I've been busy enough with schoolwork that my Netflix consumption has gone way down. But I have watched a few movies lately. Quick reviews before I get back to work:
* I was introduced to the Canadian sitcom Trailer Park Boys
by my mother and stepfather, who swore by it. I must admit, it's pretty funny—sort of a low-budget, low-brow The Office
. I say give the first season a shot and see if you like it.
* The Weather Underground
was pretty interesting, especially in light of a decade that has been increasingly reminiscent of the '60s (except for the lack of hope). It's also very sad, witnessing the speed with which idealism can be corrupted.
* Welcome to Durham
, about gang violence here in my beloved town, was incredibly dull—and I live here. If I didn't live here I don't think I would have made it past the first ten minutes.
, on the other hand, I thought was pretty decent—certainly worth watching, if not exactly great. Know what you're getting into, though; while not a nudie picture, it certainly gives off the appearance of being one. If that's not your bag, baby, stay away.