It’s the kind of week where I don’t even know what day it is- in fact, the whole week has seemed like one long unbroken day. It’s Friday, right? Please tell me it’s Friday.
Anyway, here’s what I have been up to with the medias.
I can usually go with a dumb movie, but this one I couldn’t. There were just too many obvious holes in the story. Plus, it stole too much from movies like The Fugitive. We are not that stupid, movie-makers. I know it’s a big deal because the role was originally written for a dude (Tom Cruise, was it?) and so yay for Angelina that she can get a paycheck to be in a super dumb action movie just as good as any man. Woo.
It was good. Nordic Boy kept pseudo-quoting the Wendy’s commercial lady by whispering “Where’s LaBeef?” at opportune moments, which just made it all the more enjoyable. I highly recommend that sort of behavior if you plan to see it.
I thought I could rave about Helen Mirren reading the phone book, but this one was sort of boring. I don’t understand how that happened. There are hookers! And crazy 70s outfits! And boxing! But still, snoozer. I’m sorry Helen. I still love you. Maybe there was just too much of Joe Pesci being Joe Pesci. Or something. I don’t know.
The Wire, Season 1
Watched this entire season over New Year’s weekend all over again. I think there should be a drinking game where you drink every time someone says Avon Barksdale, because they say that name like 20 times an episode.
I was expecting this to so be my movie. A documentary about design? BRING IT. But maybe my expectations were too high or something. It seemed like something you would watch on your very first day of class if you were taking Design 101. Just kind of dry, not very inspiring.
Ironic that all I could say while watching this was “Oh my LORD,” and “JEEZUS.” In an appalled sort of way. The part where they made all the little kids pray to the life size cardboard cut-out of George W. Bush? Just, what can you say to that?
I read a bunch of picture books this week for work. Here are some that have pretty artwork in them. Never mind the story, just page through and look at the illustrations. Click through to the Amazon links and click on the Look Inside feature for a taste.
Three Questions, by Jon Muth
Anatole and the Cat, by Eve Titus, illustrated by Paul Galdone
Jazzy Miz Mozetta, by Brenda C. Roberts, illustrated by Frank Morrison
Also, I read this one, which was kind of awesome. My nieces and nephews get sort of obsessed with Nordic Boy, his tools, and his tool belt, so this cracked me up.
Monkey with a Tool Belt, by Chris Monroe
Onward, to the weekend!