Saturday, June 06, 2015

More Nonsensical Commentary


Blackhat starring Chris Hemsworth. There is an actor in here named, get this, Yorick van Wageningen. Michael Mann made this one. I like Mann's films but this computer hacker stuff just seems silly.

Interstellar starring [famous actors]. Someone the other day said they liked this. Did you ever watch the Los Angeles police show Mann did a few years ago? Robbery Homicide Division? That was a good program but only lasted for one season at ten episodes.

Outlander: season one, volume one starring [people]. Sold in two volumes so that you have to pay twice to get a full season.  This is unrelated to that awful swords and aliens film series.

Fifty Shades of Grey starring [other people]. Woman meets uber-rich guy who wears ties. Or something. I don't know, I never read those books.

Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley What's the big deal about Cumberbatch? I don't get it.

Wild starring Reese Witherspoon. Woman gets upset and goes hiking. I think that sounds like a decent plan. What I do not agree with is writing an entire book about a huge hike and not printing one stinking picture.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Movies I Missed Ordering

DVD. What can I say? I missed'em.

Unbroken starring Jack O'Connell. You ever seen that David Bowie POW movie, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence? I should try watching that again.

American Sniper starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. Is the baby prop as awful as commenters said?

Hunger Games Mockingjay, Part One starring Jennifer Lawrence, many others. Girl with arrows shoots arrows at people.

The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies starring Hobbits, Elves, Orcs, one dragon, one Dark Lord. Neil Finn did a tune for one of these things. The premiere was in Wellington. I just looked at a map and Wellington is on a small peninsula. Google Maps says it is a 12.5 hour drive from Dunedin. Oof. That's a long haul. Taking the train is a two day trip.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015


Audiobooks on CD and Stuck in Plastic Travel Cases

Wicked Appetite by Janet Evanovich. 7 CDs at 7 hours. Characters do something and other things happen.

Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly. 6 CDs at 6.5 hours.  Doriem Kelly went to Michigan. That's a black mark.

The Grand Finale by Janet Evanovich.  5 CDs at 5 hours.  More people doing things.

Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews.  12 CDs at 15 hours. No disc count or time listed on the cover. I found that info in the catalog. I also found a brief plot description of "in an attempt to find themselves, three friends vacation at a beach house." Yeah, good luck with that.

Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.  11 CDs at 13 hours. The Lusitania is most famous, of course, for being the passenger cruiser with an awful name.

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Directive by Eric Van Lustbader.  12 CDs at 14.5 hours.  Spies spy.

Large Print

Cover Your Eyes by Mary Burton. Cover image has a woman covering her eyes.  Really? That's your best effor?


Entrepreneurship: create your own business with 25 projects by Alex Kahan. This is a kids book. I'll reclass this dude for the children's collection.