Monday, September 16, 2013

Musing Mondays, September 16, 2013

Musing Mondays ( asks you to muse about one of the following each week…
MusingMondays5• Describe one of your reading habits. • 
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).

 • Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Today my musing is about Science Fiction movies.  I have to admit I am not much of a movie person. When I go it is with a  group of friends and  they don’t like Science Fiction.   When a Science Fiction movie comes on I will say that I am going by myself but then I will pick up a book and read instead.   For the same reason I don’t have any of the premium movie channels but when the free weekends come on I record all the movies I meant to see but did not.  That same reading a book gets in the way of watching what I record so they pile up on my DVR.   I don’t feel like I have to hurry to see them but now I am up against a deadline.

 Friday I go with a new cable provider and a new DVR.  I will lose all of the movies I recorded to watch later so today is Sunday and I am on a movie marathon. I started with John Carter.  I know the critics panned it but I liked it.   It was different from the book but still entertaining.  I would give it a B or B+.

Cowboys and Aliens came next.  That one I found a little slow and fast forwarded through parts.  Something I could not do in the theater.  I would give it a C- or D+.

I, Robot was next.  I like Will Smith and the movie is good.  Again not much like the book but entertaining. It gets a B+.

I have a few to go before Friday.  Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter was next.  Fantasy instead of Science Fiction but not something  my movie buddies would go to.  It turned out to be a DNF.  Since I did not pay to see that was OK>
 This does have something to do with books as all of these movies are taken from books - I have read I, Robot and Edgar Rice Burrows Mars books.

I will report on my progress during the week next Monday.  By then what I have not watched will be gone.


Lauren B said...

Cowboys and Aliens was super cheesy but it was good for a laugh or two. I did enjoy I, Robot but gave John Carter a miss - not my thing.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your movies.
Thanks for stopping by the Harem :0)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I did the same thing when we had a free weekend. I don't normally get HBO, so I recorded several movies from that weekend. Movies that haven't appeared on Showtime or the others connected with it.

But it would be challenging to watch them all before your service changes!! Good luck.


Unknown said...

Oh yes, the Abe Lincoln Vampire Hunter movie was just awful.LOL

DoingDewey said...

I really liked I, Robot although I'd certainly agree that it's just entertaining and not a spectacular movie. I haven't read the book yet but I definitely want to :)

Daystarz Books said...

I'm not a huge sci fi fan but I hope you enjoy the rest of your movies before they're gone. Here's my musing :