Books and Movies for August

I’m going to try and be less wordy this time. :)

Lord Darcy by Randall Garrett — liked it. And I’d recommend it to anyone.
Death and Thraxas by Martin Scott — liked it. Fun read, but I wouldn’t buy it in hardcover. Paperback, sure.
And that’s it!

Clerks — Ok. Funny parts definitely, but I didn’t love it like lots of other people seem to.
The Contender — Ok. Lots of interesting things going on, definitely easy to watch, but I didn’t love it.
Guess Who — Ok. Lots of laugh out loud moments, but didn’t add up to a great movie. Still fun though.
War of the Worlds — Ok. I mean, seemed like a good summer flick, but overall, eh.
Bewitched — Ok. Funny moments, but the whole was LESS than the sum of its parts. This is becoming a theme here. :P
Pride & Prejudice — Great! Yay the first movie this month I really liked. It was clearly a movie version of the book done by fans. I’m sad that they didn’t find a way to work in the first line of the book though.
Calendar Girls — Fine, and with really good performances. But I dunno, didn’t love it.
The Island — Sucks. It was trying to say intelligent things but it felt like the director didn’t care about the message, only about the action. Didn’t work for me.
Anger Management — Ok. Once again, had good performances and good parts but not enough.


  1. lewis loves clerks 2. its one of his fav. he says its better than the first one.

  2. didn’t i tell you the new version of P&P with keira knightley was good? got the dvd. it’s good to watch when i want to see P&P, but don’t want to spend 5 hours of my life going thru it. :P

  3. War of the Worlds is one of the stupidest movies ever.
    I dislike it with great intensity.

  4. Yeah, it’s one of few movies I couldn’t finish all the way through. And that’s saying a lot since I managed to sit through The Aviator (fast fwded). I haven’t read a book since March. Que terible.

  5. I read The Alienist by Caleb Carr and the follow-up novel to that, Angel of Darkness. Both were psychological thrillers, and quite enjoyable. I’m currently reading The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte but it’s too early to tell with that one. So far so good though :)
    Movies… saw several Chris Rock specials… they’re all funny, although I notice certain themes that have developed where perhaps they would have been funnier more spaced out. Lots of Miyazaki movies, which are always enjoyable.

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