Monday, May 13, 2013

Housekeeping Notes

1. Speaking of remakes, I think I forgot to review the 2012 The Amazing Spider-Man. I guess we liked it pretty well - more than the Sam Raimi version, although I have a sneaking admiration for his Spider-Man 3. But I guess I'm just not a big fan of Spidey. Too angsty. I did like Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker as James Dean - wearing the heavy glasses Dean used to look intellectual.

2. Our most recent movie was From Dusk Till Dawn, and I guess I'll skip the review for that one too. We liked it a lot, especially the second part, which I guess is where Rodriquez takes over from Tarantino? Anyway, I don't feel like I have much intelligent to add to the discussion.

Not that that stopped me before, but still.

3. Ms. Spenser has gone to Florida for the summer, to be a teaching assistant at FSU and work on her dissertation. As a result, I will be watching fewer of her type of movies (like From Dusk Till Dawn) and more guy flicks - black&white musical comedies, gangster movies, maybe some French New Wave. I've got William Powell in Manhattan Melodrama at the top of the queue now.

Wish me luck, I guess.


mr. schprock said...

I remember watching From Dusk Till Dawn thinking, yeah, this is a pretty good movie, right up to the part when Salma Hayek turned into a zombie. Then it was simply, "What the hell?"

Beveridge D. Spenser said...

We actually saw part on television a while ago - starting a little while after they got to the Twister. So my perceptions are warped. But I like it a lot better after it goes completely nuts.