September 12th, 2008

20111112, Marilee

Quiet Damp Day

It's been raining listlessly all day. This isn't related to Ike and I sure hope folks down there have taken shelter! I slept in a bit today, but not as much, and played with the cats some. New popcorn came, so I can have popcorn tonight! Shiva and I saw a strange cat on the porch, but it left when it saw me looking at it. It looks well-fed and brushed, so it's probably a pet. After the mail came, I took a DVD to the post office, picked up mail on the way in, and spent a good bit of time working on an email project.

In the mail was a letter from Social Security telling me that they had sent me a letter saying they were going to review my SS, but they didn't have to review it now after all. I suppose that's good.
20111112, Marilee


This was on Showtime for two season, 35 episodes, and was shown four eps each Thursday on SciFi this summer. The Big Death comes -- some kind of virus has been released (worldwide, they think) that kills anybody who has entered puberty. Just the kids are left to survive. The show starts fifteen years later when Jeremiah (Luke Perry) and Kurdy (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) meet and fight, and then become buddies. The first episodes show them exploring new towns, walking, finding food, etc. They meet someone from Thunder Mountain and become part of their group -- a team looking for help and to help. As the show goes further along, we find out that there are other enemies, many of them, and one of the funniest bits in the show was when an enemy was identified by the fact that they had underpants! But it does show how they managed. Unfortunately, only the first season is on DVD. The second season has one of those "it could go this way or that way" endings.

I really recommend this -- I enjoyed it and there's some excellent acting. It appears to have all been shot in Vancouver, so it's good that a lot of it is set in Denver.

One interesting thing: When the show said the star, it said Perry; when the Scifi channel said the star, it said Warner. Apparently they thought he was more stfnal.
20111112, Marilee

Millennium Actress

This is one of the DVDs I move back to the bottom of my queueue as soon as I send it back in. It's hard to bead with subtitles, but my Japanese is mostly non-existent these days.

A movie studio in Japan is closing and being torn down, and a documentarian and his cameraman want to make a documentary on the legendary studio star who has hidden herself away from society for many years. They find her and she is willing to talk. This is hard to describe -- they become part of the movies she remembers and yet not-part. Many things are interrelated and you get more of the real story as the movie goes on. It covers so many emotions -- hope, love, death, anger, etc. -- that you really feel along with the movie. I highly recommend it.