Sunday, April 06, 2008

Netflix and DVR Discoveries

The last couple of days I have been getting caught up on my Netflix movies and cleaning off the DVR box because it has been acting a bit wonky.

I watched Marty from Netflix. It was one of the movies I requested to get caught up on the Oscar winners. It was an interesting short love story about how people aren't always what you expect. It was a black and white movie with Ernest Borgnine. I liked it and thought that it was worth the time.

We have started watching the HBO series John Adams. Not sure where DH heard about it but he started recording it when it premiered. It is pretty interesting. I would be lying if I said I haven't had to Google anything to figure out something that I never knew before, such as the relationship between John and Sam Adams. We have only watched the first two so far but the third episode is part of today's plan and just in time to clear it off before another one shows up. I think they are premiering the fifth installment today but if you get HBO it is on all the time. If you don't, hopefully you can catch it on DVD from the library or your DVD source of choice as it really is quite interesting.

It is a known fact that I/we are pretty far behind in our movie viewing. Dreamgirls was one that I had wanted to see in the theater but never got around to it. It was good but for some reason I wasn't completely enthralled with it as I expected to be. The hype ruined it for me, maybe? I would sit through it again but I won't be purchasing the soundtrack anytime soon.

This morning I watched Infamous about Truman Capote. It was an interesting look into the author's life. I haven't done much research on Capote but the story line was mainly about the interviews and contacts he made for In Cold Blood. Worth it if you are interested in Capote or just like autobiographical subjects.

Now I am just waiting for the next 24 DVD to show up since someone requested it at the library before we were able to renew it and finish season 3.


The Town Criers said...

I've wanted to see Infamous since I saw the other TC movie that came out at the same time--Capote. I think it would be interesting to compare the two--see which one I like more.

Deb said...

I haven't seen Capote yet. It is on my Netflix queue but I have been trying to alternate genres lately so that I am not getting only one type of movie several times in a row. I will probably move it up though now because I am intrigued with the topic at the moment :)

mary said...

The man looooooooves the John Adams series. I'm not sure if the navy base has HBO but it better or he's gonna have serious withdrawals!!

I saw Capote but not Infamous. I'll have to rent it now.