in time

the year: 2011

the genre: sci-fi

the cast: Justin Timberlake (Will Salas); Amanda Seyfried (Sylvia Weis); Cillian Murphy (Raymond Leon); Olivia Wilde (Rachel Salas); Matt Bomer (Henry Hamilton); Alex Pettyfer (Fortis)

the plot: In a future where people stop aging at 25, and are engineered to live only one more year (unless they can buy their way out of it), Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of his war against the system.

don't miss: Will's car. Ooh. Pretty!

listen for: "I didn't mean to shoot him, I meant to scare him." "I think you did both."

did you know: While the movie was about people who would look 25 years old until they die, Amanda Seyfried is actually the only significant character who was 25 during filming.

extra bonus points: if you know the significance of many of the main character names.

also listen for: "Is it stealing if it's already stolen?"

disclaimer: there is a bit of violence. (not so much blood and guts, but quite a bit of shoot 'em up) and one makeout scene.


the finder

Serendipity: stumbling upon a great new-to-you tv show.

I saw the commercials for The Finder, thought it looked interesting, and then promptly forgot all about it - don't tell anyone, but this seems to be the trend in my life right now. ;)

Then, thank goodness for xfinity-on demand, I found the "catch up" episodes and immediately spent four delightful hours with my new favorite show.

Any of these will give you a sense of the quirky, fun.

All the promos say that it's a Bones spin off, but I have to say it's an entirely different animal and they made some changes between the mention on a December Bones episode and the start of the official season.

Iraq war veteran Walter Sherman locates almost anything for just about anyone. Once he’s on a case, there’s no turning back until he’s found exactly what he’s looking for – whether that’s a dead body, a missing father, a guitar pick, a murder weapon or a pair of lucky socks. Walter’s legal advisor and brother-in-arms Leo Knox (once an intense lawyer) is now a gentle giant and philosopher who owns the ramshackle Ends of the Earth bar in Looking Glass Key, FL, which also serves as a makeshift office and home base for Walter. Leo keeps a close eye on unruly teenager Willa Monday, who is currently on probation and works at the Ends of the Earth bar.

Because of his rare skills, Walter is often asked to find a person or a thing that law enforcement either will not or cannot find. Walter’s occasional social ineptitude, general paranoia and case-related tunnel vision make him somewhat difficult to work with, but thanks to the help and guidance of Leo, as well as the grateful friends and connections he has made through his work, he ultimately finds meaning in his own life by finding someone or something other people have lost.

Here's the Bones promo:

Update: Sadly, this show was cancelled by FOX.  It might have made the cut if they hadn't played musical chairs with its schedule. Sigh.


to see: my list

I haven't had much time to watch any movies lately, so my "to see, sometime" list is actually growing:

In Time
Moonrise Kingdom
Seven Days in Utopia
The Avengers - teehee.
Good Deeds
Man on a Ledge

Not quite so new:
The Muppets
We Bought a Zoo
Tower Heist
Adjustment Bureau
The Source Code
Larry Crowne

Seen any of these? What's on your "to see, sometime" list?


quotes: debbie reynolds movies

1. Salutations.

2. Meet the greatest actor in the world! I'd rather kiss a tarantula.
You don't mean that.
I don't - - Hey Joe, get me a tarantula.

3. I don't care who the father is, but I'M the grandfather!

4. Just think, Miss Renie, that same moon that's shinin' down on me this very moment, is shinin' down on Pete's tomatoes!

5. I'll bet you made the doctor show his license before he slapped your bottom!

6. Molly sure know what she was doin' when she made this place red. The blood don't show.

7. I was holding auditions...
With three sailors?
With a young lady! And we were, well...
You can skip that. You're old enough and we're broad minded.