Sunday, September 17, 2006
The Good:
Smart, well-written little movie that surpasses most of the bigger movies out there.  Sure, people don’t actually talk like that, but man, the world would be a far more interesting and fun place if they did.  (DVD)

The Bad:
Total, utter crap that isn’t the slightest bit scary or interesting.  (DVD)

The Ho-Hum
Another Nicolas Cage flick to fall asleep to.  (Movie Central)
Thursday, September 14, 2006
The rain has started. The leaves are falling. The countdown is on.
The new Fall Season is about to start - it can rain till the cows come home, it can rain cats and dogs, I’m happy as a clam so long as our cable doesn’t go out.

Early starters, such as Bones, have already got me hooked though I wasn’t a regular viewer last season. Rescue Me rocks. I have given new shows Justice and Vanished a try - the former is okay, if a little overproduced, the latter is dull, and I feel sorry for anyone who invests too much time in it, because I doubt it will be around long enough for viewers to get any resolution/satisfaction to the serial story-line.

Still waiting for:
Grey’s Anatomy - McDreamy or McVet? If Izzie is back (she is) can we also have some flashbacks of Denny (murdering bastard writers)?
Veronica Mars - Veronica is off to college for some more Nancy Drew-like adventures. Please tune in so she is not cancelled. It’s a really good show.
Smallville & Supernatural - Will have competition and force me to make life altering decisions since Grey’s is also on Thursdays this year. Hopefully Space will continue to rebroadcast on Friday nights.

A quick fun read with likable characters.  This is found in the Romance section (a section I do not go to when looking for something to read) because it is categorized by the publisher as a “paranormal romance”.  When did “paranormal romance” become an actual category of books?  The “romance” (aka: sex) in this particular book feels a little amateurish and forced.  I would prefer the scenes be whittled down and faded out and left to the imagination, which would allow the book to be in the regular fiction section of the bookstore, and categorized as something more truthful: paranormal chick lit. 
Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Aside from the fact that he’s an awesome actor and director, he hates George Bush and doesn’t shy away from it or mince words. Anyone who calls ol’ Georgie Beelzebub is okay in my book.

Sean Penn plugs Toronto festival film, rails against Bush administration

Posted on Wed Sep 13 06:23:28 2006 by presidio9
Actor Sean Penn wasted little time unleashing his volatile political views upon a Toronto International Film Festival news conference Sunday, calling U.S. President George W. Bush "a Beelzebub - and a dumb one."
Sporting a moustache and a severe expression and lighting up a cigarette that no one dared say wasn't allowed, Penn was part of a panel promoting "All the King's Men," a story of a well-meaning politician who is eventually corrupted by power and money.
"One could make the argument that George Bush is a good politician," he said sarcastically. "I think the issue is how you define politician. Once upon a time, politics was the organization of things to benefit the people."
When asked by a reporter - who apparently missed the irony in the actor's words - to explain his describing Bush as a good politician, Penn said the definition has changed, just like the definition of good actor is now "contest winner."
"So that's the level of politician I think he's good at. So out of context, he's Beelzebub - and a dumb one."
Penn has been an outspoken critic of Bush and the war on terror, writing an open letter to the president in 2002 and even making a high-profile visit to Iraq for which he incurred accusations that he was unpatriotic.
Sunday, September 10, 2006

Lippman is a good writer who keeps the reader interested and involved.  However, in this case I found the denouement rather lacklustre, as the build up had me anticipating something far more sinister than the actual outcome. 
Thursday, September 7, 2006

Not scary.  Not creepy.  Not Thrilling. 
Not interesting.
Not good.