The Week in Entertainment
TV: House - I don't get it. She stole $2500 from Chase. She stole $2500. Why is this being treated as if it's funny?? He's not allowed to walk away from someone he just met because she won't sleep with him? I'm not saying he's a prince (though currently he is my favorite character - which says more about the rest of them, I think), but - five minutes of conversation means she's allowed to steal from him and harass him and make his life miserable - and it's funny? He has to date people he doesn't want to? The people who write this show are crazy. A couple of indie films I hadn't even heard of before, somehow. TiMER, which had lot of interesting ideas inside the rom-com packages - things like destiny and whether you actually want to know your fate. Emma Caulfield was very good. Also, Penelope, a very cute, well-acted, appealing little fairy tale. My only quibble is, that nose was hardly enough to make grown men run screaming down a hallway to jump through a window on the second floor. Also, an animated film called Dragon Hunters which combined stunningly gorgeous visuals (of places and things) which very cartoony people and a very predictable plot. It certainly wasn't a bad movie, but don't go out of your way to see it.
Read: Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded by John Scalzi, a collection from The Whatever. Executive Lunch, not a bad first mystery, and Take The Monkeys And Run, a funny first mystery. And another JS Fletcher, In the Mayor's Parlor, which was nicely done. I like this guy's writing.