Posts Tagged ‘redbox’
Thanks to the local Redbox, I watched four movies this week that I hadn’t seen yet.
The Other Boyelan Girl – I must say this was a waste of a dollar. The book was long, but whoever did the adaptation for the film really didn’t get it. So much was left out that the movie made no sense. Like Mary meeting the king and basically falling in love with him and sleeping with him in the span of 60 seconds. Bad movie and really sucky adaptation. Don’t waste your time with the movie; the book is where it’s at.
Juno – I’ll be renting this one again. In fact, I’ll probably just buy it. There were so many great lines in this movie, which is the reason I’m going to make DH watch it sometime. It was so quirky, funny, honest, and surprising. And it had a great soundtrack that I plan to add to my pod.
Shutter – Kind of creepy, but not really. If you’re not into horror films at all, don’t bother with this one. And if you are, don’t bother. It wasn’t really all that scary or suspenseful. Yet, I was still entertained. It was only $1 to rent, so I don’t feel bad about the choice. Just wouldn’t recommend it.
Cloverfield – This one was filmed like Blair Witch Project, a movie I wasn’t particularly fond of. In a nutshell, big morphed spider thing with little spider things dropping off it terrorizes New York City. Lots of explosions, a bit of gore, some suspense, and not at all scary. In the end New York City gets blown up. Maybe this would have been better in 3D in a theater.
So, that has been my experience with Redbox so far. I really like the convenience and there is a good selection of fairly recent stuff.
I have finished knitting the heel flap on Sock 2 of Pair #1. (Sorry no pictures yet!) I will be turning the heel – maybe tonight. After getting the gusset done, it’s pretty much smooth sailing/knitting to the toe. Depending on how busy/tired I am this weekend, I will probably have a complete pair of socks by Sunday night.
Time to wind the next skein of sock yarn. It also might be time to stop by the LYS for some thicker yarn for warm winter socks.
Can you believe it’s mid-August? Looking forward to sweater and wool sock weather.
In moving news, I’m almost moved into my studio. Actually slept there on the air mattress last night. After that I’m really looking forward to having a regular bed! I’ve been unpacking things as I bring them over and am fairly settled already. One great thing about a small space is you have to be very selective about what you have. There is a large outdoor light outside my sleeping area window and I’m considering getting blackout curtains for that window. It’s nice having my own space here. I am sitting with my decision not to get cable, so I’ll either not watch tv during the week or I’ll watch movies.
Our Walmart now has a Redbox in it and I’ve rediscovered the joy of renting $1 movies. While I still like Netflix for those hard to find things, I like being able to drive over to Walmart and grab a movie quick. Seems like a decent selection of fairly recent stuff. And you can reserve online. (Okay, I’m starting to sound like a Redbox commercial.)
We did 14 tours for international students today at the library. I was responsible for organizing all of this and I’m very pleased with how smoothly it flowed. I’ve already shown you the brochure I designed. In addition to that, they also received 50% off coupons for the library’s coffee shop. I was glad we got to participate and hope that this will continue. There are some other follow-up things that I’m planning, but I’m sure that it will be less students than we saw today.
Tomorrow, I’m off to pick up a gift book collection for the library. Between all the teaching and everything else this fall, I’ll have another gift collection to process. It’s going to be a busy fall around here.