Sunday, November 25, 2012

The Week in Entertainment

DVD:  King Uncle, a 1993 Indian film starring Gujarati and Bollywood star Jackie Shroff in the title role of a tyrannical millionaire who drives away his brother (Shahrukh Khan) and marries his sister (Neviditra Saraf) to an abusive womanizer, and then has his empty life turned upside down by a spunky orphan (Pooja Ruparel). The film is based on Annie, but but only loosely so.

TV: A couple of episodes of Grimm - can't wait to see what they end up doing with Renard and Juliet. There's No Business Like Show Business, which once upon a time got me labelled square by giving me the wrong first-thought-of "Heat Wave", and Gypsy (which, inexplicably, I had never seen the movie of).

Read: The Lawgiver by Herman Wouk, a delightful novel. Also a charming YA called Boy Meets Boy, and a splendid, oh-my-god good one called Will Grayson, Will Grayson, that I can't praise highly enough. Margaret Maron's latest, The Buzzard Table, which again mixes Deborah Knott with Sigrid Harald, though fortunately Harald is very much a minor character, and they're in North Carolina. Looking For Yesterday by Marcia Muller, an excellent entry in the Sharon McCone series. Dogfight, a collection of Calvin Trillin's "Deadline Poet" verse about the 2012 presidential campaign.



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