie. Why bother making a movie if he’s too lazy to act?
  7. Star Trek: The Future Begins – I’ve forgotten much of the Star Trek mythos. But the Kirk in this prequel seems consistent with how the young Kirk would be: irreverent and a maverick. Seeing the young versions of the original Star Trek characters was also quite fun.
  8. Eden Log – A man wakes up with no memory of how he came to be in the bowels of an underground scientific facility. The roots of a giant tree seem to be eating people up. That’s it. I have no idea what this movie was about.

TV Series Roundup

  1. Castle – Art meets real world. Mystery writer dogs NYPD cop for inspiration. In a fantastic tie-in, a novel which is the novel the Castle character is writing in TVworld is published in real world. Want proof?
  2. Battlestar Galactica season 4 – Frakking best SF-drama series ever! “The Cylons were created by man… And then the day came when The Cylons decided to kill their masters.” About 50,000 humans survived the nuclear holocaust. Will they find their way back to fabled Earth?
  3. Kyle XY season 2 – Curently watching. Family drama meets the SF dilemmas from cloning and creation of superhumans. The first season totally worked and was utterly charming. Will the second season live up to my expectations? Can’t tell yet.

Also in my box of discs are seasons 1 & 2 of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, 1 & 2 of The Big Bang Theory, 2 & 3 of Kyle XY; and movies Inkheart, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Quantum of Solace, Race to Witch Mountain, Angel & Demons, and New Moon.

I also have 20 anime series in that box.

Do I have enough sick-time to watch all these? Ah, well, I still have a day and a half as a zombie before it’s back to the grind.

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