When I revived this blog last summer/fall, I had promised that I was going to talk about my non-yarn hobbies, too. I have been terrible about that promise, though, even though I spend a huge amount of time on them. I'm not sure why. Maybe I think that the people who stop and look at my knitting won't have the same taste in movies/books/games as I do? On the other hand, I love when the knit blogs I read mention something besides knitting. I have found many great books and movies based on the fact that I like so-and-so's taste in knitting patterns, so I *must* like her taste in movies, too. Ok, that logic is completely busted, but it has been true a surprising amount of times.
Anywho. Besides re-knitting my sleeve in the proper color (ahem), I have been watching:
1. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
This is part of my Top 100 challenge that I blogged about, oh I don't know, six months ago or so. Excellent movie. It was a bit like watching a car wreck; you feel like you should look away, but are strangely compelled to keep watching the carnage unfold on screen. Taylor and Burton were amazing.
2. Spirited Away
and Howl's Moving Castle
. I have been on an anime kick recently and these are the two I started with. They are from the same studio and share a lot of the same themes, which is why I mention them together. The animation is beautiful and the stories intriguing. The stories never quite go where you expect them to, which makes them much more engaging than a Disney movie (at least, to me). My hubby and I often sit and talk about the motivations and meanings in these movies for days afterwards. Also, Christian Bale does the voice of Howl and man! That man has a sexy voice! :-)
If anybody out there has any anime recommendations, please leave them in the comments. Specifically for movies, as I don't have the patience to watch a long series right now. Thanks!