dodger_sister (dodger_sister) wrote,

Monkey Virus Is My Favorite Apocalypse.

My weekend - I can't even remember what I did on Friday night. It feels like ages ago.

Saturday, we went to see "Source Code".

A train blows up. Jake Gyllenhaal goes into a computer program that will send him inside someone else's body for only the last eight minutes of the man's life and he has to find out who the bomber is, so they can prevent any further attacks. Go, Jake, go!

I enjoyed it. Jake looked unfuckingbelievable, let me tell you. I sometimes get annoyed at repetitive things, like "Groundhog's Day" and such, yet I still liked this. Though oddly, I remember loving that movie, "Run Lola Run" so I don't even know. I mean, I watched that like twice in a row and my friend and I made a whole flow chart and timeline and shit. Of course, we were stoned out of our heads, but whatever.

My point is, even though they continued to replay the last eight minutes before the train blew up - (Jake had to keep going back in to suss out the doer) - I was not annoyed at all. And in fact, the last last eight minutes I found the most nerve-wracking. Also, I think I have a cute little crush on Michelle Monaghan. She is not my usual type in a chick, but I really liked her and she is so cute.

I recommend you all see "Source Code". Now, I think "Battle: Los Angeles" should be seen on a big screen because it is an apocalypse movie. And I think "Sucker Punch" should be seen on the big screen because it is so visually amazing. "Source Code" maybe doesn't have to be seen on the big screen. You could wait and rent it. But it would probably be better seen on the big screen, just because it is quite exciting.

I realize I have seen a lot of movies at the theater lately. The Sister got her vacation pay from the old job and has been very generous about it. Yay, Sister!

On Sunday, I filed away almost a year's worth of mail. I'm not kidding, I had things from May 2010 in that stack. I worked on it for 7 hours. Sadly, no fic reading for me this weekend.

But "The Stand" was on SyFy, so I watched that because it takes no concentration as I was filing things.

It is still seriously my favorite book of all time, so you can imagine I had some issues with the miniseries. The character's whose storyline they changed the most was Larry and he was always my favorite character, so...yeah. Stu, though, was excellent casting as Gary Sinise and although I originally scoffed when I heard of Rob Lowe's casting, I was very pleased with him as Nick (my second fav character). Of course, now I really, really want to reread the book. It's been almost five years, I think. That's the longest I've ever gone without a reread. I have other things to read first.

I turned it on when Stu was running out of the military place and he was all barefoot and I was yelling at the TV, "Steal a dead person's shoes! Don't go outside without a coat! 28 Days Later guy did it better and he was just in a coma!" Seriously, Stu, running outside without any provisions and then walking down the street in your barefeet, wtf. Get smarter, Stu! Get smarter.

I also thought HBO or Showtime should buy the rights and remake this into a miniseries, with one hour episodes of like 12 episodes. A decent sized miniseries like that so they don't have to cut so much stuff.

So, I started recasting.

Stu - Eric Close, though five years ago he looked much more age appropriate for the part.
Frannie - Sprague Grayden - I asked my sister without telling her my thoughts of Sprague and she said, "How about Sprague Grayden?". Great minds and all that.
Harold - Erik Knudsen - apparently my head was in a "Jericho" place. Though Anton Yelchin could also be good. Though really Harold was suppose to be 16, can either of those two guys pull off 16 still?
Larry - Josh Holloway - really Josh is too old. As is Christian Kane, though I would love to hear him sing "The Eve of Destruction". I had another idea and now I am completely blanking on it.

That's as far as I got. Any suggestions?
Tags: books ah books, christian kane is a demi-rock-god, end of the world! everybody pile on!, eric close is so pretty, jericho - small-town apocalypse, josh holloway is my southern comfort, movie blahblahblahing, real life, sister oh sister, the stand is my apocalypse

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