I love being that kind of sick where I’m just under the weather enough that I need to stay home and rest, but have enough coherency that I am not tied to the bathroom and miserable. It allows me to watch my Netflix backlog, and catch up on guilty pleasures. I am emerging from my living room cave with comments on a few flicks for your perusal...What have you seen lately that you would recommend to watch or avoid?
Cowboys and Aliens:
A movie without a center of gravity on which to stand: Both too derivative to be a great sci-fi flick, and too stupid to be taken seriously as a hard boiled western. The trailer made it look and feel tongue in cheek, and every write up ahead of time made it look like a fun time at the movies. In addition, the film is stocked with talent: Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard produced it, Jon Favreau is a great action director, Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford are more than capable, etc. Hey, the creature design is even really cool. But when any film is credited as having 7 people creating the story (5 of whom are the screenwriters), you know there are going to be some bumps in the road