I haven’t seen season three of Torchwood yet (ditto for season four of Doctor Who or any of the Sarah Jane Adventures – I’m waiting for Netflix on the former and just not the target audience for that last) but this has enough scenes that I’m looking forward to seeing them (well, maybe not the Sarah Jane Adventures)
“I became operational at the H—A—L plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January, 1992. My first instructor was Mr. Langley. He taught me to sing a song … ‘Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do. I’m half-crazy all for the love of you.'”
According to a post on Whedonesque, the DVD of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is now available for pre-order from Amazon. The disc will be officially released on December 19, just in time to be a last-minute stocking stuffer!!
When this a cappella performance was first described to me as “a tribute to Star Wars using the music of John Williams,” I have to admit, the first thing to go through my mind was Bill Murray’s performance as Nick, the Lounge Singer singing the Star Wars theme.
After watching it though, I’m quite impressed. Coordinating the singing between four takes of the same person can’t possibly be easy. And on top of that, the lyrics fit the various movie themes without sacrificing any clarity from the themes.
I’m not entirely certain why I decided to rent Deja Vu. I don’t have anything against the Murder-Mystery or Drama genres, but the description from Netflix wasn’t something that would normally seize my attention: Déjà vu — that powerful but fleeting sense that you’ve been here, or met someone, before. ATF agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) finds himself dogged by that feeling as he investigates a bombing on a New Orleans ferry. Should he shrug off the unsettling sensation, or can it help him unravel the clues he needs to save hundreds of innocent people from disaster?
It’s a fairly accurate description, but not the sort of thing that would usually get my attention. For whatever reason, I decided to take a chance on it and added the movie to my rental queue.
The movie started off slowly, but that didn’t last long. Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington’s character) is an agent of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms who is assigned to investigate the bombing of a ferry in New Orleans. His talent for quickly figuring out the details of the bombing is recognized by an FBI team assigned to the case and they recruit him to help out.
The surveillance technology being used by the FBI is the first Sci-Fi twist to the movie, but the plot twist has its own twist that results in the storyline doubling back on itself. The resolution is a little bit of a cliché, but done in such a way that it’s quite enjoyable and even the loose ends you hadn’t thought of end up being tied-up.