April 1st, 2008


A movie WTF

Our housemate is an avid movie watcher, and is constantly getting me to watch movies. I've gained the reputation of someone who doesn't like to watch movies, but don't get me wrong - I do love movies, but when I'm at home I always have this nagging feeling like I shouldn't be wasting my time watching a movie, I should be doing other, more important things that need to be done around the house*, so I tend to resist what I sometimes feel as "wasting" 2 hours. I know it's silly, and usually once I start watching I'm fine with it, but it's just the way I feel. Watching something on TiVo during dinner at least is multi-tasking, but it's hard to do anything else productive while engrossed in a movie. (We also don't go out to a lot of movies, but that's mostly because I hate that it's so expensive anymore. I'm a penny-pinching Scotsman, so sue me.)

Anyway, he's one of the high-usage NetFlix subscribers that's actually harmful to their business model, so he's got something new about every other day. Once in a while he hooks me with a movie that I actually do want to sit down and watch, so Sunday night we watched I Am Legend.

Obviously it had been a loooong time since I'd read the novel, because I was irked by the ending.

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*Playing City of Heroes, for example.