I’m Not Dead

Oh yeah, I used to keep a blog didn’t I? I wish I could claim to have been busy doing something world-changingly brilliant or fascinating, but frankly I don’t recall anything like that going on around these parts in the last few weeks. Before I press on with rambling apologies about my brief absence let me give you a few recommendations:

On the film front, you absolutely must see Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. The one review I read before I saw it was bursting with praise, and the movie comfortably lived up to it. I know I’ve used the phrase "best film this year" a few times so far this year, but they really do keep getting better. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is hilarious, original, surprising and quirky.

So from a great film to… um… Doom. I’m not going to go so far as to say this movie was actually any good, but I will say I was entertained. The first-person shot that everyone keeps talking about is pretty cool. There are guns and explosions. If your brain has an off switch, or some sort of limiter, then you should be able to enjoy it.

Finally, Firefly. If you’ve seen Serenity you know what to expect. If you haven’t seen Serenity then you should go see it, then you’ll know what to expect from Firefly. Then you may feel the need, as I did, to buy the whole series (only 14 episodes) on DVD because that’s the only non-Internet-piracy-crappy-quality-watch-it-on-your-computer way to see it in this country. It’s worth it, especially since everyone seems to be doing major deals on it for Christmas.

That’s what I’ve been watching for the last couple of weeks. Have I missed anything good?