Fini: Les Revenants, zombies élégants

Wow! I’m so happy that I decided to watch this mini-series when I’d never heard of it. It came recommended by Netflix or Amazon.com — whoever ‘knows’ my taste. I often like those recommendations (can’t say that about all services who hit for your general demographic but don’t bother ‘botting you to see what you’re actually about), so I grabbed E01 and let it sit forever.

Finally watched it and was like, this is intriguing, right?! As I watched more, I liked it even better. I gave myself a teensy spoiler when I googled (after E03) to see if a second series was out. I came across a main character descriptions list and slight spoilers were in there but it didn’t ruin it, rather helped my understanding — like X is Y’s brother. Oh, didn’t know that and it will be made clear later (spoiler) but it didn’t detract from watching it, having seen that.

It is in French, so unless you’re a francophone or don’t mind subtitles, this may be not worth your time. If you don’t mind subtitles, it’s great because it’s the type of show you really have to WATCH (don’t distractedly). I saw in the same place with the character description that Stephen King had tweeted he loved it. This makes perfect sense. It’s like King on a good day.

And let me say, it’s considered horror genre but I’m the biggest wuss in the world and loved it. It’s not really scary, more mysterious.

 

#Recommended: Go see #Gravity #film right NOW

Gravity Space WalkThis isn’t a review because I can’t be bothered. It’s my birthday weekend! It’s a brief ‘recommend.’

I wanted to get this out there for anybody wondering what to do on their Sunday: get your arse out and watch Gravity at the cinema! –click that link to go to the official site

Here’s my setup: I’ve been waiting for 2 months when G finally comes out, right? It comes out and all the flipping showtimes — that are NON-3D — are matinées. I work for a living. I was so disappointed. I mean cross. This week, they finally added some evening shows. I went straight out and saw it, on my birthday! The thing is, when I’ve been waiting a long time for a film to come out, -that means you, Thor 2 I tend to be disappointed in the film. I almost always have to re-watch it when it comes out on DVD to get a ‘clearer picture.’ That’s internal but I can’t help it. After Gravity was out in theatres for 3 weeks on top of the months I’d waited, I reckoned that I’d be pissy about it.

Nope.

Firsty: if you love 3D, I recommend you pay extra to see it that way.

Middly: my eyes/ brain don’t recognise depth of field; I was born this way. The only thing I see in 3D is wavy lines that never form a picture. So. I’m gauging the above rec on the fact that most people seem to enjoy the 3D experience and I think with the way things move about in this film, it must be a good one for that.

Lastly: who cares if it’s in 3D? It’s FANTASTIC! Hie thee to a picture show! I don’t think that it’ll be as good on the small screen. Yes, the story and acting is still there but I think being up.in.they.face whilst it’s happening is a big part of it. I actually moved my arm twice whilst watching it (again, this is non-3D). If I were sitting at home watching on a monitor, I don’t think that would’ve happened.