Books and Movies for August

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

Books:
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!

Movies:
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.

5 Comments

  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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