Our son bailed out on Bladerunner (which was disappointing), so our family movie this past weekend was The Hidden. We'd described it as being a B-movie, so he was somewhat disappointed that it wasn't... trashier? Stupider? Who knows. Mainly, it can't possibly be an A-movie with its storyline. I love it—the buddy-cop relatioship, the aliens who love fast cars and punk music, the random absurdities, the second alien (a guy in his 60s who is a wonderfuly incongruous manifestation of the alien, given its tastes in entertainment), the shootout at a mannikin factory (!), and the unexpected pathos of the ending.
The DVD version has a couple of changes from the VHS/theater-release version. One cleaned up a clumsy edit, but the other used a different film-take during the last 20 seconds of the story, and it changed the tone of the ending. Whyyyy??? The original ending had complicated sub-feelings that left you feeling both sorrowful and hopeful at the same time, and I much preferred it. Still love the movie, though.
We're behind on Justified, so I'm hoping not to get spoiled over the ending. I could use many more episodes of Sleepy Hollow than the season offers (what a guilty pleasure that show is), more episodes of The Blacklist just because, and a whole makeover of Grimm—or mainly, the early first season back. I would also like Battle Creek not to get cancelled. *fingers crossed*
Still lacking in writing inspiration, so let me mention the fandom limerick challenge again. Please, leave me a fandom and a prompt and rescue me from mailaise and the temptations of Spider Solitaire. :D