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Mar. 13th, 2007 | 04:16 pm

Things I’ve watched or read in the last week:

Borat - Funniest movie of the year? Not! My little joke there was
funnier than almost anything in the movie. I felt like I did when I was
watching Napolean Dynamite, another wildly popular movie that I totally
didn’t get. Maybe this is my lot now that I’ve aged out of the core
demographic. Somehow I’ll survive.

Half Nelson - I’ve been excited to see this since it was so exuberantly
reviewed over the summer. It was pretty good, but didn’t entirely live
up to expectations. One big reason is that I still generally prefer
movies that come to some sort of conclusion, and this didn’t.

Gilmore Girls, season 1, disc 6 - We picked up GG a season ago and have
been catching up through Netflix. Actually we’re watching Season 1 on
dvd, season 3 or 4 on ABC family, and the new ones on the CW. Anyway,
disc 6 had what pitiful extras there were for the whole season. I hope
they have more in later seasons.

V is for Vendetta - I was extremely impressed with this one. The
trailers led me to think it was a pure action fest, but it wasn’t that
at all. The plot was intriguing and I dug the larger themes it was
talking about.

The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett - Cassandra has been telling me
to read this book as long as we’ve ben together. I should have listened
to her back then so I could have read it 3 or 4 times again. Really
outstanding book about the building of gothic cathedrals. Wonderful
characters and good writing. one of the quickest reading thousand page
books I’ve ever read.


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