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Fern Gully, The Faculty, etc

Slowly dwindling down my Instant Queue on Netflix!  Today I watched a few documentaries.  I watched the Deadly Dozen- Asia episode; about 15mins of a docu on Siberian Tigers- must’ve been like 20 years old; about 30mins about an Antarctica docu that I just got bored with even though there were penguins- it was clearly from the late 70s/early 80s; I deleted a few about dinosaurs that the covers looked very CGI.

Then this evening I first watched The Faculty, I used to love that movie.  Josh Harnett, what a hottie!  Elijah Wood, he’s like such a little kid in that movie!  Great movie anyway, parts were kinda gross with the whole alien part, but nonetheless, happy to tick it off the list today!

After that I tried to watch Grease 2, unbelievably horrible.  For one thing, half the characters are repeats.  Frenchie is back as herself, but now she teaches Chemistry?!  She dyed her hair pink!  How does this make sense?!  Then the principal is still there and so is Blanche, nothing weird about that.  Then its like instead of Sandy trying to be “cool” now this new boy has to switch to be a TBird?  I never got that impression about Sandy in Grease, that she had to be a Pink Lady to date Danny.  She was just a little prudish, which supposedly was not how she was all summer or whatever.  And the gross old guy from the other gang is STILL THERE.  Like he cruises up to high schools still and makes fun of high school gangs or something.  He was old and gross in the first movie, he’s still old and gross now, except he’s supposed to be a few years older!  And then there’s Michael, Sandy’s cousin even though he is English.  Wasn’t Sandy Australian??

Whatever.  2 songs in and I just couldn’t take it anymore!  I gave it 1 star on Netflix and erased it from my queue.

Next up, FernGully: The Last Rainforest!  I’ve never actually seen the full thing so this was exciting.  Its a movie about fairies living in the rainforest when humans come in and start cutting down the trees with the aid of an evil fairy.  Avatar anyone?  Happy Feet?  This was the original storyline and those other 2 just kinda stole some thunder.  Big penguin fan here, but not too keen on Happy Feet.  The unrealistic characteristics of the penguins really bugged me, and it just got worse throughout the whole movie!  But I digress, maybe some day I will come back to that and tell you what I think, but not today!  Anyway, so many similarities because FernGully and Avatar, this is like the super little little kid version!  Except of course for the evil fairy, who reminded me a lot of the evil guy in the Princess & the Frog.  That guy was freaky.

I really enjoy Disney movies, I have a huge list in my queue that hopefully I will continue to watch, and maybe end most my nights on a happy note with Disney movies or other cartoons!

So, what do you guys think of those movies?  Like – not like?  Agree – disagree?

Cast of Angel

#3 Finish watching Angel on Netflix – done

Per my 30 Before 30 list, I have been working on 3. Finish watching the last few seasons of Angel – done (08/2012) and I’ve just finished it! It has been an “interesting” 5th season to say the least.  Then 4th season was pretty crazy too and I didn’t like the addition of certain characters (I won’t spoil it if you haven’t seen it yet want to).  But the 5th season ended quite abruptly, for starters killed off my favorite character.  Then suddenly when it was just getting good again, the show was over!  So I give it 3 stars, for the full series.

Cast of Angel

Cast of Angel

Now I don’t know what to watch next!  I think I want to put off #12. Watch all seasons until up to date of Vampire Diaries.  I feel like that’s perfect for the winter months, I won’t get up to date enough to be able to see it on TV anyway.  I actually caught a few episodes early this summer and really liked it.  I love vampire movies and was excited when I heard the show was coming out until I saw it was on the CW and caught a few partial ‘eh’ episodes and didn’t care for it after that.  I’m not a big fan of CW shows, they are similar to whats been playing on ABC Family, tween drama shows that feature kids wearing designer clothes, any technology they want, their own cars, and extensive (for the age level of the audience and characters) amounts of sex- on the FAMILY channel!  Its just ridiculous and I don’t waste my time watching that stuff!  Actually I don’t watch a lot of TV at all, I’d much rather read blogs or do some crafting 🙂

Vampire Diaries Cast

Vampire Diaries Cast

If anyone else knows what I’m talking about, awesome.  I guess the first few episodes were mostly teen issues from what I remember, but the ones I saw early summer were all about vampire drama.  That’s what I want!  Plus, Stefan and Damon ARE HOT!  So in a few months I’ll watch that.

In the meantime, should I start Eureka over?  I have no idea what happened the first few seasons.  Should I finish Chuck?  I’m 2 seasons behind, I’d have to start over to really enjoy it again.  Or maybe I should try True Blood again?  I know everybody loves it, and I really loved the 1st season, but then I didn’t have access to the 2nd season and its been over 2 years now.

Or instead, should I concentrate on dwindling down some of the 200 items in my Netflix queue?  Perhaps I should concentrate on the movies I have in there.  I went thru phases of queuing documentaries like Deadly Dozen, Food Matters, National Geographic: Human Body, The Secret, Helvetica, etc.  Now I think maybe I will go thru my documentaries and eliminate a lot more!  I could go through all the animal ones fairly quickly, even though I must have like 30 to go thru, and some are TV series!  haha I love animal shows!