The crazy sleep schedule continues on unabated. I've come up with a new diet where I sleep through breakfast and lunch and then get up and just have a massive dinner. Strangely enough, I don't seem to be losing any weight with my sleep-through-all-but-one-meal plan.
Tv on the internet is much more interesting than what's currently on regular tv. Tonight I stayed up and watched the "Midnight", "Turn Left" and "Stolen Earth" episodes of Doctor Who. OMG. The last few minutes of Stolen Earth were spent literally making this face :o and :O and then
I watched a couple of movies this week. The Other Boleyn Girl
, for which I'm now very glad I didn't pay to see in the theater. It was terrible, although Natalie Portman was very good as Anne Boleyn (which is kind of odd because she didn't really rise above when in other previous crappy movies.) Scarlett Johannsen is pretty, but still boring as all hell. Whenever she was on screen, it felt like "Oh yeah right, you're in this, aren't you?" which is not something you should be thinking about the main character. Jim Sturgess (hot) was totally wasted as George Boleyn. He should have been so much wittier and gayer than what the movie gave us.
Out of curiousity (and because I was too lazy to walk over and take the dvd out of the player), I watched some of the extras. Also, I wanted to see if Philippa Gregory is as on crack in person as she is in her writing, but I detected no overt signs of Anne Rice-ian wackjobness. I did feel bad for Eric Bana (hotness also mostly wasted) because he mentions in an interview how he wanted to do the movie because he liked the book. And the movie is nothing
like the book. (Nor is it like history either, for that matter.) In fact, they immediately show the screenwriter saying how the book doesn't work cinematically
, so he pretty much threw out the book and tried to keep to its spirit instead. I'm sorry, that just sounds like a shitty excuse for poor writing. It's your job to make it work, screenwriter guy. Turns out that the he wrote a previous Henry VIII biopic that I saw on Masterpiece Theater a few years back that was also crap. I don't know what he has against the Tudor period, but I hope he stays out of it in the future.
Oh, and I watched Grant Gee's documentary about Joy Division too. I really only like maybe about four or five Joy Division songs, but the documentary is very beautifully filmed and interesting. And hella depressing. I love Grant Gee's other documentary about Radiohead, Meeting People is Easy
, and I'll say this: Grant Gee does a really good job at conveying the spirit and awesomeness of a particular rock band's music, but he makes being a rock star seem like it's the most soul crushing experience ever. Or maybe it's just the subjects he's chosen, I don't know, but his movies make me want to both go out and see concerts and take anti-depressants.
Hey, it's light out, so that means I can get some sleep now. Later, internets.