Friday, May 29, 2009

Netflix Fridays: What Are We Watching Now?

Hello everybody! We had to hold off on our Bones Marathon this week s we're waiting on one disc so we've been plowing through our Netflix queue. We finally made it through Disc 2 of BSG. Good, but - as usual - needs more yucks. Wendy & Lucy was very good - nothing bad happened to the dog but it still quite sad. Quantum of Solace wasn't as disappointing as we expected (though I did fall asleep) but it defintely was not as good as Casino Royale. We also watched Happenstance, a french movie staring the lovely Audrey Tatou. We both fell asleep during that one. Enough said.

Here's what we've getting to this week:

Born in Brothels - This should be interesting to watch after seeing "Slumdog Millionaire." It's an Oscar-winning documentary about several children who live in Calcutta's red-light district, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Spurred by the kids' fascination with her camera, Zana Briski, a photographer documenting life in the brothels, decides to teach them photography. As they begin to look at and record their world through new eyes, the kids awaken to their own talents and sense of worth.
It's sure to leave me in tears....

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky - Funny and provocative, this 1992 documentary explores the political life and ideas of Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned linguist, intellectual and political activist. Chomsky illustrates how the media tacitly manipulates public opinion to further the agendas of the powerful.

It's sure to leave me depressed for weeks.

Battlestar Gallactica: Season 4, Disc 3 - I really wish that we were able to watch this show as it aired originally. It's funny watching it on DVD... I have to really get myself worked up to watching it - and I always enjoy the shows after I've watched them, but each time we get a new disc, I have to almost convince myself I like this show again. It'd be so much easier if it just came on once a week and I had to watch it then. No debates, no procrastination. Oh well... we are enjoying it, it just needs a teensy weensy bit of levity injected into it every once in a while.

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