Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Working from home—Movie Day!

One of the advantages of working from home is that I can pop on a movie, and watch/listen while I work. Which is a good thing, because there were a few movies on the PVR.

One of the disadvantages is that, since I was home on my own, I only watched movies that I knew Andrea wouldn’t want to see. And, since Andrea has better taste in movies than I do, it means that I just watched crappy movies. Good thing I was only half paying attention, or I would have been annoyed with myself for wasting so much of my own time.

So here’s what I “watched”:

  • Elektra: I don’t have anything to say about this one. It was so bad I didn’t pay attention at all. No surprises there, right? It didn’t exactly get rave reviews. I turned this one off before it was finished—even though I wasn’t even properly watching it, I still couldn’t leave it on.
  • Transporter 2: Also a bad movie, but at least I was able to leave it on for the duration. (I think I’ve said this before, but I don’t mind “mindless” movies. As long as they’re somewhat entertaining. Elektra didn’t quite make the cut.) Unfortunately, I can’t say much about this one, because I didn’t pay enough attention. It has two good looking female characters, who had no part in the movie. Well, their part was that they were good looking, I guess. One of them was always shooting people, wearing nothing but a bra and panties. I guess because the director wanted to go for realism—every assassin I’ve ever met has been a good looking woman, wearing her bra and panties while she killed people.
  • Beverly Hills Cop: An oldie, but a g— um… I don’t know. This movie is definitely dated, but it still has a certain charm. It was made in 1984, and if you ever forget that, all you have to do is listen to the soundtrack. I’ll have Axel F running through my head for days.