At this point I seem to dial in for any movie or series that involves being isolated from normal life. I WONDER WHY . . .
Look at this list of my viewing over the past months.
U-571 (Submarines chasing each other during World War II. What could possibly go wrong?)
Das Boot (Clammier submarines.)
The Martian (Matt Damon on Mars.)
First Man (Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong.)
Apollo 13 (Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris, and Gary Sinise in a buddy movie about Saturn V rocket maintenance.)
Apollo 11 (Gorgeous 2019 documentary of the first trip to the moon, using new archival footage.)
Alone (Reality series featuring 10 people dumped into the wilderness with a backpack, a fish net, and a can of bear repellent. What could possibly go wrong?)
Melancholia (Kirsten Dunst keeps noticing a planet growing larger and larger in the sky. Bad news or good?)
And most recently: Away (Netflix series in which Hilary Swank leads the first mission to Mars. Has she seen The Martian?)
Here’s a list from Collider with even more space movies. What a genre!
How did I miss George Clooney in 2002’s Solaris? Or his 2013 role in Gravity? I thought I kept up with George Clooney!
Or 2007’s Sunshine from Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle? Or Moon, starring everybody’s favorite rough-edged dreamboat Sam Rockwell?
Oddly, I am not into either Star Trek or Star Wars. But at the rate I’m blasting through space movies, I’ll get there.
I’d provide links to all these, but at this point, you can basically yell something into the air and it appears on your phone or at your front door.
The pandemic is sending us in all sorts of new directions, what with all the streaming. What are you attracted to watching these days?