August 26, 2005

Vicarious Stress Relief

Well, I popped a few more rentals into the DVD player yesterday. Watched Hide and Seek, Cursed and Blade Trinity. The suspense movie was scarier than the werewolf movie or the vampire movie (although the Blade films are really action flicks that just happen to have vampires for the bad guys). Luckily my expectations were low enough that I enjoyed all of them, even Cursed (which is no Dog Soldiers). I was kind of let down by the end of Hide and Seek, though....silly me, for expecting originality from Hollywood, which seems to subsist on remakes and sequels...and the beginning of Cursed was so similar to The Lost Boys that for a second I thought I'd popped the wrong DVD into the player. Maybe Wes Craven was doing "an homage". I am going to buy Blade 3, though--not just to round out my collection, but because Ryan Reynolds makes a great wise-cracking vampire hunter, and I could admire his abs re-watch the action scenes a few more times.

Today is the start of my work week, and the way things have been going I needed to indulge in a little extracurricular mayhem so I don't go postal. I hate it when the higher ups decree a new policy that I think it stupid. How can I get my employees' buy in, when my boss hasn't gotten mine? Unfortunately, when we start to lose customers, I'm sure it will be considered my fault....

I wonder if I have time to watch From Dusk til Dawn before I go into work?

Posted by Susie at August 26, 2005 10:25 AM | TrackBack
Comments

Hide and Seek came in the mail at the same time as Sin City. I was really disappointed in this movie. I figured with all the names in it, it would have been better. You are right though, I figured the whole thing out in the first 30 minutes, and it seems to be a rehash of other movies. But I don't want to give too much away.

Posted by: Contagion at August 27, 2005 08:13 AM

"Maybe Wes Craven was doing "an homage"."

I'm guessing that this line itself is an homage to The Dead Pool? :-)

Posted by: Harvey at August 28, 2005 01:30 PM