Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Week in Entertainment

Film: Incendies, a fairly ... intense ... and brilliant Canadian film that plays out as inexorably as a Greek tragedy.

DVD: Delgo - a truly bad movie. If you have the chance to see it, and you just really want to look at a nice color palette of a movie, go ahead but be doing something else at the same time. Otherwise, just do something else. On the other hand, The City of Your Final Destination is another beautiful movie (though not animated), this one with intriguing and flawed characters (particularly Anthony Hopkins and Laura Linney's brother- and sister-in-laws) and a story that feels important but perhaps isn't. Still, it was gorgeous to watch.

TV: School Ties - perhaps most interesting for the very young Brendan Fraser and Matt Dillon who anchor the slightly predictable, but not overwhelmingly so, story of bigotry and passing and the choice between passing or succeeding. House: damn, I do not care about 13 and her friends and their problems. And I am fast not caring about Cuddy, either. The Mentalist - O. M. G. what a gut-kick ending to the season. Wow. And then Doctor Who - lovely to see Rory standing up for someone. Can't wait to see how they end it. And what a line they gave the Doctor in "I have to get to that cockerel before all hell breaks loose." Pause. "I never thought I'd get to say that again."

Read: Finished Palin's Halfway to Hollywood, and eagerly awaiting the next installment. Began Dubravka Ugresic's Baba Yaga Laid an Egg, which is fascinating so far (about halfway through).



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