January 10th, 2010

Nightmare Night Applejack

Miniseries: TV, Movie, Both?

So, I was thinking about watching The Day of the Triffids, then saw that it is actually a six-part 2½-hour miniseries. Dear friends, does this count as a movie? Poll below, and please leave other thoughts in the comments.

Poll #1509546 Miniseries: TV, Movie, Both?

Does watching a miniseries count as watching a movie?

Yes
2(33.3%)
No
4(66.7%)

If yes to #1, what's the minimum length that counts?

1 hour
0(0.0%)
1½ hours
1(50.0%)
2 hours
0(0.0%)
3 hours
0(0.0%)

If yes to #1, do serialized television seasons count (e.g., Lost)?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
2(100.0%)
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Movie #6: Primer

Primer


My rating: 3 of 5 stars, might get bumped higher upon second viewing...
This is a time travel movie, but very different from others I've seen. It really deals with many of the actual limitations on time-travel that the laws of physics imposes, which I found very refreshing. It is really brilliant the way they dealt with the [TECH] issue that so many episodes of Star Trek suffered from.

I might need to watch this again just to grasp all the plot points though. Sometimes it was hard to tell who was when, and the plot is extremely twisty, a necessary evil. This story is hard to tell. I kind of wish I had a diagram or something to help me grasp all the little turns.

I gather that this movie was on a budget of $7000 and won an award at Sundance. Very impressive. There aren't any flashy special effects, but it really didn't need them. Be prepared to be confused, though.
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Movie #7: Year One

Year One


My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a funny flick that follows Zed and Oh, a hunter and a gatherer from a small village, on their adventures. Along the way, they encounter a number of biblical characters including Cain and Abel, Abraham and Isaac, and the debaucherites of Sodom. Part slapstick, part romance, part dick and fart joke, this movie really shows off the weirdness that is Jack Black.