It looks like I can pay my rent and bills this month, which means I get to take the day off! It's gonna be a day of homemade sushi, Skyrim, and Netflix for me; anyone got any recs? Those who followed me on Livejournal back in the day already know I have an unusually high tolerance for bad sci-fi, action, and horror, and low tolerance for shitty comedy and romance, so there's really no failure condition here if you stick to the land of genre fiction. TELL ME A THING YOU LIKE.
Because I'm the sharing type, here's some stuff I've caught streaming that I loved/liked/thought was interesting.
GRABBERS (2012) - Delightfully Irish alien invasion flick. Wonderful, wonderful cheese.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010) - Adventure, travel, and danger, set in the 1920s. Kind of in that Indiana Jones/ The Mummy sweet spot of adventure films. Featuring: a pterosaur. Also mummies (who aren't the bad guys, for once).
Vampires (2010) - No, not that John Carpenter bullshit, this one is a faux-documentary set in Belgium, following a family of vampires through their day-to-day activities. It is gory, horrifying, and hilarious, and I love it to little wet pieces. My second favorite vampire movie. As a reference point, my favorite vampire movie is Let the Right One In (2008), which is also streaming on Netflix.
Pontypool (2008) - I know I already listed a couple of horror movies, but they're not frightening, exactly. This movie is genuinely scary. It's kind of a zombie movie, without the zombies, and... okay I can't really explain this one. Watch it if you want to spend a few days flinching every time someone repeats themselves.
District B-13 (2004) - Written by Luc Besson, it's the parkour action thriller you didn't know you needed. Set IN THE FUTURE (which is now the past - 2010), it's the story of some dude who has to infiltrate a gang in order to kick all the ass in the world OR SOMETHING who cares. EXPLOSIONS.
Galaxy Quest (1999) - If you've seen Galaxy Quest, you understand. If you haven't seen Galaxy Quest, go see Galaxy Quest. Basically an affectionate parody of Star Trek, but so enjoyable. This is one of those movies I will watch anytime, anywhere.