(But I’m guessing you already figured that out for yourself.)
I spent a week in
. The weather was great the first couple of days, but was only so-so after that. I didn’t get as much hiking in as I had been hoping to do. It was good to get out of the usual routine, though, and it’s still a beautiful place to be. Acadia National Park
One of the bad weather days I did go see The Avengers again – the first time since 1994 I’ve gone to a movie twice. It was a theater that specialized in serving you pizza during the film, so that was an interesting twist.
I’ve actually been back for a few days. Rather than jump right into writing recommendations again, I decided to get serious about tracking down my unseen movies from the 1,001 Movies list that are not available via Netflix. There are a total of 128 films. Over the last three days I’ve managed to track down 125 of them. Alas, three managed to defeat my google-fu. Those movies are 1969’s Lucia, 1981’s Too Early, Too Late (aka Trop tot, trop tard aka Zu fruh, zu spat), and 1995’s
Deseret. Oh, I found links for them, but they were all invalid. I did find possible working links for the latter two, but they required a premium Filepost account to get to them.
If anyone can point me to working copies of any of these three movies, I would be most appreciative. (No torrents, please). I’m not morally opposed to torrents, but I am opposed to opening up my computer’s security in order to use them. In return, if you are having trouble finding a 1,001 Movies film other than these three, it might be one of the 125 I just tracked down for myself. I could point you in the right direction.
I mentioned when I went away that I had not liked Dark Shadows enough to recommend to others, so I had not written a review post, but had put some comments in my main 2012 Big Summer Movies post. I had figured I would return with a review of Battleship and/or Men in Black 3, but having seen both, I cannot recommend them either. Like Dark Shadows, they are not horrible movies, but they are also not that great.
Perhaps I am in a more critical mood this spring compared to last year, or perhaps this year’s movies have not been quite as good. Maybe they are all just suffering in comparison to The Avengers. I was on the fence with Men in Black 3 for a bit. I was considering whether a nice reveal at the end could redeem the rest of the movie. If you are curious about my thoughts on either film, you can read them here.
I’m not sure if I will be able to make my way through the backlog of posts I missed at all of your sites while I was away, but I will try.