Watching presents

Published December 26, 2014 by Iphis of Scyros

There were fewer watchable presents this year than usual (generally, there’s almost nothing but DVDs under the tree) but it’s still going to take a long time to watch them all, ’cause I’ve lost my ability to multitask.  Well, not entirely, but I can’t write fiction while watching movies anymore.  So that makes it take longer to watch anything, because I have to set aside the writing I want to be doing, y’know?

The selection was different from what I would have expected, too.  Instead of the superhero movies and such, it was like my mother picked them all out, as things that she thinks are “worth” watching, things that people will still watch decades from now.  (Which is not to say that she wasn’t thrilled to receive a copy of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” mind you…)  Of course, two of them are guaranteed to still be watched decades from now, being already many decades old.  They’re Blu-ray upgrades for “The Great Train Robbery” and “A Hard Day’s Night”.

I’m watching the latter now, and it suddenly struck me that it’s a 50th anniversary release.  Wow, you know, just wow.  It’s one of my all time favorite movies, and it’s older than I am.

There’s actually a surprising connection between it and one of the other movies I got, being the extended edition of “The Desolation of Smaug.”  The connection being that the guy playing Bofur totally makes me think of George Harrison.  I don’t know if it’s that he actually looks like him, or if it’s just something about the way he speaks/carries himself, or what.

‘Course, “The Desolation of Smaug” makes the watching take even longer, ’cause you can’t just start at part 2; you have to re-watch part 1 first, and have time to go back to the theater and see part 3 again, too.  (But now I want to see the Doctor riding a giant eagle into battle!)

Anyway, nothing much to say, as you can see.  Didn’t post yesterday because stuff.

And suddenly now I have to get ready to go out, because my brother just called and wants to get out of his condo because his upstairs neighbors are having a crazy-loud party.

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