Thursday: Coda Tonight was Date Night. As it was a cold evening, we wound up staying in and watching CSI: and a Redbox movie. The CSI: episode was a tongue-in-cheek take-off on Star Trek. (Well, it was “murder at a sci-fi convention, with a Star Trek bent.”) It took me about 20 minutes to put […]

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Thursday: Coda
Tonight was Date Night. As it was a cold evening, we wound up staying in and watching CSI: and a Redbox movie.

The CSI: episode was a tongue-in-cheek take-off on Star Trek. (Well, it was “murder at a sci-fi convention, with a Star Trek bent.”) It took me about 20 minutes to put a couple of things together. Not about the episode itself, but rather about “how” and “why” CBS was airing it:

  1. The Star Trek series (all of them) were Paramount Studios/Paramount Pictures productions
  2. Paramount is owned by Viacom
  3. Viacom is the parent company of CBS.
  4. CBS airs CSI:

It was cheesy and dorky, but kind of fun.

For our movie, we opted for The Spirit. Despite many a bad review, I still wanted to see it and SaraRules, God bless ‘er, was kind enough to indulge me.

Wow.

It was… something. I believe that loonybin88 would refer to it as “a flaming pile of poo.”

It had a couple of moments  – and in a feature-length film, that’s not a lot – where it could have been decent, but on the whole, it has earned a spot on the Cool World-Long Kiss Goodnight Scale. The low end. Maybe around the “four” range. Maybe.

We also learned a very valuable lesson: Frank Miller, while he’s a well-known and respected comic book author, should not be allowed to write and/or direct. I’m sure that Will Eisner, creator of The Spirit (comic), must have been rolling in his grave over this.

Hopefully, The Late Show and The Late Late Show can redeem the entertainment portion of the night.

Namaste.

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