The Lost Blog and The Lost Room

In my efforts to blog more regularly – here is a quick movei review entry.

I recently watched the first disc of “The Lost Room” and I liked it. It really is a good one to see without knowing anything about it because each little thing that comes up is so much more fun. 

“The Lost Room” is a Sci-Fi (now Scy-Fy… ugh, don’t get me started on that… perhaps that is a blog for another day) original, made-for-TV, mini-series.  I was a little hesitant about it at first where we just watch “Tin Man” and although I liked it, I didn’t feel like it was anything that special.  I was pleasently suprised when “The Lost Room” turned out to be a real treat.  The main character is pretty clever and in general, I thought the writing wasn’t overly predictable.  Most of the characters are just fun as well.

I haven’t watched “Lost” simply because I know I would get addicted to six seasons of what seems like an overcomplicated and at times silly plot, but from what I know about “Lost”, “The Lost Room” seems like maybe the same kind of mysetery fun, but with much less time required.

So in summary, if you like science fiction and/or mysteries, give this one a try. 

I determined at some point in time that interesting blogs are either filled with strong opinions or highly interesting/entertaining information.  Here’s a stab at the former:

I think most films are much more enjoyable if you have no idea what they are about before you see them.  I really disapprove of trailers that reveal too much of the plot or are highly misleading (the best example of that is the trailer for “Wicker Park” – worth watching anyway just to see Matthew Lillard not being an idiot.)  I know that movie companies wouldn’t make any money if they followed my philosphoy strictly, but I think they could do a better job at generating interest without spoiling the film with a trailer.

I REALLY recommend seeing “The Lost Room” without reading any plot synposis or summary or blurb or trailer or anything.  Even the first five minutes has suprises that could be ruined.

I also watch Julie & Julia recently.  I’d put that in the “watch with your wife” category.  And of course Meryl Streep really does do a fantastic job as Julia Child.  I had a lot of thinking about how they made Ms. Streep look so much taller than everyone all the time (Julie Child was 6’2″ and Streep is some where around 5’6″ or maybe even shorter).

I like bad science fiction movies.  I am a MSTie and find some charm in a lot of awful sci-fi.  I am really tempted to make Torgo’s Theme from “Manos: Hands of Fate” my ring tone.

That being said, “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus” was awful.  It was so bad, it was hard to make fun of it.  I am going to break my rule of not revealing much about any movie, but to save you the pain this film will inflict upon your soul, the scene in the trailer where Mega Shark jumps out of the ocean and eats a plane out of the air is the only real highlight in the movie.  I laughed for a good five minutes after that one.  But when I finally finished the movie, I died a little inside.

Friends don’t let friends watch “Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.”

One Response to “The Lost Blog and The Lost Room”

  1. Karalene Ludlow says:

    Thanks for blogging babe. I think the world is in need of your thoughts … and to anyone reading these comments, I second the thought that “friends don’t let friends watch ‘Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.” … you have been adequately warned ~