It's Friday and I'm sitting here trying to get up the energy to watch THE DARK KNIGHT on dvd. Or maybe VANTAGE POINT. I got both of these from some friends whose son in L.A. sent them good quality boots of these two. They also loaned me a copy of their daughter's producing effort, CRIMSON WATER, a slasher flick about a killer stalking teenagers after hours at a public pool party. Not too good. Bad sound, amateurish performances, bad dialog. Other than that it's great. For a first effort, not too shabby.
I just finished watching the old HBO series BAND OF BROTHERS, about the 101st Airborne Division who parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. A very good mini-series, possibly the best ever, with the obvious exception of LONESOME DOVE. In one of the last episodes, they hunt down a man who allegedly ran the death camp they liberated in the previous show; I recognized that flat German face as our old friend Dan Van Husen. He did a good job with just a few moments of screen time. Later on in the same episode (Points) an aged German general gives a touching speech to his men; played by Wolf Kahler, who was the Nazi in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. He's aged (but then I guess we all have)
So I've got my work cut out for me. All those movies to watch before I return them And I netflixed THE RUINS which looks pretty good. And about a hundred spaghetti westerns which I've been stacking up to watch someday. Guess I'll quit blogging and go do that.