Sunday, January 03, 2010

Weekend double feature

Following up on yesterday's post . . .

Thanks to our good friends at Netflix and Santa Claus for the new DVD player. They kept yours truly from going stir crazy with cabin fever on an unusually cold Central Florida weekend.

Selection #1 was "Angels & Demons," the sequel to last year's hit "DaVinci Code" adaptation of Dan Brown's best-selling novel. Tom Hanks returned to star in it. And, there was a lot of neat scenery as he ran all over Rome trying to thwart a quadruple assassination and bomb threat. Not as good as the first film. Glad I didn't pay to see it in the theater. But, well worth a DVD rental, especially if it keeps Mother Nature at bay this winter.

Selection #2 was "Star Trek," the summertime hit that told the story of how Captain Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, Dr. McCoy, and Scotty met. I was chided for not seeing this one in the theaters, as the space-diving scene was supposed to be really cool on a large screen. Somehow, I managed to survive. Then again, I'm not a trekkie . . . er trekker. Bottom line: Same as Selection #1, just ok but better than dealing with the cold weather.

Now, off to update my Netflix queue . . .



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