I realized that I haven't been taking full advantage of the "Watch Instantly" feature in Netflix. So, I watched Fired!, a documentary about being, uh, fired, by the girl who used to be the cohost on Dinner and a Movie until . . . . they fired her? Or she quit to do car commercials, whichever.
I'd already read the book she wrote, which was essentially a collection of various actors and comedians talking about the many, many, many times that they were fired, so I'm not sure why I watched the movie, which was essentially a collection of various actors and comedians talking about the many, many, many times that they were fired. I'm something of a completist, I guess.
I also watched Helvetica, a documentary about the typeface. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I think I was spoiled by how good The King of Kong and Wordplay were.
Last night, since I had already watched the discs I'd recieved in the mail (You Kill Me, Slap Shot, and Blue Streak: all okay, I guess), I watched two more: The Ten and True Colors.
I wanted to see The Ten around this time last year, because I think it was part of the Cleveland Film Festival. But, for whatever reason, I didn't make it. I was pleasantly surprised in the beginning, because I either didn't know or had forgotten that Adam Brody was in it. It's funny, but . . . offbeat, I guess. And since I'm good at playing Hey! It's that Guy! I had a lot of familiar faces to preoccupy me.
I don't know how True Colors ended up in my queue — well, probably when I added a lot of John Cusack movies. I'd never heard of this one before, but I really liked it. Some elements I could see coming, but there were a few twists I didn't expect. There was a lot of ho-yay — at some points when Cusack was fighting with James Spader over a girl, I was thinking that Cusack and Spader should just make out already. That would have been an interesting movie, ha ha.