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What have you done to Harry Potter?

So I got Goblet of Fire through Netflix and watched it. I guess I'm going to have to just resign myself to being in the minority on this. I didn't like what they did with Prizoner of Azkaban, and I really dislike what they did with Goblet of Fire. For one thing, if you're going to have to totally wreck that much of the book to make it into a movie, maybe you should think about two movies per book? I guess that might go a bit overboard, but at least you wouldn't be completely raping the plot, and taking out all the stuff that made it into a really involving, special book rather than an average fantasy-type story. Or if you can't make it into two movies, at least resist the urge to expand some things that don't need expanding to show off your L33t FX(!), making other parts of the story suffer even more by compression. (It's the same thing honestly that pissed me off at the end of Azkaban.) Not even sure if I'm going to bother with the rest of the movies as they come out, honestly.

So now I've actually got no Netflix movies here, for a change. I'm usually a couple days in watching one disc, and by the time I send it back I'll already have the next one from my queue. But I've started trying to watch them again more often now, and sent one disc back on... Friday? Something like that, and sent this one back this afternoon. So now I get to sit and wait for the next ones. And not do much else, because the BLOODY AWFUL HEAT won't let me do much except sit in the nice air-conditioned front room with my ass in the chair, trying to kill time. Gah, someone appease the weather gods, or something! This shit needs to stop, now.

So, speaking of Netflix, anyone have any suggestions for movies that might be up my alley, that I Really Should See? I guess that's a bit of a wide-open field, but hey. I'm reaaaally bad about watching flicks, especially lately, so chances are good that whatever you name, I won't have seen it. Gimme a few movies, and reasons they Should Be Watched, and maybe I'll throw 'em on my queue. Not that I really really need more things for my queue, but whatever.

Other than that, I'm waiting for the heat to at least let up enough that I can go out and do a bit more shopping. Gyah. I can seriously barely stand to step foot outside the house. I do have to go out at least twice a day though to put out some food into my pond. I've found one more dead fish (I think the new koi I bought and one of the two goldfish are gone now), but as of yesterday I know I still had at least 2 of the golden orfes, and I've actually spotted the other fish that's still in there from previously, and it's a pretty large black fish, around 6 inches or maybe even slightly more. I think it's probably a koi, but I'm not certain, and haven't had *that* good a look at it. Hopefully it's not eating my other newer fishies. Or baby froggies, since I haven't seen many of those around lately. Grrr.



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Jul. 18th, 2006 03:19 pm (UTC)
Danke! And I've actually seen a couple of those. ;)

Added to my memories, just since I know it'll take me a while to digest anyhow, and I'll add stuff to my queue bit by bit. (Plus I don't think I'll watch all of them because I really shy away from most of the horror stuff.)
Jul. 18th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Amadeus... it didn't win a zillion awards for nothing

The Duel... cheesy but oh so awesome suspense flick, especially if you've ever dealt with an overheating car in hot weather

Pippi Longstocking (any)... because these are so bad that they're great

Spiceworld... see above

Old Boy... it's a korean movie people either love or hate, but I thought it was great.

I realize my reasons are perhaps not that convincing, but when we take into account that it is *me* suggesting here, you can't go wrong!
Jul. 19th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
the nice air-conditioned front room

It's not nice to gloat. It makes all the jealousy come out.

I was *not* built for survival in 35-7 degrees in the fucking shade.
Jul. 19th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
Well, if it helps, it's a window unit and the longer I run it to try to take the edge out of the heat, the less efficient it seems to be. Plus while it's good at dealing with, say, low or mid-90's, the temperatures it's been reaching the last few days are still a bit much for it.

On the other hand, I finally broke down and got a small unit for my bedroom. I was worried about it overloading the electricity, but it seems to be doing okay so far *knocks on wood* and is really helping keep my bedroom cool.

I also suck at centigrade temperatures, but I'll assume that's Really Damn Hot.
Jul. 20th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
37 C is the average person's body temperature. It's been a bit less, today, down at 32-34 or so.
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